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what is the difference between calcium potassium

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
CA and K: Too many to describe here. Too much will kill and too little will kill. Go to wikipedia for good discussion of each.

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A 77-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Normal.....: Yes, could be normal.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
37 years experience in Cardiology
No: Low magnesium can cause low calcium + low potassium. Diuretics can cause high calcium and low potassium. Are you on any meds?
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: Mildly low potassium or mildly high calcium is not considered dangerous, although not normal. When more severe deviation from normal, either can be da ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many causes: The main ones are diet , taking the above mentioned minerals as medication , kidney diseases ( for potassium ) hormonal problem ( hyperparathyroidism ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Cheese has more cal: Also yogurt has mor calcium than milk. Tums (calcium carbonate) has a lot of calcium. Mind you, much calcium intake has its problems of increasing kid ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not necessarily: Good idea to recheck labs, as often minimally abnormal studies the result of improper handling of the blood specimen, causing hemolysis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
33 years experience in Urology
Stones: Your math equation is not quite set up correctly. We use potassium citrate to try and minimize the recurrence of calcium oxalate stones.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Low potassium and Ca: Your low level of potassium (K) can be due to lack of K ingestion, diuretic losses, magnesium (M) deficit, GI losses, distal renal tubular acidosis an ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Pulled muscle: Most likely a pulled hypoglossal muscle(part of the tongue). Use soft food for the next 3 days

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