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What is the difference between calcium potassium

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
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 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lourdes margarita Landron-garcia
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Normal.....: Yes, could be normal.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Potassium up: Potassium is generally elevated, Normal potassium and calcium do not exclude Addison.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 38 years experience
No: Low magnesium can cause low calcium + low potassium. Diuretics can cause high calcium and low potassium. Are you on any meds?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Many causes: The main ones are diet , taking the above mentioned minerals as medication , kidney diseases ( for potassium ) hormonal problem ( hyperparathyroidism ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Electrolyte imbalanc: Looks like it could be but may be normal for u. Discuss with team.
A female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not necessarily: Good idea to recheck labs, as often minimally abnormal studies the result of improper handling of the blood specimen, causing hemolysis.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 34 years experience
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
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

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