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What is the normal level of potassium in the blood

A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
2 questions here: It is my belief that the current guidelines are outmoded. Risk is "direct, continuous, and linear." what that means is the higher the worse, the low... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
What is the eGFR?: A person with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of near 30 would be in chronic renal failure but would still have normal electrolytes.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
LOW PATASSIUM: It depends on the cause of the deficiency. If you are on blood pressure medication it can take a while to get it back up. A few bananas or cups of ora... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes!: If blood has been sitting too long, potassium levels can rise. If some hemolysis has occurred potassium will rise. If you have recently taken kcl in... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
It depends: on whether the high potassium level is because of kidney disease, medications (like lisinopril and losartan for BP or potassium supplements), endocrin... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Not necessarily ...: Unless you have symptoms like cramps or weakness. You can replace it by natural sources such as bananas, oranges, tomatoes, etc. Also if you have wate... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Low potassium levels: Usually the body regulates potassium levels well, but certainly both underlying conditions, such as kidney issues and medicines you take, can influenc... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Lottsa important: Issues here: a good rheumatologist can likely get at the bases of all of this. See my book "maximum healing" &my www.Thepmc.Org website. You may nee... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Potassium of 3.5: Although your potassium (k) of 3.5 meq/l is low, it is normal by lab standards. You should also have your doctor check your magnesium (m) level. A low... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Few mechanisms: 1. Low intake in food 2. Loss in secretions- urine, gastrointestinal-vomitus and stool, sweat 3.Increased traslocation of k in to the cells in certai... Read More

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