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what is the normal level of potassium in the blood

A 75-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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
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 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience in Urology
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
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
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 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
29 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
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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