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What is the normal range for potassium levels in blood

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Follow it: Don't treat a lab value. The reference range is set so that several percent of folks fall a bit outside at either end. Don't confuse it with setting a... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Low Potassium: Low potassium most often is due to diuretics but in a number of people might be due to a aldostrone imbalance. Low alt, ast are not associated with a... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Development of metabolic alkalosis following excessive vomiting is mainly due to excessive loss of hydrogen iron (stomach acid). Potassium loss wors... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Leg cramps: Its worth continuing the magnesium supplement as we only measure extracellular levels but the intracellular levels may be reduced. If cramps occur in ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Medical Oncology
Major mineral: Potassium is the major positively charged mineral ion inside your cells. A low blood potassium ("K") can reflect low total body stores; low total body... Read More
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
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
31 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Thyroid: I presume you have been taking thyroid medicine since your thyroid was removed. How much, how often, and when do you take your thyroxine? Best at bed... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 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
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