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what causes low potassium levels? could this cause me to nearly pass out every time i sit up?

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Balance , vital: Low potassium can cause fatal abnormalities in heart rhythm resulting in cardiac arrest. It can cause severe muscle weakness, abnormalities in kidney function, slowing of bowel movement etc. Symptoms of low potassium depends of the level, rate of reduction and duration. Low levels could be due to increased loss in the urine or diarrhea. Rarely due to low intake or shifts in blood.

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