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A 25-year-old female asked:

if a person has a seizure because they are low on potassium - where does the threshold begin in the bloods potassium level to cause seizures?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Dangerously Low: No definite answer for you, but the level has to be very low, usually below 2 mg/dl.

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