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Could low potassium cause anxiety heart?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Potassium is needed: For muscle contraction. It needs to be balanced with magnesium and calcium. Thus, low potassium can cause heart symptoms. Please see a doctor to get your levels check and share w/him/her any symptoms you may have. Peace and good health.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could low potassium cause heart symptoms?

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Yes: Low potassium cause muscle weakness and may increase risk of arrhythmias. Low magnesium sometimes associated with low k, may worse the risk. Ekg must be done. Also the cause have to be investigated. Drug related, GI losses, kidney losses, endocrine disease associated.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if low potassium causes anxiety or heart problems?

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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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Low potassium : can cause disorientation and is very dangerous. Get some medical help, got to the ER or urgent care. You can be lightheaded and unable to walk and. An MD can tell you if it causes heart problems. Then you can rule out anxiety after ruling out the medical issues first.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
can cause a heart arrhythmia which is also dangerous so see your doctor asap.
Jul 13, 2014
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can low potassium cause seizures?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
No: Low potassium can cause muscle pain, cramps, weakness, paralysis, and even heart rhythm changes. Extent of symptoms are in part related to severity of drop in levels.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can beer be the cause of low potassium?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Beer: The diuresis associated with drinking beer can wash out potassium.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of low potassium (hypokalemia)?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: A low potassium level has many causes, some are due to decreased intake, some due to increase loss from the skin, gut eg loose stools, urine eg alcohol intake, tubular problems or magnesium deficiency.Others are due to shift of potassium into the cells.

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