A female asked:
how does hypokalemia affect leg muscle endurance activities like running and swimming? with low potassium can you still build muscle?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Coats II answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle cramps: You need proteins to build and maintain muscle, but you need to right balance of fluids and electrolytes to have good muscle function. When your potassium is low, you are more likely to experience muscle cramps and fatigue.
Answered on Jul 4, 2016
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