U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Houma, LA
A 17-year-old male asked:

does low or high potassium blood levels cause dizziness?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Both can: High potassium and low potassium both can cause dizziness if severe enough to cause low blood pressure by affecting heart rhythm.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 39-year-old member asked:

Why does one have low cortisol and high potassium levels in addison's disease?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
See below: Addison's disease is a state of low cortisol or hypocortisolism. In addition to cortsiol, the adrenal galnd also produces a very important hormone called aldosterone. The latter is responsible for reabsorbing sodium from the urine in exchange for potassium. If such hormone is not produced in sufficient quantity (either isolated or in conjunction with cortisol), potassium levels go up.
CA
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you explain the difference between potassium citrate and potassium carbonate?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Different salts: Both are salts of potassium. One contains carbonate the other citrate. Potassium is the primary ingredient in both n.
A 19-year-old member asked:

On february 23 of 2011nowhere I went to the hospital for having low potassium. And im fully recovered, but when I drink soda I start to get dizzy why?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Unclear to me why: This should not be related to history of low potassium although you need yearly lab to make sure that you do not have that again. Why is being dizzy with soda intake? Could it be related to abdominal distension or ulcer disease? Unclear. Need to check with a doctor who knows your medical history and your vital signs to be able to get a better answer.
TX
A 29-year-old male asked:

Can hyperthyroidism flush out potassium from my body?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Yes, especially if the hyperthyroidism leads to diarrhea....A common cause of low potassium.
A 38-year-old female asked:

For several months I have been dizzy, vertigo issues, unable to think/cocentrate, experience blocked ears. Poor vision, nausea, feeling of burning up (no fever), occasional nausea, tingling in back, arms, legs. Extremely fatigued. Occasional metallic tast

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See an ENT: You should be seen by an ENT or a neurologist as soon as possible and have this diagnosed. Sometimes it may be a condition involving the central nervous system. Please do and hope you are better soon.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jun 17, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.