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A 41-year-old member asked:

I have hypokalemia which is low potassium in my blood should i play soccer today or wait?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Low potassium: You would be better off waiting for your potassium (k) levels to rise before you play soccer. The more important question is, why is your k low? Are you on any medications that would lower it, like diuretics? Do you have a low magnesium level? See a physician to get to the cause of your low k level. It is better to prevent a problem than treat it.

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