A 27-year-old female asked:
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would low potassium cause blood pressure yo be lower than normal or higher?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Most generally: No significant effect.
Answered on Sep 29, 2020
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Potassium: Potassium levels does not have a significant effect on blood pressure directly, however levels of potassium are affected by medications that treat blood pressure such as diuretics and ace inhibitors. There are also medical conditions that cause high blood pressure that affect potassium level as well, e.g. Hyperaldosteronism.
Answered on Sep 15, 2014
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