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Can Hypokalemia Cause Seizures
I take topamax (topiramate) 150 mg per day for headaches/seizures. Is it possible those med adjustments cause my hypokalemia?
Yes its possible.: Yes indeed, topamax (topiramate) can cause infrequent side effects of dehydration, low potassium (hypokalemia), and low calcium (hypocalcemia). Severeal medical studies support this finding. Definitely discuss this with your doctor and see if a different medication might be better for you. ...Read more
Low potassium: Hypokalemia is a low blood potassium level. It can be from many reasons. Usually one sees this with vomiting and diarrhea from gastroenteritis. It is also a common side effect of medications such as diuretics (lasix (furosemide) or Furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide). It can usually be replaced by oral intake of pills or liquid potassium. Sometimes intravenous potassium is needed. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
No: A renal cyst is usually a benign formation within the kidney that usually goes unnoticed until one has an imaging study such as an ultrasound or cat scan that reveals it (them). There can be multiple. There is a condition called polycystic disease of the kidney and this is a different story. A cyst in and of itself in the kidney does not cause low potassium levels (hypokalemia). ...Read more
Recurrent hypokalemia despite not on any meds to cause it. Low vit d and b12, why? I'm only 28 to have all these deficiencies.
Hypokalemia: You may have primary aldosteronism and need to be tested. I have 1, 300+ like you at hyperaldoseronism@yahoogroups. Com ...Read more
Hypokalemia: Depending on the degree of electrolyte imbalance the more dizzy you can become. You may be slightly off with regard to your potassium level. Eat a couple of bananas. They have a lot of potassium, lettuce (romaine) and kale. Also have good potassium levels. A balanced diet with 5 helping of fruits and vegetable per day in recommended. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
No: Just pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is my hypokalemia causes me to get tired easily in doing a simple walking around and other activites?
Low K fatigue: Common problem with low K. So you need to find out why it is low and correct the cause. Usually easy to figure out. ...Read more
LowK migraine: 39 asks Can nausea with migraine cause hypokalemia. No but if you vomit a lot low K may develop. More likely is that your low K is caused by Conn's Syndrome: Headache is a very common symptom. So if BP high or pee a lot at night come to my Yahoo group hyperaldosteronism at Yahoo. Com. I also specialize in this so you can get my second opinion. ...Read more
Hi doctors, can you please tell me how exactly hypokalemia causes cardiac toxicity? Thanks a lot, ,
Inhibits repolarization: The heart has a very synchronized depolarization and repolarization involving the transfer of of sodium and potassium ions. Potassium ions flood back into the heart during repolarization which is the resting phase between heartbeats if potassium levels are low this lengthens the resting stage and causes arrhythmias because there is a certain tiny mean mechanism set by the sa node pacemaker. ...Read more
Wiki says B12 injections can cause transient drop in k levels through rapid intake of k into RBC production. Hypokalemia. T or f?
"Anecdotal": And transient. And only reported when people are severely deficient. A B12 injection in someone gravely sick from pernicious anemia causes a massive rebound in the marrow, with as much as a pound of new vital blood-forming in a few days. Why extra k is required at the time. This has been misrepresented by "pop" amateur doctors. I'm glad you're skeptical about internet distortions. Best wishes. ...Read more
What causes high urine sodium and normal blood sodium levels, and would such levels be related to recurrent episodes of hypokalemia?
I am22 male. I had this hypokalemia. All my lab tests results are good. Still my doctors canot figure out the cause of my low potsium, why is that so?
Potatoes, bananas, gre: Green leafy vegetables.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not common: Both condition can co exist sometimes but not always and not common. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Wilson's disease is a deadly genetic disease involving the liver and brain; you either have it or you don't, and any practicing physician can make the call. This isn't how it presents but if you're concerned, ask. "Wilson's syndrome" is a fad diagnosis involving thyroid, promoted by an individual without credentials, and anyone who reads the symptom list will usually think they have it. ...Read more
Can hypokalemia cause vision changes. 2.9 k+, d/c'd from ER without supplements but advised to get labs done in 72 hours to recheck.
See below: Plasma renin activity and serum aldosteone levels. Sometimes urine aldosterone levels or cortisol levels. ...Read more
Treated for dehydration & hypokalemia diagnosed w/gastroenteritis but still have pain and diaherra then constipation in a cycle Cause?
Gastroenteritis: Although this sounds as if you might be infected with Giardia there is no way to know this unless fully evaluated with stool specimens, possibly endoscopy, full history and physical exam. Strongly recommend you find a GI doctor and let them assess your condition. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
Is there any other causes of high IGF-2 besides endocrine tumors? 266-616 ng mine is around 756. I also have hypoglycemia and periodic hypokalemia.
Dear Rachel233, IFG-2 has been found to be associated with several cancers and genetic syndromes. However, the only proven utility is to diagnose a specific type of low sugar. This substance is still under investigation. Here is some reliable information I found about it. I hope this helps.
https://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/gene/IGF2 ...Read more
K and alkalosis acid: Blood K is sensitive to blood pH. (hydrogen ion concentration). When H gets too high (acidosis) it moves into cells to protect from death from too much acid. As H+ moves into cells a + ion must move out. This is usually K+. Thus hyperK. When H+ gets too low (alkalosis) in blood H+ moves from cell to blood to prevent death from low H+. As H+ moves out of cell K+ moves in. Thus blood K goes down. ...Read more
Can poor diet, excessive water intake, and frequent alcohol cause hypokalemia over an extended period of time?
Can GI issues cause hypokalemia and false positive Chromogranin and vasoactive intestinal peptides? One high reading one regular reading for both.
GI AND LOW K: Asks if GI "issues" can cause low K? ANS : yes. Vomiting and or diarrhea common causes. Happy to do 2nd opinion and get you back to health. ...Read more
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