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Can Low Potassium Cause Back Pain
What can cause sudden dangerously low potassium, hypokalemia, causing me to collapse and nearly die? What tests do I need?
Low K: 55 F asks what can cause sudden dangerous low K? I collapsed and nearly died. ANS: Many things & can't detail here. But at ur age & having given no other information (people must think we can read minds here-NOT) suspect taking diuretic 4 HTN or edema, severe vomiting diarrhea sweating, GI tumor, or adrenal tumor making 2 much aldosterone. I specialize in this. Consult me!See 1 more doctor answer
I have a low potassium problem and kidney stones problem. Is my hypokalemia the cause of my kidney stones? Or the other way?
Unlikely: A potassium-wasting problem might be due to kidney tubular / parenchymal damage from infection related to kidney stones, but in this case you would have been told of this by your physicians. If your potassium is actually significantly below the healthy range, this is serious and no physician would let it go without a full workup. You have a right to a thorough explanation from your doctor.See 2 more doctor answers
Bad back pain, not sure if its my kidneys but my urine is very dark almost brown looking. Potassium low recently, should I make a doc appt?
Yes: Yes, it sounds like you should have a urinanalysis done and blood chemistries. You should see your health care provider.
Insulin 64 after high carbs and glucose 54 & hypokalemia. I'm hypokalemic PP diagnosed but wonder if congenital hyperinsulin can cause low potassium?
Insulin and carbs: Rachel, I wish I could help you but your comments are unclear. What do you mean by "insulin 64" and glucose 54? Have you been told that you have "congenital hyper-insulin"? In that case your doctor would have referred you to a surgeon. If you can, please give me some more information.
Was diagnosed with hypokalemia after taking florinef (fludrocortisone). Same day I had blood work for nt-probnp. Could low potassium cause high bnp? Mine was high
Blood pressure high on meds potassium level doc told me was low 3.3 lower back pain exhausted etc any clue to what it could be?
Your symptoms and: Findings are too nonspecific to provide you with a specific diagnosis. It may be as simple as you needing to eat a more nutritious diet and get more exercise. Discuss this issue with your health care provider who has all of your information or schedule a video appointment with a physician on HealthTap.
I have chronically low potassium. Is drinking coconut water safe? I drink 50 oz per day over the last few months & it has corrected my hypokalemia.
Safe: Coconut water is safe. It is likely that bananas will do the same good at lower cost.
What's the cure to hypokalemia if the cause is the shift of potassium ions into the cells? Please answer. Thank you.
Treat the cause: And replacing it with pills or IV potassium. Take care!
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.
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?
How does hypokalemia affect leg muscle endurance activities like running and swimming? With low potassium can you still build muscle?
Eating to much Black licorice cause hypokalemia, can compensate this eating food rich in potassium? Can Cause also bleeding due to lowering platelets
Don't overdo it: The more serious risk of excess black licorice is as a cause of high blood pressure. People who have actually have gotten sick have eaten the real stuff (not just licorice-flavored candy); if this is a major component of your diet, do keep track of your electrolytes and blood pressure with your physician during your annual health check-ups. If they are okay, enjoy what you love.
I get charlie horse like pain in my hips and thighs at night. I have cirrhosis of the liver and low potassium issues. Can the hypokalemia be the cau?
Electrolyte: Abnormalities can often contribute to muscle spasms and cramps.
Day after stomach flu bloating, cramping and back pain? Normal? Dehydration. I also have HypoKpp not sure if it's potassium related.
Normal: Drink plenty of fluids and Gator aid and this will resolveSee 1 more doctor answer
How long and what dosage of Klor-Con would get a hypokalemia patient secondary to B12 injection back to normal?
See below: If deficient in k then you are 200meq below normal if all things are equal your k would be back to normal within 7-10 days with the usuall dosage.See 1 more doctor answer
Can exercise & glucose shift potassium in a healthy person? I'm diagnosed hkpp, getting 2nd opinion. Hypoglycemia & random hypokalemia. What else???
Hkpp?: Exercise drives sugar into cells and would cause hypoglycemia if your liver failed to metabolize glycogen and couldn't perform gluconeogenesis. An insulin secreting tumor should be ruled out. Exercise should not affect potassium unless you have a metabolic disorder (low potassium from alkalosis, high potassium from acidosis). Are you seeing an endocrinologist?See 1 more doctor answer
When treating genetically-induced hypokalemia (3 members of my immediate family have it), how much oral potassium should be taken on a daily basis?
The cause?: Your low potassium level may well be from the vomiting and not the cause for your current symptoms. See your doctor ASAP to make sure there is nothing more serious. If you can't get an appointment today, go to an emergency room since I don't like what I am seeing.See 1 more doctor answer
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