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Can Low Potassium Cause Dizziness
What can cause dizziness and a low pulse rate (44-60 bpm). EKG, X-ray, blood work, CT scan are all normal except for low potassium.
Dizzy with low pulse: Hello JCortes, that's a really tough set of symptoms because there can be so many causes of dizziness. The first thing to come to my mind though when I hear low blood pressure though is medications, especially blood pressure medicine. If you're taking any medicine, prescribed or not prescribed, you should probably see your doctor or google them and check for common side effects. Good luck :) ...Read more
Sudden dizziness, arms felt cold, nausea, and feeling faint, so went to ER. EKG normal, chest X-ray & brain CT & blood tests ok but low potassium. Sent home. Can Low potassium cause these symptoms?
Not likely: Your symptoms & the rapidity with which everything seems to have come on speaks in favor of what we refer to as a VASOVAGAL reaction. For some reason you suddenly had a stimulation by the Vagus Nerve of your cardiovascular system which would've dropped your blood pressure & heart rate by a fair amount. Since you were sent home from the ER I'm sure your potassium wasn't THAT LOW to be of concern. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
I got my blood work done six years ago and it was normal. Now I have low hemoglobin, low MCH, high RDW and low potassium. I have dizziness, bouts of rapid heart rate and heart palpitations. I have normal cardiac workup. Could it be because of bleeding? Is
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
I have hypokalemia. Last few days I've been dizzy and muscle weakness to the point I almost fall. Could my levels be low?
Hypokalemia.: Yes, your hypokalemia can be causing the symptoms of muscle weakness. Consult your physician to check your potassium level. There are many reasons a person can have hypokalemia, it can be due to certain medications or some endocrine and metabolic disorders. In the meantime you should eat food rich in potassium e.G bananas and oranges and get the work up done for hypokalemia. ...Read more
My husband chf, and only pumps 17 pre. Today he is very dizziy, tried, soure, and is haveing hot flashes. Could this be a side effect of low potassium?
Hyperparathyroidism with low vit. D and slightly elevated potassium. What does this mean to you? Could high potassium cause headaches? Dizziness?
Hyperparathyroidism: It means you do have Hyperparathyroidism and since you are less than 50 years old, you are a candidate for Parathyroid surgery to cure it. You need vit d supplemet depending on your level. High Pottasium level has been described with Hyperparathyroidism and may cause headace ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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:
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. ...Read more
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
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?
Can potassium level of 3.0 cause severe dizziness, 155+ resting heart rate and trouble concentrating while having these symptoms? Thanks!
Seek medical care: A resting heart rate of 155+ is very concerning. The potassium needs to be corrected. Seek medical attention immediately. The dizziness and difficulty concentrating are symptoms of cardiac problems. Please go to the ER. Do not attempt to drive yourself there! You need an EKG and medical work-up. ...Read more
My potassium is 3.9 could my potassium be low? Tachycardia and dizzy. Period is late and have constipation. Would it be smart to do a blood test?
What is the reason of high potassium and low white cell in blood since I have IBS (consumption)? Dry eyes, feeling dizziness, nausea, headache sometimes.
High potassium, platelets, wbc, acth test low. Fever still, muscle, joint pain, dizziness, etc, chiari too. Borderline addison's.Do I have it? Hemoc poss. Y
Not likely,,,: Due to your low acth, you might have secondary adrenal insufficiency which can give many of the same symptoms, like dizziness and muscle pain. You also could have an infection as seen with your high wbc. It would be smart to see your doctor and get an acth stimulation test to see for sure if your adrenals work right. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Hi my question is, that I been feeling a bit dizzy im anemic and have low potacium. I'm afraid to go see a doctor. Do you think I should see a doctor?
Definietly: You need professional care to stop these problems. Take the first step and call for an an appointment with a doctor. ...Read more
Does anyone no what low pottasium, low sulphate and low red cells all mean, had sudden alopecia, dizziness, nusea bad heads, thank u?
Depends on how low:
The condition depends on the degree of reduction and duration of the reduction
low potassium could cause weakness on mild weakness if it is slightly low and more serious if it is very low. Changes in sulfate take more lo and little longer time. Red cell lowering also somewhat similar to that of sulphate ...Read more
Could a person have Addison's disease with a normal CBC? Normal sodium, potassium, and glucose within the general test. Symptoms of fatigue/dizziness.
Florinef (fludrocortisone) for pots 50mcg felt a lot better now. 1mg feel dizzy and sick. Will these side effects go? Potassium is fine weekly blood test. Ughh!
Lower dose?: You may need to lower the dose, but you should only do this with your doctor's supervision! Never stop Florinef (fludrocortisone) abruptly, it could lead to fatal adrenal crisis if you were previously on it for awhile. Florinef (fludrocortisone) supresses your body's natural production of cortisol, so stopping suddenly can cause low cortisol crisis. ...Read more
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