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Causes Of Hypernatremia And Hypokalemia
Not common: Both condition can co exist sometimes but not always and not common. ...Read more
If someone has hypernatremia what happens with in the body to cause them to have rapid respiration's?
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
See below: Plasma renin activity and serum aldosteone levels. Sometimes urine aldosterone levels or cortisol levels. ...Read more
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(1) Can hypernatremia be live-threatening?, and (2) Can hypernatremia be an underlying cause of delirium?
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
High aldo: Could high aldosterone cause sodium retention? Could it cause hypernatremia? ANS: yes it is the strongest salt retaining hormone. And in classic Conn's syndrome, the most common cause it leads to hyperNa. I have specialized in this for 50 years and happy to help you and team figure out what is going on. Also go to hyperaldosteronism@yahoogroups. Com to meet over 1, 000 others with this problem ...Read more
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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
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
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?
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