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Why does respiratory alkalosis cause hypokalemia while metabolic acidosis causes hyperkalemia?

Why does respiratory alkalosis cause hypokalemia while metabolic acidosis causes hyperkalemia?

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

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Causes of hypokalemia with renal impairment?

Causes of hypokalemia with renal impairment?

Why low K kid dis?: There are many. The most likely are the medicines beings to treat your high blood pressure and excess fluid depending on how bad kidneys damaged. Can lose from vomit, sweat, diarrhea or not eating enough K. Happy to consult as this is all I do. ...Read more

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What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

Hyponatremia: The answers to your questions cannot fit in allotted space. For the causes of hyponatremia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/causes/con-20031445 for the causes of hyperkalemia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/symptoms/hyperkalemia/basics/causes/sym-20050776 good luck. ...Read more

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What causes Hyperkalemia in Addison's disease?

What causes Hyperkalemia in Addison's disease?

Distal tubule: In the absence of aldosterone and its like from the adrenal cortex, the proximal tubule has some mechanisms that ordinarily waste sodium and hang onto potassium. This will get you started. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low potassium (hypokalemia)?

What are the causes of low potassium (hypokalemia)?

See below: A low potassium level has many causes, some are due to decreased intake, some due to increase loss from the skin, gut eg loose stools, urine eg alcohol intake, tubular problems or magnesium deficiency.Others are due to shift of potassium into the cells. ...Read more

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Can metabolic alkalosis cause shortness of breath?

Can metabolic alkalosis cause shortness of breath?

Alkalosis: It is not that simple to say yes or no to this question. It depends upon the cause of the metabolic alkalosis. Commonly with metabolic alkalosis as a compensatory mechanism there will be hypoventilation that could be sensed as shortness of breath but respiratory rate will be lower or shallower. ...Read more

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Causes of myoclonus?

Causes of myoclonus?

It is a condition: Myoclunus just means jumping or jerking limbs. Usually it is the legs but can be any muscle. At night it may wake you up causing daytime fatigue. It can occur by itself or be part of a number of conditions where nerves in the head are not communicating with the nerves in the spine such as ms, head injury or pinched spinal nerves. Have a neurologist evaluate. ...Read more

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Can alkalosis of the blood due to low potassium and fludrocortisone cause shortness of breath?

Can alkalosis of the blood due to low potassium and fludrocortisone cause shortness of breath?

It can: the lungs would try to compensate for that making the person breathe faster ...Read more

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Can Hypokalemic periodic paralysis cause hypoglycemia?

Can Hypokalemic periodic paralysis cause hypoglycemia?

Electrolyte imbalanc: It is important for you to have small frequent meals to keep your glucose and electrolytes in balance. K and glucose will affect each other as will other electrolytes. Be very careful with this as K also will affect your heart and cause arrhythmias. Check your levels with your Dr and follow a health diet. Good Luck ...Read more

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How are hypokalemia and hypokalemia periodic paralysis different?

How are hypokalemia and hypokalemia periodic paralysis different?

Low K paralysis: Asks: How does low K differ from hypokalemic periodic paralysis. ANS hypokalemia means blood K is low. Many causes. HKPP is an inherited disorder in who knows K suddenly drops (reasons not know) and you become paralyzed. ...Read more

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What's the pathophysiology of lactic acidosis in von gierki's disease?

See below: La arises from impairment of gluconeogenesis. Lactic acid is generated both in the liver and muscle and is oxidized to pyruvic acid and then converted via the gluconeogenenic pathway to g6p. Accumulation of g6p inhibits conversion of lactate to pyruvate. The Lactic Acid level rises during fasting as glucose falls. In people with gsd i, it may not fall entirely to normal even when gluc levels r nml. ...Read more

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What are the differences between hypokalemia and hypokalemia periodic paralysis?

What are the differences between hypokalemia and hypokalemia periodic paralysis?

Hypokalemia: Hypokalemia means low (hypo) potassium level in the blood. Some individuals have a rare genetic disorder and abnormality in the potassium channels in their muscle cells, which can cause muscle weakness with low potassium. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the association between metabolic acidosis caused by high levels of lactate with thiamine deficiency?

Please help! what is the association between metabolic acidosis caused by high levels of lactate with thiamine deficiency?

Possible mitochon- : rial disorder. Thiamine-vitamin B1-is a cofactor for energy production, which occurs primarily in mitochondria. When mitochondria become sick, anaerobic metabolism occurs, producing lactic acid. The most recognized cause of thiamine deficiency is alcohol. they are in mind that Siam mean is destroyed by sulfites which are used commonly by the food industry for preservatives. I suggest a clinical genetics consultation ...Read more

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Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Mono or Polyclonal: High levels of immunoglobulins (hypergammaglobulinemia) can be monoclonal (specific) - due to malignant proliferation of plasma cells or lymphocytes as in myeloma or waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Polyclonal (many types) hypergammaglobulinemia is a benign condition due to infection, inflammation causing non-specific gamma globulin production such as in hepatitis, immune and allergic disorders. ...Read more

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Causes of aniocytosis?

Causes of aniocytosis?

Anisocytosis, having: Red blood cells (rbc's) of different sizes, can be caused by iron deficiency & sickle cell anemias, folate (folic acid) or vitamin B12 deficiency, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, cytotoxic chemotherapy, chronic liver disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, thalassemia major, & thalassemia intermedia. The unequal-sized rbc's are small in some of these disorders & large in others. ...Read more

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Would renal failure result in hypo- or hyperkalemia? Why?

Depends: Many factors contribute to serum potassium levels including residual kidney function, diuretic use, potassium intake, GI potassium loss (i.e. diarrhea), and acid/base status. It is possible to see high or low serum potassium levels in patients with renal failure but hyperkalemia (high potassium) is more commonly observed in patients with advanced renal dysfunction. ...Read more

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What causes hypocalcemia and a lymphopenia?

What causes hypocalcemia and a lymphopenia?

See below: These are two different conditions. There are several causes of hypocalcemia, including calcium and vitamin d deficiency, chronic kidney disease etc. Best to talk to your doctor. Lymphopenia is decreased lymphocyte count caused by some infections or medications amongst other reasons. Please talk to your doc. ...Read more