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Could Low Blood Potassium Cause Shortness Breath
It can: The lungs would try to compensate for that making the person breathe faster ...Read more
Syndrome: What you describe could have many causes. The two you mention are among the possibilities. ...Read more
If the: Low blood count is the hemoglobin or red cells then absolutely. ...Read more
As a general rule, is 99mg of Potassium once daily enough to correct a deficiency level of 3.2? And can this level cause shortness of breath?
More potassium: I recommend that individuals with a low potassium take supplements and eat potassium-rich foods several times per day. Take the supplements with your meals which helps with the absorption. Also, increase foods with higher potassium in your diet such as bananas, orange juice, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes and cashews. The low potassium itself does not cause shortness of breath but weakness. ...Read more
Few mechanisms: 1. Low intake in food 2. Loss in secretions- urine, gastrointestinal-vomitus and stool, sweat 3. Increased traslocation of k in to the cells in certain conditions eg. Insulin excess, mineralocorticoid(aldosterone — a hormone secreted by adrenal gld.) excess are associated with low potassium. There is a genetically acquired condition called periodic hypokalemic syndrome characterized by low k level. ...Read more
If someone had low BP due to dysautonomia, would aldosterone be higher to increase blood volume? In turn could cause a lower than normal potassium?
Makes sense: Your reasoning is plausible. To prove it, you'd have to measure an aldosterone level. ...Read more
High blood pressure with low blood potassium levels brings the potential diagnosis of elevated aldosterone level (hyperaldosteronism) as a possibility.
There may be other reasons- for example if you are taking a BP medication that may cause low potassium levels but your BP is still elevated.
This finding requires a proper medical evaluation and lab analysis. ...Read more
Most generally: No significant effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes a low blood calcium level? Mine is 8.5 and i already take potassium and magnesium. Do they have anything to do with it? Vit d 57.6
A calcium of: 8.5 is still normal. The calcium level is "total" calcium, of which 1/2 is bound to proteins. Have your doctor check your "ionized calcium" which is a much more accurate determination of whether your calcium is low or not. Low parathyroid hormone can cause low calcium, as can certain kidney diseases, and other problems. Make sure you are on calcium and d. Your d level is already ok. Check w/docto. ...Read more
Useful in a pinch: Respectfully, for the reasons detailed by dr. Rubin, nebulized albuterol can be effective within 30 minutes to lower potassium by about 0.5 mmol/l. The effect lasts about 2 hours. Long enough for bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and Insulin therapies to start working. ...Read more
Does low potassium increase blood pressure? If so, could nebulized albuterol's potassium-lowering effect be a significant factor as the cause of hbp?
If a person has a seizure because they are low on potassium — where does the threshold begin in the bloods potassium level to cause seizures?
Dangerously Low: No definite answer for you, but the level has to be very low, usually below 2 mg/dl. ...Read more
I had a blood test at my doc this past wednesfay and potassium was 4.7. Well I went to ER and had a blood test and potassium was low at 3.4. He said to just increase my daily consumption. What would cause these fluctuations and am i in danger with those n
Slightly low: 4.7 is in the normal range in most labs and the 3.4 is just below the normal range. Many things can cause this including vomiting, diuretics, renal disease, low intake and vigorous exercise. ...Read more
II eat no more 20 carbs a day. My blood sugars have been in the 50s, 60s & 70s. Can low potassium cause low blood sugar readings or my carb intake?
It's lack of carbs: Why limit your carbs to 20g daily? Why are you checking your blood sugars? As you ought to know if you are doing this experiment, your body will eventually deplete its natural stores of glucose and eventually have impaired gluconeogenesis, leading to ketosis, a state that some seek for extreme weight loss, as fat is mobilized to provide alternative ketone-related energy. Be careful! Good luck ...Read more
I'm on lopressor, benicar, (olmesartan) omeprazole, and ativan. Can any of these cause low calcium and potassium blood levels?
Would taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and linzess everyday cause low potassium levels in blood?
I have low potassium and leading up to getting my blood checked I had upper stomach pain and near fainting experience, would low potassium cause this.
Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes low red blood cells (rbc), low potassium and low blood pressure?
Too many issues:
Please consult the sites given below and submit specific questions as the topics are too broad for a helpful answer.
http://www.Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/low-blood-pressure/basics/definition/con-20032298. ...Read more
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
If the heart and lungs are fine, no anemia etc but the brain receives less blood due to say hypotension could it cause shortness of breath?
Highly Unlikely!: Hypotension drives dizziness, slowness of mental function, etc; dyspnea (shortness of breath) very unlikely. Dyspnea typically a result of exercise, anxiety &/or increased congestion in lungs, as perceived in brain. Having a "normal" echo or MRI does no exclude this because they do not reveal diastolic function, pulmonary venous pressures or air flow; only possibly changes of chronic elevation. ...Read more
Shortness of breath for weeks. Help... Ekg fine, blood test fine. Very low vitamin d. X-ray fine. Tense shoulders/traps /upper chest. :(?
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