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What may be the cause of hypokalemia disease and how is it treated?

What may be the cause of hypokalemia disease and how is it treated?

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

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Hypokalemia (Definition)

Most labs will define normal as 3.5 to 5. Some may increase the upper limits to 5.2 but anything above 5.5 is clearly abnormal. Level below ...Read more


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Does hypokalemia cause dizziness ?

Does hypokalemia cause dizziness ?

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

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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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Can taking warfarin and probiotics cause problems?

Can taking warfarin and probiotics cause problems?

Possibly: Anything which alters the intestinal microbial content can effect vit k levels and therefore Coumadin (warfarin) dosing. It is common for inr levels, which are used to monitor coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) to rise with antibiotics. Probiotics have the potential to increase intestinal vit k levels and reduce the effectiveness of coumadin (warfarin). If you are on Coumadin (warfarin) you should check with your doc before taking them. ...Read more

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What can cause d-dimer to be high while on warfarin?

Risk of stopping rx: Early on, d-dimer could be left over products from clots that formed before the warfarin or, later on during treatment, the test can be used to decide how long to continue warfarin, since an elevated d-dimer may indicate an increased risk of more clots when the warfarin is stopped. ...Read more

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What causes your INR level to go from 2.3 to 1.3 and I am in coumadin (warfarin)?

Multiple factors: Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with a number of gods and medications. Please check the following link for detailed information. http://m.circ.ahajournals.org/content/119/8/e220.full. ...Read more

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I had an uedvt. I've been on warfarin for 1 month. I am still having a small bit of pain in my arm. Is this normal? What causes the pain?

I had an uedvt. I've been on warfarin for 1 month. I am still having a small bit of pain in my arm. Is this normal? What causes the pain?

Dvt: The question is why did you develop a deep vein thrombosis of the upper extremity. Pain as result of a deep vein thrombosis may persist, if the main vein channel, returning blood flow to the heart is blocked. This will improve over time as collateral channels develop. Do you have thoracic outlet syndrome? ...Read more

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If a pt has a high INR (2.1 & 2.2) but is not on Coumadin (warfarin) should a work up be done to determine the cause? Why? What would a work up consist of?

If a pt has a high INR (2.1 &  2.2) but is not on Coumadin (warfarin) should a work up be done to determine the cause? Why? What would a work up consist of?

Absolutely: High INR indicates impaired blood clotting. It can be caused by advanced liver disease, severe infections, certain types of cancer, very large blood loss, and severe malnutrition. It definitely needs to be investigated if the cause is not obvious. ...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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Could warfarin cause nightmares in children?

Probably not...but..: The bigger question is why is a child on warfarin? ...Read more

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Can a bad kidney that now causes pain cause hypokalemia?

Can a bad kidney that now causes pain cause hypokalemia?

Not common: Both condition can co exist sometimes but not always and not common. ...Read more

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My INR level has increased constantly from therapeutic level (2-3) to recently 3.7, despite reduced warfarin dosis. What is the caused? Thank you

My INR level has increased constantly from therapeutic level (2-3) to recently 3.7, despite reduced warfarin dosis. What is the caused? Thank you

Warfarin: New medication, diet, different generic rx and then we don't know, i often prescribe brand name Coumadin (warfarin) as there is less variation than generic rx and little room for error. ...Read more

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Can a renal cysts cause hypokalemia?

Can a renal cysts cause hypokalemia?

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

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Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more