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Can poor diet, excessive water intake, and frequent alcohol cause hypokalemia over an extended period of time?
A Simple T/F Test: If given a True/False Test about this question what would you answer?In any event you'd at least have a 50/50 chance of getting it right.Now given that any bad behavior over an extended period of time could have many adverse outcomes,would that influence your anwser?And given that you get potassium from FOOD and alcohol and water will flush stuff out of your body,what might your answer now be? ...Read more
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See Your Doctor: Recurrent hypokalemia can be a serious problem that causes weakness or possibly heart arrythmias. It is usually caused by an excessive release of potassium through urination or by excessive diarrhea. In nay respect, there may be underlying kidney issues or a medication that could be causing this recurrent issue. Therefore you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diuretic, diarrhea..: Above are two common causes of hypokalemia. Types and doses of diuretics typically used today do not lead to low potassium. However, meds are complicated. Some hypertensive meds (arb's, ace's) can lead to higher levels, some diuretics (spironolactone) also can. So follow doc's directions and have blood tested at least every 4 months. Diarrhea-can lose large amt k+, causes death in cholera. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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