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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
37 years in practice
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What increases my risk for hematuria?

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
37 years in practice
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What increases my risk for hematuria?

See below: Hematuria can worsen in appearance if you are on blood thinners. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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37 years in practice
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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Dr. Charles Coleman
Board Certified, General Practice
20 years in practice
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What would cause someone to have hypokalemia? What food should you eat to help it?

Dr. Charles Coleman
Board Certified, General Practice
20 years in practice
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What would cause someone to have hypokalemia?  What food should you eat to help it?

Potatoes,bananas,gre: Green leafy vegetables.

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What should I do about recurrent hypokalemia?

Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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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 more

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Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Board Certified, Pediatrics
15 years in practice
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Could i be able to have children even if i suffer from hypokalemia?

Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Board Certified, Pediatrics
15 years in practice
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Depends: Depends on the reason for your hypokalemia. If it is an isolated incident of hypokalemia, it should not prevent you from having children. If it some genetic syndrome, check with your geneticist. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
45 years in practice
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For what reasons could I have hypokalemia?

Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
45 years in practice
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For what reasons could I have hypokalemia?

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 more

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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Is hypokalemia cureable?

Dr. Clarence Grim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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Low K : Almost always yes. Find cause and correct it. I can give more details if you ask or second opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Greer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
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How long is the recovery from mild-severe hypokalemia and what are the stages of recovery?

Dr. Robert Greer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
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Hours: We correct low potassium as soon as possible. With IV therapy it should return to normal in a few hours. If this is from chronic diuretic use as out-patient and oral k used expect a week to return to normal levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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Is the recurring hypokalemia dangerous?

Dr. Clarence Grim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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Low K dangerous: Yes it will kill u. Find why it is k low and correct the cause. I am an expert in causes and can help your teAm get it figured out. ...Read more

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
29 years in practice
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What are the symptoms of hypokalemia?

Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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When will I feel better from hypokalemia?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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When will I feel better from hypokalemia?

When it's corrected: If you still feel ill and the cause of your hypokalemia has been corrected and your potassium is back to normal, look for some other cause of your still feeling ill. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
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