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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Robert Greer
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How long is the recovery from mild-severe hypokalemia and what are the stages of recovery?

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. Kevin Griffiths
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What should I do about recurrent hypokalemia?

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
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Could i be able to have children even if i suffer from hypokalemia?

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. Rajesh Boorgu
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What is the definition or description of: hypokalemia?

What is the definition or description of: hypokalemia?

Low potassium: 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 3.5 are called hypokalemia. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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For what reasons could I have hypokalemia?

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. Danny Proffitt
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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 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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Low Potassium (Definition)

The medical term is as above. Most labs and clinicians define hypokalemia as a level less than 3.5 meq/l .In addition, one can have total body depletion of potassium stores even if the level is normal. This is ...Read more


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Hypokalemia (Definition)

Hypokalemia is also known as Low potassium. 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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