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Can there be a link between hypothyroidism and high potassium?

Can there be a link between hypothyroidism and high potassium?

See below: I am not aware of the relationship unless they are taking a medication for the hypothyroidism which as a side effect causes an elevation of their potassium. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Hyperkalemia (Definition)

Hyperkalemia in an elevated potassium level in the blood. It can be mild to severe. The most common causes are kidney disease, Addison's disease, dehydration, and multiple drug therapies. It can occur in crush injuries and rhabdomyolysis (rapid breakdown of muscle) or hemolysis (breakdown of blood cells). Severe hyperkalemia can be fatal and cause the heart to stop beating or become very slow. It is usually treated by resin exchange agents (Kayexalate or others) or dialysis and fluids. Sometimes glucose, Insulin and sodium bicarbonate can be utilized as ...Read more


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Is there a connection between dehydration and high creatine levels?

Is there a connection between dehydration and high creatine levels?

Increased creatinine: Patients with dehydration can have an elevated creatinine (c) level. Usually, patients with dehydration also has an elevated sodium (na), chloride (cl) level and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) in their blood test results. A history of working in warm weather and not having enough oral intake of fluids can give a person elevated creatinine levels. Adequate fluid intake is needed to cure dehydration. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

Can there be a link between high levels of creatinine in kidney tests and hypothyroidism?

No: These two findings, elevated creatinine, and low thyroid hormone, are unrelated. High creatinine is commonly associated with high parathyroid hormone, in case there was a sound-alike error in your question. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between sjögren's syndrome and low vitamin d levels?

Is there a connection between sjögren's syndrome and low vitamin d levels?

I am not aware: Of any connection, but vitamin d deficiency is very common in all women, whether they have sjogren's or not. It's easy to test for and treat with daily d3 replacement, no matter what the cause or connection. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for high levels of creatinine?

Is there a medical term for high levels of creatinine?

Azotemia: High blood urea nitrogen and creatinine together. Please keep in mind that today's "normal creatinine / normal estimated gfr" make all well-muscled men into instant kidney patients, and that eating a big steak can raise your BUN above the reference range. Common sense and a basic knowledge of biology's central to understanding labs. ...Read more

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Has it been scientifically proven that high cholesterol is dangerous? Is there a proven link between high cholesterol and heart disease?

Has it been scientifically proven that high cholesterol is dangerous? Is there a proven link between high cholesterol and heart disease?

Depends on how high: The Framingham Study, the seminal research study on heart disease, done in the late 80's called into question the focus on cholesterol. A recent British journal of Medicine review did the same and indicated limited value of statins. It appears that cholesterol over 250 along with diabetes and elevated triglycerides is extremely dangerous. Other than that, not confirmed scientifically. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between potassium levels and spironolactone?

Is there a connection between potassium levels and spironolactone?

Spironolactone for K: Spironolactone is commonly prescribed for low potassium in order to help return it to and keep it at normal. Be careful if taking it with potassium, as elevated levels may occur. ...Read more

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Is there a link between low HDL and accutane?

Is there a link between low HDL and accutane?

Indirectly: Accutane incresases levels of a protein called apociii , which is an inhibtior of another protein apocii. Apo cii is the binding site for an important enzyme called lipoprotein lipase, which when acts on triglyceride containing particles removes or hydrolyzes triglycerides (tg's). Too much apociii (via accutane) raises tg's. High tg's are a very common cause of low hdl. Thus Accutane lowers hdl. ...Read more

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Inspra for primary idiopathic hyperaldosteronism. Is this a good treatment? My b/p isn't too high but I have chronic low potassium & arrhythmia.

Inspra for primary idiopathic hyperaldosteronism. Is this a good treatment? My b/p isn't too high but I have chronic low potassium & arrhythmia.

Yes: Greetings Matthew-Inspra is an aldosterone blocker used to treat patients with hypertension and heart failure but is often used in the medical treatment of hyperaldosteronism. It is more selective in blocking aldosterone than other older drugs in this class. Having a thorough work up for hyperaldosteronism is very important. Best regards. ...Read more

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Is there a link between coeliac disease and a low igm?

Is there a link between coeliac disease and a low igm?

Maybe: Celiac disease has been associated with decreased spleen function, an important organ in the immune system. And decreased IGM producing cells have been noted in celiac patients with low spleen function. I don't think anyone has come up with a mechanism yet so it is only an association at this point. ...Read more

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Is there any other causes of high IGF-2 besides endocrine tumors? 266-616 ng mine is around 756. I also have hypoglycemia and periodic hypokalemia.

Is there any other causes of high IGF-2 besides endocrine tumors? 266-616 ng mine is around 756. I also have 
hypoglycemia and periodic hypokalemia.

Unclear: Dear Rachel233, IFG-2 has been found to be associated with several cancers and genetic syndromes. However, the only proven utility is to diagnose a specific type of low sugar. This substance is still under investigation. Here is some reliable information I found about it. I hope this helps. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/IGF2 ...Read more

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Is there any advantage to having a low potassium diet?

Is there any advantage to having a low potassium diet?

Only in ESRD: Only if you have kidney disease. Otherwise potassium is good for you and you will pee out what you do not need. ...Read more

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Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Thyroid: The presence of thyroid disease is associated with the onset of a number of mental health disorders. Anxiety is one of those. There is no evidence that anxiety causes thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Is low potassium linked to lupus?

Is low potassium linked to lupus?

Rare: Low potassium is not a common association with lupus. Medicines like water pill used to treat kidney disease caused by lupus can lead to potassium loss in the urine. Rarely lupus can affect tubules in the kidney that handles potassium and cause potassium loss ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more