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Doctor insights on: Illnesses Caused Low Potassium

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Can Hashimotos disease cause low potassium?

Can Hashimotos disease cause low potassium?

No: Look for some other cause if your potassium is more than very slightly below reference range ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
1,352 doctors shared insights

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


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Can low potassium cause bradycardia?

Can low potassium cause bradycardia?

No: A low potassium is usually associated with extra heart beats or abnormal tachycardia. A high potassium, on the other hand, can cause heart block, bradycardia, even systole. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause high monocytes, lymphs, bezors, low wbc and low platelets? Also fluctuations?

What conditions could cause high monocytes, lymphs, bezors, low wbc and low platelets? Also fluctuations?

Abnormal blood cell: Bezors probably has nothing to do with mono/ lymphocytosis. Having said that it is inadequate information to connect the dots. Detailed history and examination is required otherwise it would be a case handled by GOOGLE doctor. Have it evaluated by a physician with complete history and physical ...Read more

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Can hemochromatosis cause low WBC and low neutrophil?

Can hemochromatosis cause low WBC and low neutrophil?

HFE and Leucopenia: It is very rare for leucopenia to be caused by primary hemochromatosis. In fact, in one study ( see http://www.Ehealthme.Com/cs/haemochromatosis/leukopenia) only 2.5 % of patients had it. Of these, most had an associated hematopoietic condition or a drug reaction. I would ask your hematologist to investigate the latter two possibilities. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause high calcium levels?

Can dehydration cause high calcium levels?

Dehydration and Ca: Very unlikely acute or chronic dehydration would cause hypercalcemia. It is most likely from an excess of PTH, a hormone which raises calcium. Vitamin D toxicity is a less likely but possible cause. ...Read more

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Can low potassium cause seizures?

Can low potassium cause seizures?

No: Low potassium can cause muscle pain, cramps, weakness, paralysis, and even heart rhythm changes. Extent of symptoms are in part related to severity of drop in levels. ...Read more

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What are issues caused by low phenytoin levels?

What are issues caused by low phenytoin levels?

Recurrent seizures: If Phenytoin is being used for the treatment of epilepsy, low levels ie. Less than 10, put you at increased risk of seizure recurrence. If your seizures have been well controlled on phenytoin, purposefully decreasing the level may endanger your driving privileges etc. Low Phenytoin levels may be due to low albumin, a poor diet, dialysis or competing drugs. This can be checked(free Phenytoin level). ...Read more

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Can augmenten cause low potassium?

Can augmenten cause low potassium?

In general, no.: It does not cause cause potassium loss on its own. However it can cause a good diarrhea which can cause low potassium. ...Read more

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Can low potassium cause panic attack?

Can low potassium cause panic attack?

Possibly: Low potassium cannot cause classical panic or anxiety attacks. Low potassium, depending on how low, can cause cardiac arrhythmias or irregular heart beats. I guess i could see how feeling one's heart flutter or skip a beat could lead to anxiety. Also, worrying about the whole deal could make one very anxious. There are multiple causes for low potassium as well as treatments to correct it. ...Read more

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Could low potassium cause anxiety heart?

Could low potassium cause anxiety heart?

Potassium is needed: For muscle contraction. It needs to be balanced with magnesium and calcium. Thus, low potassium can cause heart symptoms. Please see a doctor to get your levels check and share w/him/her any symptoms you may have. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

What can cause high platelets and low calcium in labs?

Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read more

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What causes chronically low blood potassium levels?

Few mechanisms: 1. Low intake in food 2. Loss in secretions- urine, gastrointestinal-vomitus and stool, sweat 3.Increased traslocation of k in to the cells in certain conditions eg. Insulin excess, mineralocorticoid( aldosterone - a hormone secreted by adrenal gld.) excess are associated with low potassium.There is a genetically acquired condition called periodic hypokalemic syndrome characterized by low k level. ...Read more

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What diseases can be caused by high sodium diet?

What diseases can be caused by high sodium diet?

High salt diet: HTN, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hardening of the arteries, maybe asthma, gastric cancer, osteoporosis, headache, blindness from HTN early death, spending a larger part of your life disabled from the complications of CVD. To mention a few. How to avoid. I recommend the DASH Diet. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 May your pressure be low! ...Read more

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Can low thyroid cause high cholesterol?

Can low thyroid cause high cholesterol?

Endocrine effects: Thyroid hormone helps us with metabolism. If your thyroid hormone is low, your body is unable to manage the lipids appropriately and this leads to high cholesterol of the 'bad types' (triglycerides, low density lipids and very low density lipids) and lowering the good cholesterol (high density lipid). Our bodies need to be firing on all cylinders! ...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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What can cause sudden dangerously low potassium, hypokalemia, causing me to collapse and nearly die? What tests do I need?

What can cause sudden dangerously low potassium, hypokalemia, causing me to collapse and nearly die?

What tests do I need?

Low K: 55 F asks what can cause sudden dangerous low K? I collapsed and nearly died. ANS: Many things & can't detail here. but at ur age & having given no other information (people must think we can read minds here-NOT) suspect taking diuretic 4 HTN or edema, severe vomiting diarrhea sweating, GI tumor, or adrenal tumor making 2 much aldosterone. i specialize in this. Consult me! ...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


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Klorvess (Definition)

Klorvess is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more