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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Hypokalemia

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When will I feel better from hypokalemia?

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. 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


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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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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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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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Taking K Klor 20meq pod for hypokalemia. Mistakenly took 2 doses today. Need I worry?

Took extra K: Not this is like drinking about 1 cup of low sodium V-8. Need to find out cause of the low K tho. This is all I do and happy to help. ...Read more

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Is it okay to exercise in the heat if I have hypokalemia?

Is it okay to exercise in the heat if I have hypokalemia?

Very risky: Agree you are taking a chance with your heart which could be life threatening. ...Read more

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What are hypokalemia symptoms?

What are hypokalemia symptoms?

SX of low K: Based on following thousands with low K I can list 1. Fatigue 2. Muscle cramps 3. Brain fog 4. Getting up at night to pee more than once. 5. Paralysis 6. Irregular heart beats 7 Glucose intolerance aka diabetes but this is a sign. 8. If caused by excess aldo: high blood pressure but not a symptom it is a sign. 9. If 8 then headaches. 10. Heart failure. 11. Drop dead. Find cause and correct it. ...Read more

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