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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?

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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Is the recurring hypokalemia dangerous?

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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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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Why does one of the sypmtoms of hypokalemia is having low apetite?

Not sure.: Never heard of this. It must have been written by someone who does not practice clinical medicine. Mild to moderate hypokalemia is asymptomatic, severe hypokalemia has a host of manifestations and i would not waste any effort reviewing for anorexia. ...Read more

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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 (furosemide) 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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What are the endocrinal test to be done to know the cause of my hypokalemia?

See below: Plasma renin activity and serum aldosteone levels. Sometimes urine aldosterone levels or cortisol levels. ...Read more

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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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What are the effects of hypocalcemia and hypokalemia on neurons?

Neuronal physiology: read this for lots of information: http://www.benbest.com/science/anatmind/anatmd1.html ...Read more