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Looking For Low And High Potassium Charts
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
Low potassium 3mmol/l for the last month? Have been eating high potassium foods and it has not increased?
Need more info.:
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, chronically low potassium suggests an abnormality of adrenal cortical hormones. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. See this site
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-potassium/basics/causes/SYM-20050632 ...Read more
Is it possible to have really high potassium in your labs, but still have low magnesium? Or are the two linked?
Not directly related: Can have any variation of the two depending on food you eat and medications you take. ...Read more
Long list of answers: High k (potassium) can be from lab error, released from red cells or from taking in more than the kidneys can remove. Typically, from kidney trouble. Some medications make this more possible. Low k is found in patients who are volume depleted, drugs such as Lasix (furosemide) can make this happen. Some kidney diseases lead to k loss. These problems need expert attention. K problems are serious. ...Read more
See below: Addison's disease is a state of low cortisol or hypocortisolism. In addition to cortsiol, the adrenal galnd also produces a very important hormone called aldosterone. The latter is responsible for reabsorbing sodium from the urine in exchange for potassium. If such hormone is not produced in sufficient quantity (either isolated or in conjunction with cortisol), potassium levels go up. ...Read more
One for your doctor: A low creatinine is never a cause for concern. High potassium in the absence of some sign of ill-health can be due to something as trivial as rough handling of the blood tube (hemolysis). Perhaps your physician will repeat the draw, or write off a lab that does not make sense. I trust you do not have addisonism. Good luck. ...Read more
Why have I been told that I have high potassium and low function kidneys. I have normal creatinine. What is wrong with me.
I've had a cmp done and it shows that I have high potassium, low neutrophilis, and high lymphs. I also think i havecandida what do the results indicate?
Sounds normal: The high potassium may be the result of some red blood cell breakage during the transport of the specimen, but should be considered in the context of reason for the test. The white cell (neutros and lymphs) may be normal, but again need to be interpreted in the context of reason for testing. Candida has definate symptoms and can be cultured if diagnosis is in question. ...Read more
Hyperparathyroidism with low vit. D and slightly elevated potassium. What does this mean to you? Could high potassium cause headaches? Dizziness?
Hyperparathyroidism: It means you do have Hyperparathyroidism and since you are less than 50 years old, you are a candidate for Parathyroid surgery to cure it. You need vit d supplemet depending on your level. High Pottasium level has been described with Hyperparathyroidism and may cause headace ...Read more
A low sodium salt has contents: 66.6%potassium chloride,33.3%sodium chloride. Should I be concerned on its high potassium or good replacement for salt?
Use caution.: Salt intake and salt replacements are getting a lot of press lately. Sodium load in a diet is getting out of control due to practices of our food industry and taste requirements. People look at the alternatives and Potaccium is one of them. A usual replacement shows that the ratio of NaCL/KCl should be 60/40. So your salt may be showing an unusual ratio. But be aware that it is quantity not ratio. ...Read more
Diagnosed with high blood pressure, low sodium levels, diagnosed with high potassium levels — what does it mean?
For 2 yrs have had high potassium and low sodium and have hypothyroid but TSH levels okay with meds, what could be wrong?
Low Cortisol: Someone with one autoimmune condition (including most people with hypothyroidism) are at somewhat higher risk to have another autoimmune condition. One possibility here is addison's disease (adrenal failure), in which the antibodies attack the adrenals, causing low levels of cortisol and other adrenal hormones, which can result in high potassium & low sodium. ...Read more
Since 2007 my mch, mcv, hct, hgb, and baso tests have come back low. Now my RDW is high, potassium is low and CRP level has doubled. Why?
Depends : Depends on how low the values are. Some people especially mensurating women may have slightly lower HGB MCV and high rdw. ...Read more
What is the reason of high potassium and low white cell in blood since I have IBS(consumption)? Dry eyes, feeling dizziness, nausea,headache sometimes.
I have low blood pressure & high potassium (blood results) I am fatigued with headaches, sore skin and pains in my left leg? I am generally fit.
High potassium, platelets, wbc, acth test low. Fever still, muscle, joint pain, dizziness, etc, chiari too. Borderline addison's. Do I have it? Hemoc poss.Y
Not likely,,,: Due to your low acth, you might have secondary adrenal insufficiency which can give many of the same symptoms, like dizziness and muscle pain. You also could have an infection as seen with your high wbc. It would be smart to see your doctor and get an acth stimulation test to see for sure if your adrenals work right. ...Read more
Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist.
Please see this website for info on low potassium diet.
http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium.cfm. ...Read more
Partial list: :
Apricots, dried artichoke avocados, raw bananas, raw beets, cooked beet greens brussels sprouts, cooked cantaloupe carrots dates, dry figs, dry honeydew melon jerusalem artichokes kiwi fruit, raw nectarines orange juice oranges pears (fresh) potatoes, baked, prune juice prunes, dried raisins spinach,. ...Read more
Hyperkalemia. : Early signs are fairly non-specific and can include nausea, malaise, fatigue, muscle weakness and heart palpitations. But these symptoms can be seen in other disorders too, so they are not unique to hyperkalemia. Unfortunately, if the potassium level becomes too high, life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias may develop. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more
Factors: A simplistic way to look at it: potassium levels can be high if the dietary intake is high, if the excretion is low (eg. In kidney disease, or in certain states when the kidneys can't excrete potassium well even if the function otherwise is normal like rta), or if potassium shifts from inside the cells to the blood stream. ...Read more
None or death: There are no symptoms from high potassium and, if you have normal kidney function, you can't get a high potassium unless you purposefully overdose on medication. When potassium becomes approximately twice the normal concentration, the heart stops. No warning. Just stops. (potassium is used in executions). ...Read more
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