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Does anyone no what low pottasium, low sulphate and low red cells all mean, had sudden alopecia, dizziness, nusea bad heads, thank u?

Does anyone no what low pottasium, low sulphate and low red cells all mean, had sudden alopecia, dizziness, nusea bad heads, thank u?

Depends on how low: The condition depends on the degree of reduction and duration of the reduction
low potassium could cause weakness on mild weakness if it is slightly low and more serious if it is very low. Changes in sulfate take more lo and little longer time. Red cell lowering also somewhat similar to that of sulphate ...Read more

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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


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Potassium low, how to fix this?

Potassium low, how to fix this?

Hi potassium food: Hi potassium intake is the way to go. Eat citrus, tomato, banana, melon, peach, apricot, potato, meats, and similar juices. Figure out why potassium is low. Fix root cause, as you can. Get MD help. ...Read more

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Symtems of low potassium?

Symtems of low potassium?

Electrical: The concentration of sodium outside and potassium inside cells is important to the resting membrane charge on the cell surface. This has implications specifically for heart muscle cells (arrhythmia) and regular muscle cells (weakness).
The potassium concentration has to get below 3mmol/l before either of these would be expected. ...Read more

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What causes low potassium?

What causes low potassium?

Medications: Not enough potassium in your diet, urinar losses in potassium, medications, certain endocrine disease. ...Read more

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Is ensure low in potassium?

ENSURE: Ensure is not low in potassium. It can overload one with potassium if one has kidney impairment. ...Read more

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What causes chronically low blood potassium levels?

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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Low potassium symptoms?

Low potassium symptoms?

Muscle cramps: Muscle cramps called charlie horses, fatigue and dizziness with or without palpitations. ...Read more

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Symptoms of low potassium?

Symptoms of low potassium?

Usually none.: One can suspect low potassium by a clinical history or by abnormalities on the ekg but there are usually no symptoms. People who take Benazepril often run potassium on the higher side of normal. ...Read more

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How low of a level is low potassium?

Labs vary: Different labs have different thresholds for flagging potasssium as abnormally low. The low range cut off is 3.2-3.5 mmol/l.

More importantly than the level, is the cause. See your doctor to confirm there is an explanation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low potassium.?

What are the symptoms of low potassium.?

Signs of low K.: 42 F. signs can develop very slowly. Here is my experience over 50 years in dealing with diseases that cause this: fatigue, muscle cramps, brain fog, peeing a lot at night, later during day as well, metallic taste in mouth. Some with this prob have been incorrectly diagnosed with MS, chronic fatigue, being "menopausal" chronic pain syndrome to mention a few. Can hep quickly with 2nd opinion here. ...Read more

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What could cause my low potassium levels?

What could cause my low potassium levels?

Need a workup: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If very low, it's time you get checked for a reason -- hyperaldosteronism gets missed a lot. I'm assuming you're not on meds. One little-known cause is eating lots of licorice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes low potassium? What are the symptoms of low potassium?

What causes low potassium? What are the symptoms of low potassium?

Low potassium: There are many causes of a low blood potassium level. It can be caused by vomiting, diarrhea, diuretic use, antibiotics such as penicillin, low magnesium blood levels, increased sweating and hyperaldosteronism or conn's syndrome. See your physician to arrive the correct diagnosis in your case. ...Read more

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Why is potassium low in seizure patients?

Why is potassium low in seizure patients?

Not always: Potassium is not always low in person who just had a seizure. If potassium level happens to be very low it can potentially trigger a seizure in an epileptic person. ...Read more

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I am 47 years old. Is potassium of 3.6 mmol/L too low?

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Normal: Check out https://labtestsonline. Org/understanding/analytes/potassium/refrange/ for normal reference of potassium. To determine whether lab results are (ab)normal, always ask for complete results so that you can compare your results w/lab's normal reference range (which can vary depending upon how test was performed). ...Read more

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How will I know if my potassium levels are too low or high?

Blood test: High and low blood levels of potassium may actually have similar symptoms e.g. Muscle fatigue or cramps. There is no substitute for blood test. Taking excessive amounts of otc potassium pills for cramps is dangerous since if you have high levels of blood potassium it may be compounded causing heart muscle problems. ...Read more

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Does taking antiacids make your potassium low?

Yes it does: Your doctor can check your potassium level and advise you to take potassium supplement if it is low. Please do not take potassium on your own. If you have queries shoot me an e-mail click this --> http://bit. Ly/1EQ6YPH ...Read more

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What is the first sign of low potassium?

Low potassium: The most common first sign of low potassium is leg cramping. If not treated, it can affect the heart as well. If any in doubt, see your doctor, get a blood test for potassium level and an office electrocardiogram can easily pick up sign of low potassium. Then finding out the causes of the potassium is important to prevent it recurrence. Common cuauses are medications, kidney or digestive loss. ...Read more

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What are possible symptoms of low potassium?

Usually, none: Most hypokalemia (low potassium) is not associated with any symptoms, but may have abnormal heart rhythms, constipation, fatigue, muscle weakness or spasms, and at very low levels, paralysis and death. ...Read more

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When? Should someone be? Treated for low potassium?

When? Should someone be? Treated for low potassium?

Low or dropping: Potassium levels below 3.5 mmol/l or in the normal range (3.5-5.0mmol/l) but dropping warrant supplementation with potassium once a cause is identified. See your physician regarding a diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the definition or description of: low potassium?

Hypokalemia: The medical term is as above. Most labs and clinicians define hypokalemia as a level less than 3.5 meq/l. In addition, one can have total body depletion of potassium stores even if the level is normal. This is more difficult to diagnose. ...Read more

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If someone didn't eat properly for months could this cause low potassium?

Rarely: This is one possibility, but there are many others. "Not eating properly" would be following an extremely limited diet that is obviously insufficient, not just a "pop" idea about "unhealthy eating." Unless the person was obviously malnourished, look for a different cause. ...Read more

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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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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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Low potassium cause afib?

Low potassium cause afib?

Possibly: Electrolyte abnormalities can increase the tendency for Afib ...Read more

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Doesn't dangerously low potassium present itself as flattened T-Waves on ECG?

Yes: But flat T waves are very non-specific. Flat T waves may have many causes. "U" waves are another clue but could be seen with other conditions such as bradycardia. A T wave change (and U wave) is an ekg clue which must be verified by serum potassium level. ...Read more

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Plz suggst diet in in? Sle wid high creat>3.5 persistantly, kindly giv chrt in cals wid low prot, n low potassium n significanc of phosphorous.

Talk to your doc: You really need to speak with your nephrologist and then be referred to a nutritionist for the best information that fits your situation. ...Read more

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Hello my son has low granulocytes and high lymphocytes, plus High red blood count and high pottasium. His IGE is also high. That does this indicate?

Hello my son has low granulocytes and high lymphocytes, plus High red blood count and high pottasium. His IGE is also high. That does this indicate?

Hard to say: To get the most from this site, we need you to provide background information like symptoms/duration/age. When you cite lab values we need to know why it was obtained. This is not a chat room & your questions are never linked. From what you provided this may be normal for the situation or a simple lab variation/error. ...Read more

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Potassium low, what effect can this have over time?

Weakness: Without the proper potassium level muscles will not work, paralysis of skeletal muscles can result. Paralysis of the diaphragm can lead to respiratory distress. ...Read more