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Low potassium symptoms??

Muscle cramps

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Muscle cramps called Charlie horses, fatigue and dizziness with or without palpitations
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High potassium symptoms?

Depends on how high

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when it gets high enough your heart stops. But more commonly high potassium can give you palpitations or sometimes no symptoms at all. Regardless of whether you have symptoms, the cause should be investigated and treated promptly.
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Dr. John A. Weeks answered:

Why is my potassium high?

Drugs, diet, kidneys

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some blood pressure medications can cause elevation of the potassium level (ACE inhibitors), problems with kidney function, certain hormonal problems, or if the blood cells rupture in the tube after the blood is drawn. When potassium is too high it can cause problems with heart rhythm and other complications. Ask your doctor
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Low potassium cause AFIB?

Nernst equation

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Sodium and potassium concentrations across the cell membrane determine the resting membrane potential or excitability of the cell. This is particularly relevant for cardiac muscle cells making them prone to arrhythmias.
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Symtems of low potassium?

Electrical

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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.
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

Symptoms of low potassium?

Usually none.

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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.
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Dr. Nassir Azimi answered:

what causes low potassium?

Medications

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Not enough potassium in your diet, urinar losses in potassium, medications, certain endocrine disease
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Is too much potassium bad?

Yes

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High potassium can lead to numerous problems and could be very dangerous and life threatening. Potassium level in the body is very tightly regulated. Intake of extra dietary potassium may be excreted by the kidneys if healthy however intake of extra potassium without doctor's orders is not recommended.
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Dr. Bennett Werner answered:

Does diovan have potassium?

No, but

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It doesn't have potassium but it causes potassium retention in the kidney and, in folks with abnormal renal function, can lead to dangerously high levels of potassium. Thus blood samples are indicated to measure both renal function and potassium for people who take Diovan.
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How much potassium citrate ?

100 to 150 meq q day

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When treating diseases such as renal tubular acidosis or kidney stones, the daily dosages are 100 to 150 meq total per day. Dosages should be taken with food
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