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I had lab work done about two years ago, i was told that i had low potassiun, is there a link between low potassium and insomnia?
My bloodtest showed my potassium chloride level was 3.2. Is it causing my heart palpitations? EKG was fine. Racing heart causing anxiety and insomnia.
If I am having trouble sleeping/upset stomach/tingling in legs and body /low back could this be potassium?
Yes: 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. ...Read more
Fruits and nuts: Good dietary sources include dried fruits, especially apricots, fresh fruits, especially melon, oranges and bananas, nuts, especially almonds and pistachios, and parsley. If a true deficiency is present, potassium in pill form is best. For life threatening deficiency, or in patients that cannot eat intravenous potassium is indicated. ...Read more