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Doctor insights on: Signs And Symptoms Of Hypokalemia

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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What are the common signs and symptoms of MS in a 24 year woman?

What are the common signs and symptoms of MS in a 24 year woman?

Varies: MS symptoms vary greatly from person to person ranging from numbness to shooting pain. However the most common symptom is likely fatigue. If you are concerned about this problem, consider consulting a neurologist. ...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


Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Alok Agrawal Dr. Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
30 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Issues with asthma- TX does not seem to relieve symptoms; can I take 6 day prednisone taper with 3.0 potassium level? w/o hypokalemia effects?

 Issues with asthma- TX does not seem to relieve symptoms;  can I take 6 day prednisone taper with 3.0 potassium level? w/o hypokalemia effects?

Asthma: If you current meds are not helping your asthma you must go back to your doctor so that changes could be maid. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Is hypokalemia cureable?

Is hypokalemia cureable?

Low K : Almost always yes. Find cause and correct it. I can give more details if you ask or second opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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. Peter Kurzweil Dr. Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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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Dr. Kevin Griffiths Dr. Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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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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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu Dr. Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
23 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Sathish Adigopula Dr. Adigopula
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Stanley Medical College
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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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Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Alok Agrawal Dr. Agrawal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
30 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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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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Dr. Charles Coleman Dr. Coleman
General Practice
21 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Robert Greer Dr. Greer
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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