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Can Wilson's disease cause low T3, (liothyronine) hypoglycemia & occasional hypokalemia?

Can Wilson's disease cause low T3, (liothyronine) hypoglycemia & occasional hypokalemia?

Why do you ask?: Wilson's disease is a deadly genetic disease involving the liver and brain; you either have it or you don't, and any practicing physician can make the call. This isn't how it presents but if you're concerned, ask. "Wilson's syndrome" is a fad diagnosis involving thyroid, promoted by an individual without credentials, and anyone who reads the symptom list will usually think they have it. ...Read more

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Hyperkalemia (Definition)

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


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Wilson disease?? Hospitalized with hypokalemic parlaysis, alt & ast elevated, bradycardia. Now hypoglycemic, high Uric acid urine and low T3 (liothyronine).

Wilson disease?? Hospitalized with hypokalemic parlaysis, alt & ast elevated, bradycardia. Now hypoglycemic, high Uric acid urine and low T3 (liothyronine).

Too complicated: Your health issues are too complicated to be properly addressed in this forum. It is imperative that you keep in touch with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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Mom is taking telmisartan for high bp. Can she eat banana, avo, salmon, spinach, etc. Cause the drug causes Hyperkalemia and hyponatremia, right?

Mom is taking telmisartan for high bp. Can she eat banana, avo, salmon, spinach, etc. Cause the drug causes Hyperkalemia and hyponatremia, right?

Potassium: I haven't found that that class of antihypertensive medications(ARB's), cause hyponatremia and have not caused hyperkalemia unless the patient had kidney disease or was taking potassium supplements or taking other potassium retaining medications like aldactone (spironolactone) or ACE inhibitors. I don't think food intake in normal amounts should promote hyperkalemia but periodic blood work should be ordered anyway ...Read more

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Hypok vs periodic paralysis? Endo tumor have fluctuations in potassium or consistently low? High vip & chromogranin, hypok, dehydration, numbness

Hypok vs periodic paralysis? Endo tumor have fluctuations in potassium or consistently low?  High vip & chromogranin, hypok, dehydration, numbness

HypoK: If you are losing so much K consistently, you should probably be on K supplements. Overall, however, you have a complicated medical condition and you should not be getting day to day medical advice from a blog. Please see your doctor, and if necessary go to a specialty center for diagnosis or treatment. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more

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What's more appropriate for hypokalemia or hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Potassium chloride or potassium citrate? Thanks.

What's more appropriate for hypokalemia or hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Potassium chloride or potassium citrate? Thanks.

Potassium chloride : Is a better choice for hypokalemia . Potassium citrate is used more to alkalinize urine in cases of urinary tract infection etc. http://www.livestrong.com/article/557091-potassium-chloride-vs-potassium-citrate/. ...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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What can cause low t3, (liothyronine) hypoglycemia, hypokalemic periodic paralysis, weakness, jaundice in hands, extreme fatigue, hot flashes, numbness, bradycardia ?

What can cause low t3, (liothyronine) hypoglycemia, hypokalemic periodic paralysis, weakness, jaundice in hands, extreme fatigue, hot flashes, numbness, bradycardia ?

Sounds complex: This is a perfect question for HealthTap Prime, cuz each of these Sx need follow-up questions. 1st, low T3 (liothyronine) but what's the free T4? Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis is associated w/ hypothyroidism. Do u have diabetes? Adrenal gland being affected? U seem to have some autoimmune phenomenon including jaundice (hepatitis). Does lupus run in ur family? Very strange mix of symptoms. Talk 2 a doc for Diagn ...Read more

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Is it good to have a drink which contains soy protein, hi-maize, vitamin (a c B6 b12), thiamin b1, niacin b3, folate, (folic acid) sodium, potassium in pregnancy ?

Is it good to have a drink which contains soy protein, hi-maize, vitamin (a c B6 b12), thiamin b1, niacin b3, folate, (folic acid) sodium, potassium in pregnancy ?

Which form: Which forms the vitamins are can matter. For example, B6 comes inactive and also active. The active form of B6 is pyridoxal-5-phosphate. Too much inactive B6 can actually block active B6 from the B6 receptor, creating symptoms of B6 deficiency. Folic acid is synthetic, and too much can be bad also. Methylfolate and folinic acid are what one should take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, are depression & anxiety and low potassium somehow related?

Not necessarily: During pregnancy, some women (especially those with prior histories of depression and anxiety) can be at risk for developing depression and anxiety. This can be related to the physical and hormonal changes associated with pregnancy as well as the stress of the pregnancy (change is stressful even when it is a good change). Low potassium is not directly related to either, but can also occur. ...Read more

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What could cause hypekalemia, hypercalcemia, low vit d, low vit b, leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, neutrophilia ?

What could cause hypekalemia, hypercalcemia, low vit d, low vit b, leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, neutrophilia ?

No single cause: You have at least two serious health problems. An evidence-based physician needs to sort these out, starting with a decent history and physical with particular attention to your diet and paying attention to the actual lab values. Nobody here can do anything more than this. ...Read more

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Is eating raw or undercooked pork, dangerous?

Very dangerous!: Pork that is cooked rare may carry trichinosis, a parasite that can cause extremely serious health problems. I advise never eating pork unless it is well cooked! ...Read more

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Is safe to eat frozen pangasius fish during pregnancy?

Is safe to eat frozen pangasius fish during pregnancy?

Catfish: Catfish is safe for consumption. All fish is is safe it is the amount that is the concern. Fish that are high in mercury (Swordfish, Shark) should be eaten in limited amounts. ...Read more

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Is bittergourd high in potassium?

Is bittergourd high in potassium?

Florinef (fludrocortisone) may help: The key to treating pots is lots of salt and fluid. Flornef can also be useful in some patients. ...Read more

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What is a symptom of hyperkalemia?

High Potassium: This is defined as a serum potassium level above 5.5 meq/l. The danger is in changing the resting membrane potential of the heart muscle cells, making them more easily excitable. This makes arrhythmias more likely. This is unlikely to happen unless the potassium is > 6.5 meq/l. The heart may skip beats or transition into a lethal rhythm. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hyperkalemia?

What is the definition or description of: hyperkalemia?

High potassium level: Most labs will define normal as serum potassium of 3.5 to 5. . Some may increase the upper limits to 5.2 but anything above 5.5 is clearly abnormal. ...Read more

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My hyperkalemia leve is 5.6. What types of food should I avoid?

My hyperkalemia leve is 5.6. What types of food should I avoid?

This website: Has a good list of potassium rich foods to limit or avoid: http://www.Momswhothink.Com/diet-and-nutrition/foods-high-in-potassium.Html if your kidney function is normal, you shouldn't have a high potassium unless you're on certain meds. For both issues, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is hyperkalemia related to chemotherapy?

Is hyperkalemia related to chemotherapy?

Not necessarily: The start of chemo may cause hyperkalemia in certain cancers (leukemias, lymphoma). Certain chemo can affect the kidneys causing hyperkalemia. But chemo is not always related to hyperkalemia. ...Read more

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Why asthalin is given to treat hyperkalemia?

Is that so?: I am not aware of asthalin / salbutamol being used for this. Is there perhaps a miscommunication? ...Read more

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Can hyperkalemia cause bradycardia?

Can hyperkalemia cause bradycardia?

See below : An extremely elevated level of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia) can cause a slow heart rate (bradycardia) and even cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

Hyponatremia: The answers to your questions cannot fit in allotted space. For the causes of hyponatremia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/causes/con-20031445 for the causes of hyperkalemia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/symptoms/hyperkalemia/basics/causes/sym-20050776 good luck. ...Read more

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Would renal failure result in hypo- or hyperkalemia? Why?

Depends: Many factors contribute to serum potassium levels including residual kidney function, diuretic use, potassium intake, GI potassium loss (i.e. diarrhea), and acid/base status. It is possible to see high or low serum potassium levels in patients with renal failure but hyperkalemia (high potassium) is more commonly observed in patients with advanced renal dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get hypokalemia for it to change into hyperkalemia?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. It is unusual to have low potassium(hypokalemia) if the food intake is normal and it is unusual to have hyperkalemia(high potassium) if you have normal kidney function.So if you have any of these problems, you must consult nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can hyperkalemia and hypernatremia occur at the same time from IV fluid?

Possibly: Electrolyte abnormalities are common in hospitalized patients and can result from multiple factors. They often result from a patient's underlying condition. Intravenous fluid composition could also play a role. You should discuss with your doctor for specific answers in a specific situation. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hypo and hyperkalemia on an ecg?

What are the effects of hypo and hyperkalemia on an ecg?

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). The potassium concentration has to get below 3mmol/l or greater than 6.0 mmol/l before this would be expected. Low potassium can also cause regular muscles to feel weak. ...Read more

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Hyperkalemia leads to bradycardia or tachycardia?

Hyperkalemia leads to bradycardia or tachycardia?

Electrolytes: Hyperkalemia can caus several ECG abnormalities. First one may see "peaked t waves". Ventricular ectopic beats (pvc's) as well as tachycardia may develop. If untreated the rate can slow and a "sine wave pattern" which is a wide slow wave form that is a pre-terminal rhythm. Hyper kalmia is a medical emergency that needs to be treated rapidly. ...Read more

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Is hyperkalemia dangerous?

Hyperkalemia: Hyperkalemia can be dangerous. It is not just the level that is important, it is how quickly the potassium (k) was raised. Patients with chronic kidney disease can walk around with a k of 5.5 with no problems, as their hearts are used to that k level. Auto accidents can cause acute elevations of k in normal people and they can have some problems by going from a k of 3.8 to 5.1. ...Read more

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What do you use to treat hyperkalemia?

What do you use to treat hyperkalemia?

See below: Treatment of hyperkalemia involves a series of interventions. The first one is usually administration of ca gluconate IV to stabilize the heart. After this, glucose and Insulin can be administered to shift potassium into cells. Sodium polystyrene sulfate is administered orally or via an enema to bind potassium and remove it from the body. Dialysis is used in the setting of kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hyperkalemia?

The symptoms of Hyperkalemia include:: Confusion, Diarrhea, Lethargy, Vomiting, Weakness, Abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more

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How many types of hyperkalemia are there?

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How many types of hyperkalemia are there?

Types of Hyperkalemi: 1. Excessive intake. 2. Excessive release from cells. 3. Ineffective elimination by kidneys. 4.Pseudohyperkalemia during taking blood in the lab. 5. Potassium given during execution by lethal injection. ...Read more

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Please explain why someone with hyperkalemia would be given?

Please explain why someone with hyperkalemia would be given?

See below: Treatment of hyperkalemia involves a series of interventions. The first one is usually administration of ca gluconate IV to stabilize the heart. After this, glucose and Insulin can be administered to shift potassium into cells. Sodium polystyrene sulfate is administered orally or via an enema to bind potassium and remove it from the body. Dialysis is used in the setting of kidney failure. ...Read more