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What Are The Normal Potassium Levels For An Infant
4.5-6 in <1month old: Infants (less than 1 month) have higher pottasium levels. Usually in the range of 4.5-6 meq/l but at 1 month the normal range is 3.5- 4.5 meq/l. ...Read more
SEVERAL REASONS: This is common in right after birth in extremely premature infants, this may be due to ranal insufficency or decreased production of urine, and other kidney diseases may cause it as well if the infant is on IV fluids that can cause it too, and rarely addison disease in infants can cause high pottasium level. ...Read more
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Varies By Source: Reference ranges for potassium vary based on the lab. In general though, the approximate range is in the range of 3.7-5.9 meq/l or 3.7-5.9 mmol/l. For more information visit http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/books/nbk307/. Please seek medical attention if you are concerned about abnormal potassium levels in an infant. ...Read more
Unlikely: No way to test, however the cell wall pumps work against the external gradient, so unlikely they would be able to work extra hard against the range where they should maintain homeostasis. ...Read more
Blood potassium level of 3.4...How long will it take to restore to normal levels by eating more potassium rich foods and how much do I need to add?
Can a 3.60 (slightly low) potassium level go to normal with simple changes in diet for one or two days or is longer time needed for improvement?Thnx
Low K: There should be a reason why you K is low. Are you on meds ? Diarrhea etc. diet may help but if you have gon goon losses k may not rise just with diet. Determining the cause is key. A urine study can often help along with a good history. Often meds are the culprit for low K. Suggest find cause fix that and diet will help. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 questions here: It is my belief that the current guidelines are outmoded. Risk is "direct, continuous, and linear." what that means is the higher the worse, the lower the better. I recommend triglycerides less than 100 measured after eating-again, the usual recommendations are fasting. However, there is much documented scientific support for my position. Potassium 4.1-4.5. Www, thepmc.Org. ...Read more
Doctor said my potassium level wasnt normal and eat more banannas. But what cause it to not be normal?
Low potassium level: A common cause of low potassium (k) levels is magnesium (m) deficiency. Have your physician check your m to see if your level is low. Patients on diuretics loose not only k, but m as well which contributes to a low k level. Your k level will not increase until your m blood level is repleted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sodium: 142, Potassium 3.7, Magnesium 2.5, C02 34 (High), Chloride 105. are these normal? Can these levels cause an episode of V-tach??
Mostly normal. Lung?: The electrolytes look mostly normal. The CO2 (actually bicarbonate) level is slightly high, which may be "just you" (no significance), or may be related to some developing lung or kidney problems. In any case, I wouldn't look to the electrolytes as being the cause of VTach. The problem probably lies elsewhere (lung is possible, as is heart disease). TTYD or use HealthTap Prime for more clarity. GL ...Read more
Had a bmp 1 month ago and potassium was 4.2. Calcium was 9.0 and chloride was 102. Has another bmp yesterday. Potassium was 4.7. Chloride was 105 and calcium was 10.0. Bun and creating normal both times. Are these levels concerning?
5.4 Potassium level I had blood test for surgery and all were normal range except K how can I lower my Potassium?
It depends: on whether the high potassium level is because of kidney disease, medications (like lisinopril and losartan for BP or potassium supplements), endocrine disease (like hypoaldosteronism) or obstruction. There are medications to lower potassium but they are typically used in the hospital setting only, not for home. If you are eating high potassium foods, you should stop. Diuretics also help lower ...Read more
Is a potassium level of 77.1 and a sodium level of 94 normal for a random urine sample? I did not have the 24 urine test done.
Incomplete: There are "normal values" for these tests. The Na is compared to the blood (or serum). You can do a "spot urine Cr to potassium" to estimate the potassium, but even this is not perfect. Something is missing from this information. Why was it done? What type of doctor did these test. You need to discuss this with the doctor who did these tests to see what he/she is looking for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to combine Spironolactone, Zantac, (ranitidine) and TMP/SMX? I have normal renal function, could this be bad for my potassium levels?
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