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Can low potassium in the blood or body injure the kidneys? Why? What's the solution to this?

Can low potassium in the blood or body injure the kidneys? Why? What's the solution to this?

This is complicated: Very low potassium can injury any cell in the body (less than 2-ish) low potassium is happening for a reason - for most people it is a problem that the kidney is excreting the potassium out of the body - many times it is caused by a medicine that makes your kidneys excrete the potassium. There are potassium sparing diuretics that help you retain potassium but needs to be prescribed and monitored. ...Read more

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Water in feet due to nerves damage which can cause numbness in feet and imbalance. What is the remedy?

Water in feet due to nerves damage which can cause numbness in feet and imbalance. What is the remedy?

Seems you have 2 : Problems: neuropathy and edema. Sensory neuropathy will not cause edema or swelling. However, swelling due to compression can cause neuropathy. You need to see a doctor to determine the cause for both these symptoms and then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can be the cause of this sudden increase in ALT level?

Can you tell me what can be the cause of this sudden increase in ALT level?

Need more info: What is the alt level? What do other liver function tests show? Do you drink? Alcohol intake is a common cause of elevated alt. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more

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What could cause you to drop high levels of potassium and magnesium into you urine?

What could cause you to drop high levels of potassium and magnesium into you urine?

Diuretics: Certain types of diuretics can cause potassium loss as well as certain diseases. You will have to ask your doctor about magnesium loss in the urine as it very uncommon. More common is a nutritional problem such as alcoholism in which magnesium is not present in the diet. ...Read more

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What. can. cause. low. iron. in. a. woman?

What. can. cause. low. iron. in. a. woman?

Mesntrual cycles etc: monthly bleeding, iron deficiency in diet, B12 deficiency, folic acid deficiency- get examined and tested. ...Read more

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What can be causes of my body overheating so quickly?

What can be causes of my body overheating so quickly?

Bad radiator: That was just a joke. Our sensation and tolerance to things like heat are all different. There are also things that can cause that. Our hormones like the thyroid can affect our tolerance to heat, for example. It is best to see your doctor to find out if anything is wrong. ...Read more

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What chemical imbalance in the body causes frequent pvc's (paired and multifocal)? Are they dangerous? Not low in mag. Could mag supp still help?

Many things: Calcium and potassium are pretty important. If you smoke, stop. Smoking makes things worse quickly. Stop coffee and tea as well as energy drinks and no doze. If you are overweight you need to lose. If you are a couch potato, start mild exercise like walking. The exercise often improves the issue. Finally, or possibly first, see your doctor. Pvcs as described can en up lethal. ...Read more

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If my body does not absorb key nutrients can that cause malnutrition? And can malnutrition cause total body muscle atrophy?

If my body does not absorb key nutrients can that cause malnutrition?   And can malnutrition cause total body muscle atrophy?

Yes and yes: The definition of malnutrition is the absence of key nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, Amino Acids and fatty acids. Without these nutrients, the body, including muscle will waste away. If you believe you are malnourished, please see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your potassium level to drop?

What are the causes of your potassium level to drop?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated , so any potassium disorder implies decrease in potassium intake, physiological shifts within the body or increased losses via stool or urine. ...Read more

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What (aside from vomiting) would cause potassium levels to drop and remain low?

What (aside from vomiting) would cause potassium levels to drop and remain low?

Low K: 1. diarrhea 2. Not eating enough K 3. Taking diuretics 4. Hyperaldosteronism 5. Sweating a lot. 6. Eating licorice every day and many other causes I have specialized in low K for 50 years and happy to do 2nd opinion. Here for next 3 hours. ...Read more

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Can low potassium cause fluid in the lungs of a heart patient? And how

Can low potassium cause fluid in the lungs of a heart patient? And how

Not usually.: Super low potassium (k) can sometimes cause arrhythmias and fluid backing up into the lungs from a poorly beating heart, but most of the time fluid building up in the lungs of a heart patient is due to too much sodium (salt) in the diet. Diuretics help the body get rid of excess sodium and can lead to low k in the process. Usually this low k causes muscle cramps before it leads to arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of low blood pressure in teenagers?

What could be the cause of low blood pressure in teenagers?

See details: What do you define as low blood pressure? Blood pressure that seems to be on the low side is generally a normal finding in teenagers. It causes no issues. ...Read more

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How does sepsis get in the blood and cause unpleasant reactions in the body?

How does sepsis get in the blood and cause unpleasant reactions in the body?

Bacteria: Bacteria or other pathogens can enter the body through any open areas including the mouth, the nasal passages, the urinary tract or any other open areas such a wounds or fissures in the body. ...Read more

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Can seritonin syndrome cause increased blood sugar levels? If so, what happens to the body to make this happen?

Can seritonin syndrome cause increased  blood sugar levels?  If so, what happens to the body to make this happen?

Serotonin and sugar: Serotonin syndrome is a very serious condition, usually caused by combinations of meds. People with this are often very sick, and may need hospitalization. Elevated glucose is not usually a part of it, but if you were prediabetic, the stress of this syndrome could push up your glucose. ...Read more

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Can a low zinc level cause body tremors/shakiness?

Can a low zinc level cause body tremors/shakiness?

Zinc level: I would look for other causes such as an overactive thyroid, anxiety, calcium or magnesium deficiencies,toxic substances,withdrawal from certain medications or other substances. Your physician should evaluate you and he/she will order the appropriate tests and, if deemed advisable, refer you to the proper specialists. ...Read more

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What will cause the body to waste potassium?

What will cause the body to waste potassium?

Lots of things: There are numerous medications that affect potassium balance as well as modify potassium removal from the body. One of the most common conditions in the U.S. Is a high sodium diet requiring the use of diuretics to avoid fluid overload giving the side effect low potassium. There are rare hormone causes of kidney potassium losses. Also vomiting or diarrhea can cause low potassium. Good luck. ...Read more

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Might a magnesium deficiency cause your body to hoard iron?

Might a magnesium deficiency cause your body to hoard iron?

No: Magnesium deficiency does tend to also cause potassium deficiency. http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits.html. ...Read more

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What could cause you to drop high levels of potassium and magnesium into you urine?

Diuretics: Certain types of diuretics can cause potassium loss as well as certain diseases. You will have to ask your doctor about magnesium loss in the urine as it very uncommon. More common is a nutritional problem such as alcoholism in which magnesium is not present in the diet. ...Read more

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Can too much magnesium glycinate chelate be absorbed in the body (with high doses) and cause permanent damage? Or do good kidneys filter it all out?

Can too much magnesium glycinate chelate be absorbed in the body (with high doses) and cause permanent damage? Or do good kidneys filter it all out?

Likely filtered out: High dose magnesium can cause muscle weakness / fatigue / lethargy, but with good hydration, the kidneys will filter and excrete the excess over time. Use all medications / treatments according to dr's recommendations. Call poison center for specific advice and recommendations if concerned. ...Read more

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Can spinal cord injury (no known trauma) cause twitching through out the body? MRI of brain normal. Take magnesium, calcium, D3, but no help.

Can spinal cord injury (no known trauma) cause twitching through out the body? MRI of brain normal. Take magnesium, calcium, D3, but no help.

Unlikely: What type of spinal cord injury might you be referring to if you are saying there is no trauma in the history? In addition, for twitching throughout the entire body to be related to spinal cord damage that would imply that virtually the entire spinal cord itself would have to have been affected and that is highly improbable. Bottom line-spinal cord injury not responsible for body twitching. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking 40mg Prozac (fluoxetine) daily and i'm wondering if it's depleting the magnesium in my body?

I'm currently taking 40mg Prozac (fluoxetine) daily and i'm wondering if it's depleting the magnesium in my body?

Not necessary. : Prozac (fluoxetine) and other ssris known to alter sodium level but not known for decreasing megansium. If u suspect low megansium then definitely talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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What does magnesium do for the body and why is it important?

Excellent question: magn is involved in over 300 enzymes and affects the body as whole. It is critical to assess its need in many chronic illness like fibromyalgia CFS migraines hypertension coronary artery disease arthritis dysmenorrhea depression insomnia to mention a few ...Read more

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Can I use Ebsonsalt for adding magnesium to my body, in what doses, and how do I know if I short magnesium?

Can I use Ebsonsalt for adding magnesium to my body, in what doses, and how do I know if I short magnesium?

The Power of Mag: Epsom salt and mineral baths are a great way to increase magnesium in the body. Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin. Many diets, particularly Western, are deficient in magnesium. Lab testing can help determine magnesium levels in the body. ...Read more

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Could 400 mg magnesium dose cause anxiety?

No: It should not. Some people are sensitive and can get diarrhea from this does. More info here: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/magnesium.Html. ...Read more

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Is magnesium level 1.8 mg/dl low enough to cause chest spasm?

Magnesium level: The normal blood value for magnesium (m) is1.8-2.6 milliequivalents per liter (meq/l). Your m level was normal. It is very improbable that your symptoms were caused by a low m level when yours was normal. Speak to your physician for more information. ...Read more

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What are serious magnesium metabolism disorders and how they can be diagnosed? It seems like my body is not absorbing enough or excreting too much

What are serious magnesium metabolism disorders and how they can be diagnosed? It seems like my body is not absorbing enough or excreting too much

Low magnesium: Low magnesium can be caused by: Alcoholism, Chronic diarrhea, intestinal diseases: celiac and inflammatory bowel dz, diet deficiency, meds: Diuretics, Prevacid (lansoprazole) and like acid inhibitors, chemotherapy, and certain antibiotics. Genetic defects of kidney tubules can cause low mag (Gitelmans), and excess aldosterone secretion by adrenals. Eval: 24 hour urine Mag, Ca, Sodium, Potassium excretion ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypercalcemia in someone using milk of magnesium?

Many: None related to the mom. Have your doctor repeat the lab first, and if persistent have him/her check the most likely of the over 40 causes of persistent hypercalcemia. ...Read more