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What Cause Low Magnesium Levels
Need a workup: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If very low, it's time you get checked for a reason -- hyperaldosteronism gets missed a lot. I'm assuming you're not on meds. One little-known cause is eating lots of licorice. Best wishes. ...Read more
Few mechanisms: 1. Low intake in food 2. Loss in secretions- urine, gastrointestinal-vomitus and stool, sweat 3.Increased traslocation of k in to the cells in certain conditions eg. Insulin excess, mineralocorticoid( aldosterone - a hormone secreted by adrenal gld.) excess are associated with low potassium.There is a genetically acquired condition called periodic hypokalemic syndrome characterized by low k level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyperkalemia: Because the kidneys are able to excrete potassium well, high potassium level in the blood is rare in patients with normal kidney function. High blood potassium level can result in patients with reduced kidney function in certain settings (excessive potassium intake, cell/tissue death, or shift of potassium from intracelluar to extracellular compartment). ...Read more
Depends on level: Low potassium can cause muscle pain, cramps, weakness, paralysis, and even heart rhythm disturbance. Low glucose can cause a variety of symptoms including shakiness, sweating, palpitation, and most concerning brain dysfunction, e.g. Confusion and even seizure. Above are not complete lists. Extent of symptoms are in part related to severity of drop in levels. ...Read more
Stabilized by copper: In this case, the protein that becomes ceruloplasmin (called apoceruloplasmin) is more stable in the presence of copper. So low copper levels will cause a faster degradation of the protein that otherwise becomes ceruloplasmin. Additionally, unlike some proteins, there is no increased production of ceruloplasmin when copper levels are low, . ...Read more
Besides hyperparathyroidism, what else could cause elevated serum calcium levels, pth and low vitamin d?
Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypercalcemia: High calcium can cause a number of problems. These include bone pain, muscle weakness, nausea and vomiting, confusion and fatigue, and frequent thirst and urination. Unchecked, it can lead to kidney stones and failure, irregular heartbeat, osteoporosis, coma, and even death. ...Read more
Hyperparathyroidism with low vit. D and slightly elevated potassium . What does this mean to you? Could high potassium cause headaches? Dizziness?
Hyperparathyroidism: It means you do have Hyperparathyroidism and since you are less than 50 years old,you are a candidate for Parathyroid surgery to cure it.You need vit d supplemet depending on your level.High Pottasium level has been described with Hyperparathyroidism and may cause headace ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can high dose diuretics cause severe muscle cramps, low iron and low iron saturation? Can any docs explain?
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