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Dr. Marc Mugmon
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Can low potassium levels cause skin rashes on face?

Dr. Marc Mugmon
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Can low potassium levels cause skin rashes on face?

Not at all likely : Skin rash should not be due to low potassium levels. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Is rash linked to potassium citrate?

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Is  rash linked to potassium citrate?

Rare: There is a always a potential for severe life threatening reaction that can cause severe skin rash that would include hives and other skin manifestations. ...Read more

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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What are the causes of high levels of potassium?

Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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What are the causes of high levels of potassium?

INPUT-OUTPUT : High levels of potassium can occur due to increased intake of high potassium containing foods, nutritional supplements etc 2. Changes in acid base balance in the body 3. Decreased excretion of the potassium by the kidneys. Most often, it is a combination of 2 or more causes.Very frequently, kidney is always one of the culprits.If you have this problem, please consult md. ...Read more

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Dr. W. James Chon
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What can cause high levels of potassium?

Dr. W. James Chon
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What can cause high levels of potassium?

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

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What foods will not cause high levels of potassium?

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What foods will not cause high levels of potassium?

See below: Foods low in potassium are apples, grapes, mushrooms, bell peppers and refined grains. Some of the high potassium foods are broccoli, lima beans, tomatoes, potatoes, bananas, cantaloupe etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes high levels of potassium?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes high levels of potassium?

High potassium level: Causes of high potassium levels are the following: chronic and acute kidney failure, addison's disease, hemolysis of rbc's, metabolic acidosis, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, the use of ace-i or arb's, excessive ingestion of potassium supplements and muscle destruction. ...Read more

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Dr. William Schmidt
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What could cause you to drop high levels of potassium and magnesium into you urine?

Dr. William Schmidt
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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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Does high levels of potassium cause weight gain?

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Not directly: A high potassium level in and of itself won't cause a weight gain. However, if potassium level is high due to poor kidney function, weight gain could be seen due to water retention. Avoid high potassium foods until you discuss this with your doctor (bananas, oranges, tomatoes, potatoes.) good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Claude Parola
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I would like to know what it means when your test results reveal that you have high potassium levels in your blood?

Dr. Claude Parola
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I would like to know what it means when your test results reveal that you have high potassium levels in your blood?

High K+: Sometimes high potassium can be simply a lab error or when the red blood cell hemolyzed after the blood sample is not processed fast enough by the laboratory , but a truly elevated potassium level can be from kidney failure, ingestion of too much potassium , may need to repeat the blood test to verify elevated k+ level. ...Read more

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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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