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Does stress or fatigue cause your potassium levels to drop.?

Does stress or fatigue cause your potassium levels to drop.?

Other way around: Low potassium can cause weakness. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000479.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Does using ecigarettes effect a persons INR levels. im on warfarin and my range is from 2.5 -3.5?

Does using ecigarettes effect a persons INR levels. im on warfarin and my range is from 2.5 -3.5?

No effect on INR: I hope your decision to use a e-cig was part of a plan for smoking cessation and that you are eventually able to accomplish the complete goal. It's a wonderful gift to give yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's a high INR level?

What's a high INR level?

Anything above 1.5: The inr is a measure of how "thin" the blood is, typically due to the use of prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin). A normal inr is 1.0. Anything above that is abnormal. For people on coumadin, the typical goal inr is 2.5 to 4.0 depending on the particular condition it is being used for. ...Read more

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What is the cause of high INR levels?

What is the cause of high INR levels?

INR: Inr is a measure of clotting involving factors which we block with the drug warfarin. When the inr is high the factors are being blocked and clotting is inhibited. Usually we aim for an inr of 2 to 3 times standard. Sometimes we aim higher. If not on warfarin then the liver may be damaged causing the factors to be low. ...Read more

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My INR level was 19 what could of happen to me?

Death: You could bleed to death. Are you sure it was 19? Do you mean 1.9? (19 is an emergency). ...Read more

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My INR level is 2.32 I am taking acitrom 3mg I should continue tablets?

This is in the : Range of 2-3 which is most common therapeutic target range. What are you being treated for? ...Read more

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My son has an INR of 1.0 which is low and a ldh level of 487, what does this mean?

Can't say, for sure: Certainly his ldh is elevated, but without a fuller description of what is going on, like why his doctor ordered the test, i can't answer you sufficiently. Inr varies by lab. 1.0 could be normal in some labs. ...Read more

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No, his INR was soooo low it was "off the charts low" - the dr's words. They needed to give him Vit K to increase INR level - why didn't dr do this?

Vitamin K: Generally vitamin K is given if the INR is high to help prevent bleeding until the INR is back to an acceptable level. Check back with your doctor, to find out the details of his care. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Afshine Emrani
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Inr (Definition)

Could mean interventional neuro radiology which is minimally invasive field, or international normalized ration which is a lab ...Read more