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If potassium continues to be low after improving diet and blood tests are ok- ex. Kidneys, etc.- what other tests to be done to find out reason?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
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In brief: Low K cause

The most common cause of excessive potassium (k) loss is the use of prescription diuretics.
Causes of k loss leading to low k include: chronic kidney failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, excessive sweating or use of laxatives, magnesium deficiency, vomiting, diarrhea and primary aldosteronism. See a nephrologist for help. Prescription diuretic (water or fluid pills) use primary aldosteronism.

In brief: Low K cause

The most common cause of excessive potassium (k) loss is the use of prescription diuretics.
Causes of k loss leading to low k include: chronic kidney failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, excessive sweating or use of laxatives, magnesium deficiency, vomiting, diarrhea and primary aldosteronism. See a nephrologist for help. Prescription diuretic (water or fluid pills) use primary aldosteronism.
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