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Why does hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Dysfunction

It interferes with the muscles ability to contract because it alters the electrolyte balance across the muscle memberane.
You have to have the right balance of potassium and other electrolytes for the contractile elements of the muscle to be able to contract which is what gives you movement and strength.

In brief: Dysfunction

It interferes with the muscles ability to contract because it alters the electrolyte balance across the muscle memberane.
You have to have the right balance of potassium and other electrolytes for the contractile elements of the muscle to be able to contract which is what gives you movement and strength.
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