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Are salt levels and potassium levels in the blood related?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes, and no.

Sodium and potassium are both positive elements that when combined with negative chloride molecules make salts that are both important parts of serum, and potassium in particular an important element in red blood cells (nb: sea water is very similar in composition to our blood).
Abnormalities of potassium (hypo or hyperkalemia) or sodium (hypo/hypernatremia) are very distinct entities.

In brief: Yes, and no.

Sodium and potassium are both positive elements that when combined with negative chloride molecules make salts that are both important parts of serum, and potassium in particular an important element in red blood cells (nb: sea water is very similar in composition to our blood).
Abnormalities of potassium (hypo or hyperkalemia) or sodium (hypo/hypernatremia) are very distinct entities.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

All the minerals and ions in the body are in correlation and balance.
For every positive element you have to have a negative. Na and k move across the cell membrane with correlation to cl and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate).

In brief: Absolutely

All the minerals and ions in the body are in correlation and balance.
For every positive element you have to have a negative. Na and k move across the cell membrane with correlation to cl and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate).
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