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What is the definition or description of: low potassium?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Hypokalemia

The medical term is as above.
Most labs and clinicians define hypokalemia as a level less than 3.5 meq/l .In addition, one can have total body depletion of potassium stores even if the level is normal. This is more difficult to diagnose.

In brief: Hypokalemia

The medical term is as above.
Most labs and clinicians define hypokalemia as a level less than 3.5 meq/l .In addition, one can have total body depletion of potassium stores even if the level is normal. This is more difficult to diagnose.
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
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Dr. Mark Segal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: K below 3.5

When your serum potassium falls below 3.
5 it is low.

In brief: K below 3.5

When your serum potassium falls below 3.
5 it is low.
Dr. Mark Segal
Dr. Mark Segal
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