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Is a potassium level of 3.0 deadly and can it cause 155+ resting heart rate? i can not take supplement due to taking med that couteracts. thanks!

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Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Urology

In brief: Get evaluated ASAP

Low potassium levels, or hypokalemia, can cause potential heart arrhythmias (uneven rhythms) and high heart rates.
Also, muscle cramping and weakness. First issue is to get evaluated emergently if your heart rate is really that high as you may need to get potassium corrected other potential interventions. In long run, talk to your doctor about adjusting medications/close follow-up of potassiums

In brief: Get evaluated ASAP

Low potassium levels, or hypokalemia, can cause potential heart arrhythmias (uneven rhythms) and high heart rates.
Also, muscle cramping and weakness. First issue is to get evaluated emergently if your heart rate is really that high as you may need to get potassium corrected other potential interventions. In long run, talk to your doctor about adjusting medications/close follow-up of potassiums
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