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Can low patassium hinder weight loss?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: It dosn't

Potassium helps with weight loss.

In brief: It dosn't

Potassium helps with weight loss.
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Dr. Keith Klein
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Danger

With rapid weight loss there is a risk of low potassium and sudden death has been associated with this.
That is why it is strongly recommended if you lose more than 3-4 lbs per week at the most, that weekly potassium levels be measured. Many experienced weight loss doctors will put patients on potassium supplements during the initial part of their weight loss program.

In brief: Danger

With rapid weight loss there is a risk of low potassium and sudden death has been associated with this.
That is why it is strongly recommended if you lose more than 3-4 lbs per week at the most, that weekly potassium levels be measured. Many experienced weight loss doctors will put patients on potassium supplements during the initial part of their weight loss program.
Dr. Keith Klein
Dr. Keith Klein
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