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How does hyperventilation help lower k+ in a patient with high potassium level?

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Alkalosis, shift

Hyperventilation causes low carbondioxide levels causing resp alkalosis.
Alkalosis drives the potassium from extracellular fluid to intracellular compartment which results in low potassium in the blood.

In brief: Alkalosis, shift

Hyperventilation causes low carbondioxide levels causing resp alkalosis.
Alkalosis drives the potassium from extracellular fluid to intracellular compartment which results in low potassium in the blood.
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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