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Does dehydration cause hypokalemia?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Dehydration

Does not cause hypokalemia.

In brief: Dehydration

Does not cause hypokalemia.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Clarence Grim
It will depend on how the dehydration occurs. If you got dehydrated by sweating excessively or by diarrhea or by starving or by spitting a low you will may become hypokalemic as you lose K in sweat, vomit, diarrhea, and saliva. I specialized in low K so happy to consult with you.
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