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Why does your potassium levels go down

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What causes palpitations with fluctuation in potassium levels?

Urgent ! My potassinwas 3.5 and really dont understand what is wrong and why it goes up and down. I ... go up and down. I am getting palaptations because inam nervous i think .. Did i take too much ...
 

Why does Potassium levels go down and how can it be brought up?

if the levels change hourly ? Daily ? Are these numbers up and down 1-2 days apart ok? And how long does it take ...Potassium was 3.6 today .. I feel cramping in feet all day . I took 30meq 's of potassium ...
 

Creatnine levels is high and potassium level low. Is it safe to go for dialysis?

's in a hospital under observation. He refuses to be put on dialysis. His potassium levels were down, therefore .... The doctors say that his hemoglobin levels are good that is why his body is still functioning well. And again ...
 

Is low potassium a symptom of hypothyroidism?

focusing and concentrating, constant feeling down and no motivation, feeling sleepy and tired often ... on potassium or are these symptoms of hypothyroidism? what natural remedy do you recommend? Don't know where ...
 

Have high potassium level. Taking Synthroid. Taking potassium pill extended release. Is it safe?

I had a potassium level of 3.5 yesterday , I don t know why it s been over a year that it goes to 3 ... drink. i am a 42 year old female. my doctors don t know why . So anyway yesterday it was 3.5 so I work ...
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Will the potassium levels go high if losartan is taken along with Potassium supplements?

I understand that losartan can increase potassium levels. I have left a message with my doctor ... with hydrochlrothyazide. I am a worry wart and am concerned that my potassium level will get too high ...
 

Low potassium levels, having bronchitis. On steroids, antibiotics. Remedies to increase levels of potassium?

hi im patty 54 and for some time now my potassium is being low i take extra pills but still low why ... shots steroid and antobic not saying to much shy potassium low just say to much water pil so u up my ...
 

Hospitalized for vomiting, given potassium, urinating dark yellow orange color. Is this because of potassium?

but after the 6th day in my hospital stay I stopped vomiting but they keep giving me potassium 5 bag s a day ... & I have been out of the Hospital for 5 day s . It this because of the potassium ? I had ask my nurse ...
 

Why is my potassium level so high?

I recently found out that my potassium is high. I did see a list of foods to avoid but nothing was mentioned about about salt. I drink plenty of milk, eat cheese and I also eat a good bit of crackers ...
 

Suggest treatment for lupus with high potassium levles

I have lupus and kidney problems. My potassium level is 6.2 as of June 27, 2014. Other level are up slightly. This has been going on and off for about 3-4 months. I ve been dehydrated and have leg pain. I ...
 

Taking medication for low potassium levels. Feels very sleepy. Unable to drive also. Related to potassium levels?

i have low potassium fairly regularly, but have been taking prescription potassium pills (when I ... asleep at the wheel. I kept going into another lane and people were beeping at me until i finally pulled ...
 

Rapid heart beat, panic and cough, low potassium levels, anxiety. On potassium supplements. Suggest?

I am wondering why all the sudden my heart takes off racing, I start to panic and then cough ... from time to time and do have anxiety . Could current levels of stress be causing these. ...
 

Taking Diuretic replacing potassium level, losing fluids. Suggestion?

I am taking a diuretic called torsemide and i must replace my potassiume level w/ klor-con M20 ... after about three or so days i get tired ,sort of like run down and in need of a boost i lose about ...
 

What causes elevated potassium levels with loss of weight?

Recent bloodwork showed elevated potassium level, PSA of 2.7 (base has been 1.4 but elevated to 2.4 in past with prostatatis) and I have unexpectedly lost 15-20 lbs in past 60-90 days. Going in for follow ...
 

Can low potassium levels cause palpitation like symptoms ?

hello im 24 yrs old. for over a years now i been having a problem with my low potassium so im havin ... going to feel palpitations so ok. but like i said i dont think that the pain i feeling is palpitations ...
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Does smoking pot correlate with potassium levels? I went to doctor for low potassium and today im drinking lots of liquid.
Hi, Thanks for your query. Yes, it can. Smoking can cause free radical injury at the cellular level which can result in potassium imbalance. Regards,
 
what are the benefits of diclofenac potassium
Hi, Diclofenac potassium is a NSAIDs type of medicine. It is basically used in all types of pain conditions. It should be taken after meals and never empty stomach as can cause hyper-acidity. It should not be taken without doctor's prescription as can cause side effects.
 
61 yearold male - taking natrilix for hypertension. Recently when going to sleep ican hear the sound of my blood/heartbeat in right ear. A problem?
Natrilix is a diuretic, used in hypertension and can cause low potassium levels on prolonged use resulting in muscle cramps and or abnormal heart rhythm like palpitations, feeling of heart pounding. I would recommend to schedule a visit with your doctor & get your electrolyte level checked especially potassium and get an Electrocardiography (ekg) to rule out any abnormality.
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