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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 ...
 

Suggest treatment for low potassium levels

keep water going. What I want to know is if I should just try to increase potassium by food. It seems ...". Ordered potassium pills but at this point - I feel like intervening. I have not eaten for a week ...
 

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 ...
 

What causes pain with low potassium levels?

that I had low Potassium and was dehydrated. I would have shortness of breath and feel like i'm going to pass out. I had my kidney or liver check to see if it wasn't absorbing potassium and just passing ...
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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 ...
 

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 ...
 

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 ...
 

Got hit in head. Did blood test. Liver, kidney enzymes, potassium level were high. Causes and treatment?

drink something to get my potassium level down. The next day all my levels were normal except my liver ... did blood work and my liver and kidney enzymes were above 250 and my potassium level was 6.4. My blood ...
 

Abdominal pain, urine in blood, low potassium level, uterine growth

and the other a slightly lower than normal potassium level. I also had a renal, abdominal, and vaginal ultra sound done that revealed growths in my uterus . My primary care physician told me to go see my GYN ...
 

Severe illness, yellow skin. Low potassium, high liver enzymes. Serious condition?

Hello. My husband has been ill for three weeks now. He went to urgent care today and his blood work came back poor. The doc called us, reported he needs to go to ER now, that his potassium levels are 2 ...
 

Bleeding from penis, blood in urine. On low potassium diet. Is it kidney issue?

red blood when he pees he now has high levels of potassium and has been told by his va doctor to get in low potassium diet; What type of kidney problem could he have? He does not have cancer ..what tests ...
 

Muscle weakness, heart rate 140, bp 156/98, low potassium, rbc in urine, fast heartbeat. Potassium supplements prescribed. Suggestions?

and vitamins. Why would my potassium be low and why blood in my urine? Can this happen for no reason ... fast heart beat. Blood work showed low potassium. Urine analysis showed red blood cells in urine. I ...
 

Low potassium levels after getting tonsils removed. Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, tightness in the throat. Should I try OTC medication?

I recently had my tonsils removed on the 20th on Wednesday I ended up going to the er after I turned purple while sleeping it turned out my potassium was low I was dehydrated all the lympth nodes ...
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Why would both of my legs suddenly go weak? I almost fell. I am a 50 yr old female. I take Topamax for migraines, Gabapentin for nerve damage and pain.
GO for electrolyte estimation and particularly watch for low potassium levels. Correct if it is lower than for the normal range and you may be alight
 
What would cause a high potassium level?
Hi there, there are plenty of conditions which can cause high potassium levels but if you have this condition then the most probable cause could be kidney dysfunction and it would be advisable to get a complete urine examination, serum creatinine and other kidney function profile done and consult a physician at your earliest. Take care
 
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,
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