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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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What causes low potassium level?

i have just been in hospital as as my potassium level crashed to 2.2 could this have been due to me ... palputations. they dont know why its happening and im scared its going to happen again ...
 

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 ...
 

What could low potassium level mean after being on potassium pills?

later to check levels again and have dropped to 3.1 again, why do they continue to stay low when ... all day, went to Dr and he took me off, did blood work and my potassium was 3.1, put me on potassium ...
 

Could night sweats after being on potassium pills be the cause for detected low potassium?

I am going in for a colonoscopy and upper scope on April 15th and the Dr. called and said my potassium level is low and I am to eat foods high in potassium for 2 days and they will do another blood ...
 

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 ...
 

What causes high level of potassium in the blood?

My family doctor called and told me that my blood work came back and that my potassium level ... will get the test back faster. What can make my potassium high and what can i do to make it go low. ...
 

What causes high potassium level?

Good afternoon Dr. My last blood test came back with a 5.9 in my Potassium. I have Type II .... He wants to send me to a specialist - not sure of the spelling. I am trying to undestand why all ...
 

How to lower blood potassium levels?

My mother age 78 has had her last 2 blood work reports show a potassium level of 5.7. She drinks lots of water and I have given her a list of low potassium foods........how can she get her level down ...
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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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