Can low potassium levels lead to cartilage loss?

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Posted on Tue, 11 Aug 2015 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Can low potassium lead to cartilage loss?
Can increased potassium help restore cartilage?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
there is no link between potassium and cartilage

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand that you suffer from osteoarthritis. Unfortunately potassium won't restore your cartilage damage. The aging process or potential injuries cannot be reversed. Also please note that increased potassium consumption (or supplementation) may cause hyperkalemia which is a potentially dangerous situation, particularly if you've also renal problems.

I hope you find my comments helpful!
You can contact me again, if you'd like any clarification or further information.

Kind Regards!
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