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What causes breathlessness after taking K'bind?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: Hello Doctor,
my mother aged 85 yrs diabetic+ BP patient, recently about 8 months she is facing dry skin & itching problem, doctor advised to take K'BIND powder 1/2 morning 1/2 night for three days and Nitrophag powder 1/2 morning 1/2 night for 1wk, but after consuming k bind for three day's, her breathing gets fast when she walk's for 10 to 15 steps. present we are far from the city to get for checkup. what should i take the next step. please iam waiting for your advise & solution.
Thanking you
Jayashankar
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Answered by Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
low potassium induced muscle weakness

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I am Dr. Prakash HM and I would like to answer your query.

Looking at the clinical history and medications advised, I am of the opinion that the breathlessness Is probably due to reduced potassium.

Unless your doctor had diagnosed high potassium with investigative reports, I think you should stop kbind and other treatment and concentrate on sugar level control. I think the present symptoms are due to low potassium in blood.

Try to increase potassium through diet rich nutrition like Banana, citrus ftuits, apricots and skin of sweet Potato.

Any further queries, happy to help again.
Dr. Prakash HM
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What causes breathlessness after taking K'bind?

Brief Answer: low potassium induced muscle weakness Detailed Answer: Hi, I am Dr. Prakash HM and I would like to answer your query. Looking at the clinical history and medications advised, I am of the opinion that the breathlessness Is probably due to reduced potassium. Unless your doctor had diagnosed high potassium with investigative reports, I think you should stop kbind and other treatment and concentrate on sugar level control. I think the present symptoms are due to low potassium in blood. Try to increase potassium through diet rich nutrition like Banana, citrus ftuits, apricots and skin of sweet Potato. Any further queries, happy to help again. Dr. Prakash HM