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Hair fall, swelling below knees, itchy skin, diarrhoea. Low potassium, high liver enzymes. Treatment?

I have low potassium and high liver enzymes. Doc said to take potassium, B12 and folic acid for 2 weeks before recheck and possible Mg check. Also, iron level is lower but still in range. My hair is falling out in fistfuls, have swelling below the knees, itchy skin, constant diarrhea and more. I am 37 year old, overweight female.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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You need to check the cause for the chronic diarrhea. Chronic diarrhea and malabsorption can cause Low serum potassium and low serum iron. We need to check for cause of chronic diarrhea / malabsorption syndrome. An upper GI endoscopy with biopsy of duodenum is a good idea to start with. Celiac disease- which causes hypersensitivity to gluten in which is a common cause of such a problem. It also causes the liver enzymes to be raised.

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Dr. Om Lakhani
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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