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  if your potassium levels got low what would happen --could you pass out etc---

A: Hello,Normal potassium level is 3.5 -5 mmol/l of plasma. low potassium level is called hypokalemia.. It causesmuscle weakness, hypotonia (decreased tone of muscles) ,cramps, tetany, cardiac arrhythmas (irregularities ofheart beat). If the level is below 2.5 mmol/l it is dangerous & life threatening & requires immediatetreatment in hospital. If hypokalemia is is mild (> 2.5 mmol/l) oral potassium supplementation is required& the dose is determined by a licensed physician. Hope this helps you. Take care & regards!...


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Is dehydration and low potassium a cause of severe leg cramps? If so, how can I know how much potassium to take and how much water to drink?

A: YES, dehydration and low potassium levels can contribute to leg cramps, but given the severity of symptoms you describe, it is important for you to talk with your Doctor about your symptoms so that blood work can be done to evaluate your fluid and electrolyte balance more thoroughly. There are many possible causes for leg cramps, and if you have low potassium levels your Doctor needs to find out why. Fluid and electrolyte imbalance can be serious, so please contact your Doctor as soon as possible....


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Is a high potassium level dangerous?

A: Is a high potassium level dangerous? YES, high potassium level dangerous. High potassium level is as dangerous as low potassium level. You may also get died due to excess level of potassium. You could have acute renal failure because of abnormal potassium. Anesthetic can also affect your potassium levels. Hope this helps you....
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low potassium effects on the heart

A: Dear Ginny, No, low potassium would not increase your heart rate in that fashion. low potassium can increase the frequency of premature ventricular contractions, but the ER docs would have seen that. There are potassium-sparing diuretics.  Triamterine and amiloride are two.  I hope the endocrine tests will show you have an aldosterone=producing tumor of adrenal gland.  These tumors are benign, cause high BP and low K, and treir removal cures both problems.  Stick with the endocrinologists" plan.  You need not see your cardiologist until the endocrine docs say you should. Please write back if this note doesn"t...
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What Are the Effects of low Renin levels?

A: Renin is an enzyme, or protein, that controls the body`s blood pressure. It is made by the kidneys and can be measured to indicate a problem with the adrenal glands and their production of the hormone aldosterone. Usually, low renin levels correspond to high levels of aldosterone. Those with high aldosterone levels have a condition called hyperaldosteronism, which is a form of hypertension. low renin levels therefore are associated with symptoms of hypertension, and may also correlate to low potassium in a condition known as Conn`s syndrome.. Hyperaldosteronism is characterized by high blood...


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Can potassium gluconate help lower or prevent headaches, if you have a low potassium blood test?

A: low potassium levels are very serious! You can die! I had low potassium about 3 years ago and I was pretty much lethargic by the time they found out what was wrong with me. Absolutely low potassium can cause headaches. You are essentially dehydrated and not retaining the fluids you need to stay hydrated. When you are dehydrated you most likely will have a bad headache. I did, as well as nausea and vomiting, major fatigue and passing out. They put me on an IV as well and then sent me home with perscription strength potassium pills. It made all the difference. Now I have some otc

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What Are Normal potassium levels?

A: The normal range for blood potassium levels is between 3. 7 and 5. 2 mEq/l. The abbreviation mEq/l stands for milliequivalent per liter. The potassium level test is performed on blood drawn from a vein. The normal amount of potassium in the body should be in the range of 3. 5-5.0. potassium is vital in the body to regulate muscle tissue and aid in the digestion process. One should be careful when eating these high potassium foods: tomatato, bran, figs, apricots, and raisins. Normal potassium levels in your blood can range anywhere from 3. 7 to 5. 2mEq/L (or ''milliequivalent per liter''. )...


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What Are Normal potassium levels?

A: The normal range for blood potassium levels is between 3. 7 and 5. 2 mEq/l. The abbreviation mEq/l stands for milliequivalent per liter. The potassium level test is performed on blood drawn from a vein. The normal amount of potassium in the body should be in the range of 3. 5-5.0. potassium is vital in the body to regulate muscle tissue and aid in the digestion process. One should be careful when eating these high potassium foods: tomatato, bran, figs, apricots, and raisins. Normal potassium levels in your blood can range anywhere from 3. 7 to 5. 2mEq/L (or ''milliequivalent per liter''. )...


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how to lower potassium levels?

A: potassium, though an essential nutrient for the body, can be really dangerous if ingested in large quantities. A high amount of potassium in the blood is called Hyperkalemia. A healthy body is usually able to maintain normal levels of potassium and therefore even a minimal rise in potassium in the blood is a cause for serious concern. Generally, if you do have potassium poisoning, the symptoms cannot be detected very early on. It is only after the renal functions get impaired that you even fid out that the potassium levels in the body have gone high. High blood
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What Do I Need To Know about My potassium levels?

A: potassium levels are important for a variety of reasons. potassium is both an electrolyte and a mineral, and it helps to regulate the mineral-water balance in the body as well as the function of nerves and muscles. potassium is closely related to sodium levels. When sodium levels within the body rise, potassium drops. When sodium levels drop, potassium increases. Aldosterone, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland, also affects the level of potassium in the body. Another factor that can contribute to fluctuating
 
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