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what causes low potassium Levels In Humans?

A: Approximately Ninety-eight percent of the human body''s potassium is enclosed inside the cells. potassium basically is an electrolyte and has an effect on skeletal and cardiac activities. Generally too much vomiting and diarrhoea can result in low potassium levels, which are known as hypokalemia, because huge quantities of potassium are enclosed in gastric fluids. Always remember that too much insulin discharge can result hypokalemia because insulin encourages potassium to enter skeletal muscle cells. Keep in mind that alcoholics and people with harmful diets are susceptible to hypokalemia due to poor nutrition, which results in augmented
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what causes low potassium levels?

A: Some other heart medications, like Lasix, poor diet, vomiting and/or diarrhea.http://funadvice.com/r/bisd09i7q...


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low potassium levels?

A: Eat bananas, orange juice, greens. I presume you want to know what to eat. Eat loads of bananas. That should help potassium can be found in bananas, cantalopes, citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes green vegetables. Try a banana. Or two. Or three. Get a vitamin supplement, too. Need more information to answer this question properly. Ulcerative colitis could cause low potassium levels. low potassium levels would need to be confirmed by a blood test. You can have problems with a low potassium level- it can cause cardiac arrythmias ( irregular heart beat) It is best to see a Dr if you think your

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I have a bad headache, due to my low potassium levels?

A: not an immediate cure but eat some bannas or dried apricots to raise your potassium levels. If your potassium level is low it could be due to a high salt intake. Too much sodium (table salt or sodium chloride) may lead to preferential absorption of sodium at the expense of potassium as sodium and potassium interact. They are very similar and are both alkali metals. Most of us consume too much salt whether we like it or not because a lot of processed food such as bread, cheese, butter, etc contains added salt. How do you know that it is due to low potassium levels? If you know for sure, try...


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Does Cozaar cause low potassium and low sodium blood levels?

A: When reviewing the literature for Cozaar (losartan), I found no reference for decreased blood potassium or sodium. Cozaar is known to possibly cause increased potassium levels and generally sodium levels are unaffected. Without having a complete list of your medications, I would not know what else to consider, unless a water pill might be involved too. If you could resubmit your question with a list of all the medications you are currently taking one of our pharmacists would be happy to review it for you....


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Can low potassium levels cause light headedness and/or dizziness?

A: Dizziness is a possible reaction to hypokalemia (low potassium), but for a proper diagnosis, you should talk to your doctor, who may want to get a blood test to confirm. Normal levels of potassium in the blood range from 3.6 to 4.8 milliequivalents per liter. If the level dips below 2.5 mEq/L, the situation can be life-threatening. potassium is needed to make the nerves and muscles work, which includes the heart. It is best to find out what is causing the condition and treat it, rather than just replacing the potassium. The kidneys regulate how much potassium is in the body, and a common cause...


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what are the dangers of low potassium levels in a person with CHF ? what are ideal levels ?

A: potassium is essential to everyone for proper heart function. normal range is 3.5 to 5.3 - varies by institution. The dangers of having low potassium in a person with CHF is arrythmia and muscle weakness.Normal level 3.5 to 5.5. Generalized weakness and too low death Many dangers but number one danger is heart irregularities in electrical conduction, including deadly dysrhythmias. Normal is 3.5 to 5.0 It is very important to keep your levels between 3.5 and 5. This is imperative to normal heart function. If you remember the name Terri Schiavo, it was a potassium problem that left her in the state she died in. K+ blood levels norm 3.5 to 5.mEQ/L. You have to watch for...


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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''. ) Abnormal results, either high or

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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''. ) Abnormal results, either high or

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what causes low sodium?

A:  not enough salt in your diet. sweating alot, can cause your body to natually lose salt also.. Normal level of potassium in serum is 3.5-5.0 mEq/L. If there are even slight changes in the potassium levels, it can interfere with several body functions. Reduced levels of serum potassium are known as hypokalemia, while high potassium levels are referred to as hyperkalemia. Hypokalemia or potassium deficiency is characterized by muscle weakness and muscle paralysis. Some of the common symptoms of potassium deficiency are fatigue, retarded bone growth, improper digestion, renal failure, hypertension and heart problems. About one out of five...


 
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