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Hypokalemia and Potassium

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Hypokalemia Symptoms and Causes

Potassium is a mineral that your body needs to work properly. It is a type of electrolyte. It helps your nerves to function and muscles to contract. It helps your heartbeat stay regular. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells. A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of sodium's harmful effects on blood pressure.

Many people get all the potassium they need from what they eat and drink. Sources of potassium in the diet include

  • Leafy greens, such as spinach and collards
  • Fruit from vines, such as grapes and blackberries
  • Root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes
  • Citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit

Your kidneys help to keep the right amount of potassium in your body. If you have chronic kidney disease, your kidneys may not remove extra potassium from the blood. Some medicines also can raise your potassium level. You may need a special diet to lower the amount of potassium that you eat.

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Potassium Side Effects

Hyperkalaemia (64)
Nausea (46)
Pain (45)
Dyspnoea (43)
Dizziness (42)
Asthenia (41)
Fatigue (37)
Cardiac Arrest (34)
Diarrhoea (32)
Completed Suicide (29)
Renal Failure (28)
Vomiting (28)
Oedema Peripheral (27)
Anxiety (26)
Chest Pain (26)
Muscle Spasms (25)
Pain In Extremity (25)
Death (24)
Fall (24)
Pyrexia (23)
Headache (22)
Weight Decreased (22)
Blood Potassium Increased (21)
Hypersensitivity (21)
Arthralgia (20)
Renal Failure Acute (20)
Abdominal Pain (19)
Cough (19)
Hypotension (19)
Injury (19)
Pneumonia (18)
Dehydration (18)
Back Pain (18)
Abdominal Pain Upper (18)
Anaemia (17)
Confusional State (17)
Depression (17)
Hypertension (17)
Malaise (17)
Overdose (17)
Cerebrovascular Accident (16)
Hypokalaemia (16)
Respiratory Failure (15)
Rash (15)
Injection Site Pain (15)
Cardiac Failure Congestive (15)
Blood Potassium Decreased (14)
Feeling Abnormal (14)
Product Quality Issue (14)
Thrombocytopenia (14)

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Hypokalemia Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.