low potassium

low potassium

Vox populi Hypokalemia; increasingly, hypopotassemia
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This basically means a high salt and low potassium intake.
Low potassium is associated with high blood pressure, which can cause narrowing of the coronary arteries and increased risk of heart attack.
For example, electrolyte disorders caused by low potassium can impact the heart's rhythm.
Studies show a low potassium intake can cause higher blood pressure and a significant risk of suffering a stroke.
Excess licorice can cause side effects in the form of high blood pressure, low potassium levels, brain damage and even paralysis.
The 29-year-old, whose high heart rate is likely to be caused by dangerously low potassium levels, as well as a further condition known as inappropriate sinus tachycardia syndrome, says she feels her body is giving up on her.
People with low potassium have a higher risk of developing hypertension, especially if they eat a lot of salt.
Buena advises patients to pair low potassium fruits with high potassium vegetables, or vice versa in order to maintain normal potassium level in the blood.
These include growth retardation and rickets (a disease affecting bone development) in children, and a series of metabolic disorders such as low potassium levels (hypokalemia), high calcium levels (hypercalcemia), elevated calcium in the urine (hypercalciuria) resulting in kidney stones, the formation of calcium deposits in the kidneys (calcinosis) as well as possible kidney failure.
In addition, you can excrete too much potassium, resulting in low potassium levels in the bloodstream.
The truth is that rapid weight loss can possibly lead to gallstones, dehydration and drop in blood pressure, malnutrition, muscle loss and electrolyte imbalance such as very low potassium levels that can lead to cardiac arrhythmias and even sudden cardiac arrest.