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Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia: Introduction

Hypokalemia: Abnormally low levels of potassium in the blood. See detailed information below for a list of 153 causes of Hypokalemia, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hypokalemia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hypokalemia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hypokalemia

Home medical tests possibly related to Hypokalemia:

Hypokalemia: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hypokalemia, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hypokalemia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hypokalemia may include:

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Stories from Users for Hypokalemia

Real-life user stories relating to Hypokalemia:

Message Boards for Hypokalemia

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Hypokalemia or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Hypokalemia:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hypokalemia. Some of these are listed below :

  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count
    • Electrolytes and kidney function tests
    • Sodium level. If sodium level is normal or increased consider hyperaldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome, periodic paralysis or IV fluid supplementation without supplemental potassium. If sodium level is decreased consider pyloric obstruction, diuretics, severe vomiting, diabetic acidosis, diarrhea, renal tubular acidosis, starvation and malabsorption syndrome
  • more tests...»

Hypokalemia: Animations

Medications or substances causing Hypokalemia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hypokalemia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Hypokalemia:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Hypokalemia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Celestone and diuretic interaction
  • Entocort EC and diuretic interaction
  • Cortone and diuretic interaction
  • Decadron and diuretic interaction
  • Dexameth and diuretic interaction
  • more interactions...»

Hypokalemia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hypokalemia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hypokalemia

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Hypokalemia:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hypokalemia. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Hypokalemia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hypokalemia

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Hypokalemia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Hypokalemia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hypokalemia as a symptom include:

Definitions of Hypokalemia:

Hypokalemia; lower than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Abnormally low level of potassium in the circulating blood leading to weakness and heart abnormalities; associated with adrenal tumors or starvation or taking diuretics
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood; may result from excessive potassium loss by the renal or gastrointestinal route, from decreased intake, or from transcellular shifts; manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities, and by renal and gastrointestinal disorders.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Hypokalemia:

The list of organs typically affected by Hypokalemia may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Hypokalemia

The list below shows some of the causes of Hypokalemia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hypokalemia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hypokalemia. Of the 153 causes of Hypokalemia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 149 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hypokalemia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hypokalemia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hypokalemia:

The following list of medical conditions have Hypokalemia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Hypokalemia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hypokalemia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Hypokalemia:

    Potassium levels low (plasma or serum), Hypokalaemia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hypokalemia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hypokalemia:

    Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Electrolyte balance symptoms (300 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hypokalemia:

    Diarrhoea (2312 causes), Laxative use, Renal disease, Diuretics, Decreased dietary intake, Hyperaldosteronism, Cushings syndrome (28 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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