Low Potassium Syndrome

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  • Hypokalemic Disorder
  • Hypopotassemia Syndrome
  • Reduced Potassium Syndrome
  • Nephritis, Potassium-Losing
  • Potassium Loss Disorder

Problem Neighborhoods

  • None

General Conversation
Hypokalemia is a metabolic imbalance characterized by incredibly low potassium levels in the blood. It is a symptom of another disease or condition, or an adverse effects of diuretic drugs. The body requires potassium for the contraction of muscular tissues (consisting of the heart), as well as for the functioning of several complicated healthy proteins (enzymes). Potassium is discovered largely in the skeletal muscle mass and also bone, and also takes part with sodium to support the typical circulation of physical body fluids between the cells in the body. The regular focus of potassium in the physical body is managed by the kidneys via the excretion of urine. When the kidneys are operating typically, the amount of potassium in the diet plan suffices for usage by the physical body and the extra is usually excreted via pee as well as sweat. Physical body chemicals and also hormones such as aldosterone additionally control potassium balance. Secretion of the bodily hormone insulin, which is typically promoted by food, avoids a momentary diet-induced Hypokalemia by enhancing cell absorption of potassium. When Hypokalemia occurs, there is an imbalance resulting from a disorder in this typical process, or the fast loss of urine or sweat without substitute of sufficient potassium.

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