Hypokalemia

Causes-

  • Deficiency of potassium in the diet
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive loss of potassium from the body

Signs And Symptoms

  • Cardiac Arrhythmias.
  • Constipation
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Myalgia
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Slight change in blood pressure
  • Tetany

Treatment

  • Foods high in potassium in the diet.
  • Fluid  replenishment (diarrhoea, dehydration)
  • Antibiotics 

 

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