Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia: Overview

Hypokalemia is the condition of having abnormally low potassium concentration in the blood.

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Causes and Development

Hypokalemia may result from excessive potassium loss by the renal or the gastrointestinal route, from decreased intake, or from transcellular shifts.

Signs and Symptoms

Hypokalemia may be manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities (depression of the T wave and elevation of the U wave as seen on an electrocardiogram), by renal disease, and by gastrointestinal disorders.

Conditions that suggest Hypokalemia:

Musculo-Skeletal

Muscle Cramps / Twitching

Severe hypokalemia may produce muscular malfunction, but is rarely seen in a normal outpatient population.

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