Does Potassium Deficiency Affect Sperm Quality?
Morning, I want to ask, my Potassium 2.8 hospital doctor advised me to stay for intensive care but I refused the reason for work. Every day I regularly take KSR medicine, and now it is not quite as limp as early as before, but do I regularly take potassium KSR normally? and whether my condition like this can reduce the quality of sperm? The problem is that for more than a year our marriage hasn’t gotten a baby too. Thank you
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Potassium is one of the vital minerals that functions in maintaining bodily functions, especially for maintaining healthy muscles, heart, and nerves. Normally, potassium levels in the blood range from 3.6 to 5.2 millimoles per liter. Potassium levels that are less than normal (hypokalemia) can cause you to limp, get tired easily, muscle cramps, constant twitching, constipation, frequent thirst, and your heart rate becomes abnormal. There are many causes of potassium deficiency, for example:
Vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating
Kidney disorders or adrenal glands
Antibiotic side effects, laxatives, diuretics
Excessive alcohol consumption
Lack of folic acid or magnesium
Certain syndromes, such as Cushing's syndrome, Fanconi's syndrome, and so on
If the condition is severe enough and does not get serious treatment, lack of potassium can be life threatening. For this reason, doctors direct you to undergo intensive care. Not only that, some drugs must also be taken, including supplements containing potassium (such as KSR) and other treatments to overcome the causes of potassium deficiency. In this way, often potassium levels can return to normal within a few weeks or several months.
Our advice, consult the best treatment with a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine who treats you .. Naturally, to help increase potassium levels in the blood, you should also multiply consume bananas, oranges, grapes, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, mushrooms , soybeans, eggplants, pumpkin and dark green leafy vegetables. Do not forget, always exercise regularly so that your body's condition is fresher and fitter.
So far, the lack of potassium levels is not known to directly reduce fertility. However, some of the causes of lack of potassium can indeed cause hormonal balance disorders, and indirectly also interfere with fertility. In addition, the difficulty you have at birth may also be caused by irregular sexual intercourse or fertility disorders in your partner (for example due to endometriosis, myomas, thyroid gland abnormalities, tubal obstruction, premature ovarian failure, etc.). Better, check yourself and your partner to a gynecologist for fertility checks. Thus, the doctor can certainly accompany you to undergo a pregnancy program that suits your condition.
Hope this helps ...