How To Overcome Potassium Deficiency?
Good morning Doctor … I am Tathy. My age is 40 years later in November … I am suffering from a deficiency of potassium … My blood test results are potassium I am 1.19 … and have been hospitalized for a few days … but why do my blood pressure like ups and downs. my body is often limp and now outpatient doctor .. is there any other disease besides that..because after eating that bersantan I become shaky and the tension rises..What should I do..do I really can’t eat like chicken or meat meat … Thank you
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Hypokalemia is a condition where the potassium karar in the blood is at the limit of the normal value that has been agreed upon. Potassium itself is one of the body's electrolytes or salt which plays a role in carrying out bodily functions such as muscle, nerve, etc. To get the right treatment it is necessary to know the cause of the complaint it is necessary to do a history and direct physical examination. Some causes of hypokalemia include:
Eating disorders, such as anorexia
Severe nausea, vomiting
Bartter's syndrome (genetic disease of the kidneys that causes an imbalance of mineral salts, including potassium in the body).
Gitelaman Syndrome (genetic disease of the kidneys that causes an imbalance of ions in the body).
Liddle Syndrome (genetic disease that can cause an increase in blood pressure and hypokalemia).
Cushing's syndrome (a chronic disease that arises from the long-term effects of the hormone cortisol on the body)
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Diuretic drugs, especially diuretics that can get rid of potassium from the body, for example is thiazide group
Potassium absorption disorders
Renal tubular acidosis types 1 and 2
In the meantime what you can do include:
Maintain a regular and healthy diet
Avoid physical activity that is too heavy and tiring
Increase fluid intake
Sleep and rest enough
Expand the intake of foods containing high potassium levels such as bananas, avocados, kiwi, tomatoes, spinach
The main treatment is to find out and overcome the causes of hypokalemia. Therefore, you should check yourself with a specialist in internal medicine to get further examination and treatment related to your condition
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