Results for: Hypokalemia

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How is taking a diuretic associated with hypokalemia?

some diuretics (like lasix, hydrochlorothiazide) lead to an increased loss of potassium with the urine. In some people this leads to hypokalemia after a usually prolonged inte (MORE)

Causes of hypokalemia?

There are many different things that can cause hypokalemia. Some of  these things include antibiotics, diarrhea and vomiting, using too  much laxatives, chronic kidney disea (MORE)
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What is the pathophysiology of hypokalemia?

Hypokalemia can occur due to 1 of 3 pathogenetic mechanisms.   The first is deficient intake. Poor potassium intake alone is an uncommon cause of hypokalemia but occasiona (MORE)
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Do ace inhibitors cause hypokalemia?

It could. If its a diabetic patient who has raised serum postassium  due to diabetic nephropathy then ace inhibitor can improve his  diabetic nephropathy leading to hypokale (MORE)