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 ofthese things include antibiotics, diarrhea and vomiting, using toomuch laxatives, chronic kidney disease, an (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 occasionally (MORE)
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Do ace inhibitors cause hypokalemia?

It could. If its a diabetic patient who has raised serum postassiumdue to diabetic nephropathy then ace inhibitor can improve hisdiabetic nephropathy leading to hypokalemia... (MORE)
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How is hypokalemia diagnosed?

Hypokalemia can be measured by acquiring a sample of blood, preparing blood serum, and using a potassium sensitive electrode for measuring the concentration of potassium ions. (MORE)