Low Potassium Level Ended Up In Emergency Room

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Tammy Says:
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The emergency room dr prescribed me 20 of klor-con 20mg cause my potassium level was very low and i couldnt talk or move my body and my blood pressure was 160/100 and my pulse at 100 and i was tingling and numbness all over my body i couldnt even walk like i was paralized



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Tammy! How are you? I am so very sorry about what happened to you.

Low potassium levels can be very dangerous and can cause many health issues, having levels that are too high can also be very dangerous. Potassium is something that must remain balanced between specific levels.

In my case, my body does not store potassium, though we've never been able to figure out why, thus to keep mine up, my cardiologist has had to double up medications that can elevate my potassium levels. For most people, that could cause their levels to go too high and put them in danger, but for me, it keeps my levels right where they should be.

As to taking the Klor-Con, the FDA warns that it is very harsh on the stomach, so it should be taken with food.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Kat Says:
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Hello, I take 100 meqs of potassium a day. I split the doses a.m and p.m.. I wanna get off of them. However, like you no one knows or understands why mt body doesn't produce nor keeps any potassium in to stay balanced with foods only. Well, I sick of depending on them, over 18 years years dealing with this , 55 f.

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Rodney Says:
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Bartters Syndrome may be the cause. It's characterized by chronic low potassium and low magnesium. Low levels of these affect yiyr heart and can kill you. A nephrologist, kidney doctor, can diagnose thid. I know abiut it because my GF has it. Ut us very rare.

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