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Hypokalemia

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Risk Factors

Factors that may interfere with potassium excretion through the kidneys include:
Kidney Damage
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Factors that may decrease your intake or absorption of potassium include:
  • Poor diet
  • Eating disorders
  • Excess alcohol intake
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://www.aafp.org

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
http://www.aace.com

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism
http://www.endo-metab.ca

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

 

References


Hypokalemia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated November 15, 2013. Accessed January 8, 2014.


Hypokalaemia. Patient UK website. Available at: http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/hypokalaemia. Updated December 4, 2013. Accessed January 8, 2014.


Hypokalemia. NORD website. Available at: https://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/748/viewFullReport. Updated February 2, 2008. Accessed January 8, 2014.

 

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