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Hypokalemia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology



What is hypokalemia? Hypokalemia is lower than normal levels of potassium in the blood, which has a variety of causes, all ultimately leading to issues with muscle contraction.

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23 Responses

  1. Dounia Bedboudi

    OH MY GOOOOOOOOOD
    THIS WAS SO SO SIMPLIFIEd THANK GOD THANK YOU GUYS OH MY GOD
    i was so scared of the upcoming exam and this fell like heaven
    i study in french mind you but the words are very similar and your explanation is amazing
    gonna watch hyper now

  2. Ashoka.

    I have been keeping my body alkaline every single day for months. Using Apple cider vinegar. I have been going through the worst muscle pain I have ever been through. I have had a leg amputation. Which sucked and the pain was violent. But these muscle aches almost tops it. Once I had a full week where I could barely walk and I ended up getting high af off of vicodin (pain killer). The pain was so unbearable I took more than what I should. I felt my body in panic and I thought I was going to die. But the pain was so bad that I just accepted it. I have pains regularly but that instance was the worst one. I have done exclusive research and found that Apple cider vinegar lowers potassium levels which has been causing my muscle pains. Now that I know this, starting tonight I am going to avoid apple cider vinegar, I just ate 3 Bananas so I should be good… theoretically

  3. Venkat Esh

    Intravascular space means inside the blood vessels i.e between the rbc and wbc and platelets collectively known as extracellular space

  4. Jazmin Arguello

    so basically I have a bad diet and I have to eat more potassium to regulate it by eating bananas n shit or it can be my kidneys n I can be fucked forever……cool

  5. M Wal

    So, heart faillure increases aldosterone levels, and as a result can increase potassium excretion. Due to this you can develop aritmia's.
    They often also give diuretics with heart faillure (fluid retention) , which also increases potassium excretion. So these cardiac patiënts have quite the risk of hypokaliemia.

  6. Linkdu69003

    excellent video, I'm a french boy with westphal disease and I like to understand how potassium works and what exactly is, this helps me to try to find ways to limit the crisis and the effects of my hypokalemia (around 1 big per week)
    So thank you for your video ^^

  7. Star Wars x EXO Collab

    I wonder if one day you will contract a smart person just like you who can translate this lectures in other languages like spanish and french…. But I guess is too much to ask so nevermind.

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