Potassium deficiency symptoms

Potassium is an electrolyte mineral that is essential for nutrition. Cells need a high concentration of potassium inside cells to function normally.
Potassium in food and in supplements decreases calcium loss through the kidneys, which increases bone formation and lowers bone loss.

Potassium deficiency rarely results from a low dietary intake. Potassium deficiency is called hypokalemia (hypo- means low and kalium is Latin for potassium).
The causes of hypokalemia are related to excessive losses of potassium from the body. This can be caused by prolonged vomiting, certain drugs, and some forms of kidney disease. Large amounts of licorice can lower potassium levels. Licorice contains glycyrrhizic acid, which has effects similar to those of aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone that increases urinary excretion of potassium.
Enzymatic's Potassium Plus 90TabsThe symptoms of hypokalemia can result from alterations in membrane potential and lack of potassium for energy production.
Potassium deficiency symptoms include fatigue, muscle weakness, bloating, and intestinal sluggishness. Severe hypokalemia can result in muscular paralysis or abnormal heart rhythms that can be fatal.
Fruits and vegetables are the richest sources of potassium.
People who eat large amounts of fruits and vegetables have a high potassium intake of about 10 grams daily (10,000 mg). Average dietary intake in the United States is two to three grams daily. It is safe and healthy to eat high amounts of potassium in the diet.

Conditions that Increase the Risk of Low Blood Potassium

The use of potassium-depleting diuretics
Severe vomiting or diarrhea
Alcoholism
Bulimia
Overuse of laxatives
Magnesium depletion

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