What Causes Potassium Level To Drop?


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Potassium is important component of our food and is necessary for normal functioning of nerve cells and muscles. Normal potassium levels in blood are 3.6-4.8. Reduced levels of potassium are due to many reasons like
  1. Eating disorders
  2. Use of diuretics and some antibiotics
  3. Use of excessive laxatives
  4. Abnormal kidney function
  5. Over production of aldosterone
  6. Dietary insufficiency
  7. Diarrhea
  8. Vomiting
  9. Excessive sweating
Treatment is by taking potassium supplements.

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