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IMG SURVIVOR
04-04-2006, 03:24 PM
What can cause you Hypokalemia?















1-insulin
2-B-adrenergics
3-alkalosis remember that ther is an exchange of potassium for H in the kidney so if you have a lot of K, K will go out and H will go in, and viceversa

md90
04-04-2006, 09:45 PM
what is an effect of hypokalemia especially in relation to the heart?

Pre-ventricular contractions (I know it better as PVCs).. why is this so important? If the PVCs are not slowed down or controlled, it can increase, and lead to ventricular tachycardia, eventually leading to ventricular fibrillation, then death;

Scott1981
04-04-2006, 09:59 PM
lots of vomiting. terri s was thought to have had an eating disorder which lead to hypokalemia and then a put the heart through what the poster above described.

LqdPls
04-04-2006, 10:10 PM
Is it #3? In a state of alkilosis the kidneys would compensate by increased reabsorption of H+ ions, and increase dumping or excretion of bicarbonate and potassium.... But maybe not.

vadimk
04-04-2006, 10:17 PM
#1 cause of hypokalemia?
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diuretics (non K sparing)

student-2
04-30-2006, 09:35 AM
Also any state that has hyper insulinemia (iatrogenic, neoplasms etc....) will cause hypokalemia, also tumors of the adrenal cortex







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