Vomiting and hypokalemia

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Avatar n tn These include renal artery stenosis and tumors (generally non-malignant) of the adrenal glands. Hypertension <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> hypokalemia can also be seen with a deficiency of the 11β-hydroxylase enzyme which allows cortisols to stimulate aldosterone receptors. This deficiency can either be congenital or caused by consumption of glycyrrhizin, which is contained in extract of licorice, sometimes found in Herbal supplements, candies and chewing tobacco.
Avatar n tn I don't know what the relation between oxy abuse <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> an electrolyte imbalance would be... hmmm??? There are many reasons for hypokalemia- dehydration, calcium imbalance, diarrhea, vomiting, etc... I can't figure how any of these reasons would be associated with taking too much oxy. Muscle weakness and muscle soreness can be one of the symtoms of withdrawals from opiates- muscle cramping can be a sign of hypokalemia. Why do you ask? Just curious...
Avatar f tn Kidney losses Certain kidney disorders such as renal tubular acidosis (for example, chronic kidney failure and acute kidney failure) Magnesium deficiency, Leukemia, Cushing's disease (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> other adrenal disorders) Loss of potassium through stomach <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> intestines <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>, Enemas or excessive laxative use, Diarrhea, After ileostomy operation, Effect of medicines, Water pills (diuretics) Medicines used for asthma or emphysema (beta-adrenergic agonist type of drugs such as bronchodilators, steroids
Avatar m tn Causes of magnesium deficiency include alcohol abuse, poorly controlled diabetes, excessive or chronic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span>/or diarrhea. Certain drugs can also deplete magnesium levels such as osmotic diuretics, cisplatin, ciclosporin, amphetamines, and possibly proton pump inhibitors. There are also certain medical conditions that cause a lack of magnesium in one's system.
398059 tn?1447949233 these may include kidney disease, too little water intake, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> loss of water due to diarrhea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span>/or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>. •A decreased concentration of sodium (hyponatremia) occurs whenever there is a relative increase in the amount of body water relative to sodium. This happens with some diseases of the liver and kidney, in patients with congestive heart failure, in burn victims, and in numerous other conditions.
Avatar n tn There are many listervs with migraine sufferers <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> epileptics mourning hair loss <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> topomax---<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> their neurologists' denial of the relationship. I located a PDR, and it does list alopecia as a "less common side effect". I decided to pursue expert neurologists at a research university 3 hours away from me for help---and a medication switch. They denied my hair loss could be due to the topomax, flatly, and recommended I use Head and Shoulders.
Avatar n tn He takes Lisinopril and he has had several episodes of lightheadedness, nausea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> low BP while playing golf. Are there other classes of anti-hypertensives that don't result in hypotension DT excessive sweating? He's also had 7 kidney stones in the last 5 months. Could Lisinopril and his excessive sweating be a contributing factor?
Avatar n tn increased appetite, nausea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>: Infrequent: aphthous stomatitis, cholelithiasis, colitis, dysphagia, eructation, esophagitis, gastritis, gastroenteritis, glossitis, gum hemorrhage, hyperchlorhydia, increased salivation, liver function tests abnormal, melena, mouth ulceration, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, stomach ulcer, stomatitis, thirst: Rare: biliary pain, bloody diarrhea, cholecystitis, duodenal ulcer, enteritis, esophageal ulcer, fecal incontinence, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hemate
Avatar n tn The patient experienced hyperhydrosis, pallor, depressed level of consciousness, hypokinesia, hypotension, sinus bradycardia, hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, respiratory failure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>. The patient recovered.
Avatar m tn I'm placing this in a post TX forum, but it also occurs to me that it may be useful for those who are considering treatment. (it may be off topic in this forum or thread, but it behooves people to make sure they are not vitamin deficient before treating- there are studies which show vitamin A or D can improve viral response) Anyway......
Avatar f tn http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypokalemia You may have to cut <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> paste but I recommend you read this. Ask yourself if this could explain your symptoms. If so,tell your doctor. If the tightness in your chest comes back PLEASE call your doctor or call 911. Sometime if a women is having a heart attack this might be their only symptom until it is to late. Again I am not trying to scare you but I almost lost my life and I paid over 12,000.00 in med. bills -over something as easy as one pill a day.
Avatar m tn [1] Severe magnesium deficiency can cause hypocalcemia, low serum potassium levels (hypokalemia), retention of sodium, low circulating levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), neurological and muscular symptoms (tremor, muscle spasms, tetany), loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, personality changes [2] and death from heart failure.
Avatar n tn We lived in Las vegas and I dropped a lot of weight after the baby and was hospitalized because I thought I was having a heart attack- couldn't catch my breath- was nauseous- cold hands and feet- rapid heartbeat- total freak out- My paper work from the hospital states- I had hypokalemia <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> hyperglycema- had a stress test- enzymes negative <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> ejection fraction of 50%.
Avatar n tn Kate, Anorexia nervosa can result in several medical complications. Hypokalemia, low levels of potassium in the blood, may result from recurrent or excessive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span> or diarrhea. Other electrolyte and lab abnormalities may also be noted. It is important to understand why your daughter had a vomiting episode. Is it a continuation of the illness or related to another problem. Please discuss this further with your daughters physician.
Avatar f tn Hello, I am a 49 yr old female who after 6 days of a fever as high as 104 for 6 days, nausea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> occasional <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>, (diagnosed at 4 days with sinusitis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> placed on zithromax) who ended up in the ED at day 6 and was diagnosed with pyelonephritis and dehydration. My gfr was 37, my bun24 and creat 1.6. My K+ was 2.9 at this time. About 6 mos prior I was diagnosed with hypertension( mostly a high diastolic around 90-100) and was placed on hyrochlorathiazide 12.
Avatar f tn My first question here is why do you have hypokalemia? This can be caused by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>, diarrhea, laxatives, diuretics (fluid pills), kidney disease, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> a hormonal imbalance called primary aldosteronism. Are you taking any medications that lower the heart rate? If so these should be stopped following discussion with your doctor. Before considering any intervention for arrhythmia or palpitations, the underlying issue (i.e. hypokalemia and whatever is causing it) needs to be treated first.
959034 tn?1253675076 neuromuscular abnormalities such as hyperreflexia, myoclonus, tremor, rigidity, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> ataxia; <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal cramping, nausea, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> diarrhea. MANAGEMENT: Caution is advised if metoclopramide is prescribed in combination with serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Avatar n tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>, diarrhea, diuretics, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> excessive perspiration are all causes of a severe potassium loss. There are others, but these are the main culprits. Just put in "causes of hypokalemia" in your search engine and you will see all the causes. Some medications may cause you to be hypokalemic. Check the sheets that come with your meds to see if any of them cause loss of potassium. Take Care!
Avatar m tn This started with fever <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> body aches for 2 weeks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> then she was admitted to a hospital in India and was treated with Urosepsis for around one week and discahrged. Later on after 2-3 days she developed complaints of vomiting and fever then she was admitted again. After persistent vomiting she had sudden cardio-pulmanory arrest, and was resuscitated. After that she was put on mechanical invasive ventilation.
Avatar n tn She just had colon cancer surgery and still lying in the hospital after 2 weeks with complain of bloated stomach, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> nausea. Fluid has to be drained out from her stomach from time to time. She cannot eat at all. The digestive tract or the intestine does not seem to be fucntioning normal. Are this serious complication or is it normal? She was a smoker for almost her entire life with COPD condition. Will this affect her recovery?
1144849 tn?1395458766 A deficiency can occur in people with diabetes, those who use diuretics or digitalis preparations, the elderly, those with pancreatitis, chronic alcoholism, kwashiorkor, pregnancy, cirrhosis of the liver, arteriosclerosis or kidney malfunction, those on low-calorie or high-carbohydrate diets, and those who have severe malabsorption such as that caused by chronic diarrhea or vomiting....
Avatar m tn •serious arrhythmias •muscle weakness and myalgia •disturbed heart rhythm •more risk of hyponatremia with confusion and seizures. Low potassium (hypokalemia) has many causes.
Avatar f tn Hello Dear, Known causes of potassium deficiency include excessive diarrhea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>. The treatment in these cases should be for the diarrhea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> ensuring there continues to be sufficient potassium in the diet. Mineral supplements may also be necessary. If the vomiting is self-induced, as in bulimia, psychiatric treatment may be indicated. Hyperthyroidism, an illness of the thyroid, the main hormone producing gland, is also known to cause potassium deficiency.
Avatar f tn We went to her doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> she thought pleurisy, so we went to a pulmonologist who did more x-rays <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> a ct scan with contrast, as well as a breathing test/lung function test. All came back normal, yet she has had the pain consistently for over a month. The pulmonologist thought it might be neuromuscular, and simply said take Advil and let me know how it goes. My daughter is a dance major in college, and when they did they blood test they said that her potassium was very low.
Avatar f tn Everything became dark on her Right side, her face twisted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> she began having the seizure. She actually went limp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> to be honest, she was taking her last breath. I started CPR because I did not know what was wrong. She started coming back to life and I kept up the CPR until the EMT's got her. They said I should not have started CPR. I place an object in her mouth to stop her from chewing her tounge. I was told I should not have done this either.
Avatar n tn Digitalization started but Heart rate still 140/min T3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> T4 levels normal. ELectrolytes normal except slight hypokalemia. Lady was pregnant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> delivered healthy baby 6 months back She comes from middle class family. Other info upon request. Please e-mail.
Avatar n tn She had been admitted earlier to another hospital where she complained of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>, diarrohea,for 3 days. She was treated with loperamide <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> domperidone. She later started developing abdominal distension. After tapping the fluid, distension again started. The fluid was normal in fluid contents. Admitted on Sunday to our hospital. Emergency operation was done to relive obstruction. The cause of obstruction was omental piece winding around the distal ilieum.
Avatar n tn 4 years ago after my first child, I began having RUQ pain, nauseousness, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span> some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span>. I had clay-colored stools for a week. My PCP ordered an abdominal ultrasound in which my gallbladder appeared normal. No labs were done. My symptoms resolved over time. 2 weeks ago I awoke at 12am with excruciating RUQ pain, nauseousness, and vomiting like textbook biliary colic. I spent the night in the ER on pain and anti-emetic meds. The pain lasted 7 hrs.
1168718 tn?1464987135 The electrolyte can be depleted when too much is excreted through either the kidneys or colon. Any recent bouts of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vomiting</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span></span>/or diarrhea? Do you take a diuretic (water pill) to help control blood pressure or reduce leg swelling? Have you been on Prednisone (or another steroid) lately? There is a type of polyp that causes the colon to leak potassium. I assume that's why they are looking to do a colonoscopy.