hypokalemia

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hypokalemia

[‚hī·pō·kə′lē·mē·ə]
(physiology)
A reduction in the normal amount of potassium in the blood.
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These conditions include: 1) acute necrotizing myopathy, 2) acute hypokalemic myopathy, and 3) chronic alcoholic myopathy.
This leads to a significant overreporting of whole-blood potassium concentrations with >33% of hypokalemic cases missed.
Some of the disorders affect skeletal muscle or the neuromuscular junction, such as hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HypoKPP) and LambertEaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS).
Hypokalemic paralysis: A review of the etiologies, pathophysiology, presentation, and therapy.
Characteristically ectopic ACTH production is said to cause a clinical syndrome which, unlike pituitary dependent Cushing disease is of rapid onset associated with rapid weight loss, muscle weakness, hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, glucose intolerance, high levels of plasma cortisol and ACTH.
Reversible causes include gastrointestinal bleeding, hypovolemia, increases in protein consumption, hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, hypoglycemia, infection (often SBP), constipation, hypoxia, or the use of sedatives.
Excessive diuresis can also cause hypokalemia and hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, which reduces the stimulatory effect of carbon dioxide on the respiratory centers, thereby impairing alveolar ventilation.
9 million individuals, comprising ~3% of the population, were hypokalemic, whereas ~1.
licorice (of course, the plant Glycyrrhiza glabra, not the candy) can reduce serum testosterone levels by blocking the 17-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and 17-20 lyase enzymes; however, it should be used with caution in patients who have hypertension, as one common side effect is hypokalemic hypertension.