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Low potassium, heart arrythmia and ectopic/palps anyone?

wastwater

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I wonder if poor potassium control via kidneys rather than too little potassium is a problem.
It can have far reaching effects I'm discovering
 
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I wonder if poor potassium control via kidneys rather than too little potassium is a problem.
It can have far reaching effects I'm discovering
Do you have low potassium? What symptoms do you experience? I was getting fast jumpy heart and ectopic beats on ECG but no heart block or anything, they just just put it down to a low potassium. What I didnt understand was they have never bothered before to treat a low,potassium at same numbers and even lower. Seems to depend who you see maybe.
 

wastwater

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Low potassium at the moment but I've had high too.
Also my blood pressure seems to vary in a similar fashion usually slightly low
I feel fairly unsteady on my feet and Woosey is main effect ,heart rate seems fine though
 
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There are many, many threads discussing low potassium. If you plug potassium into the search button, you'll find lots of discussion of this.
Ok.to be honest i am not bothered at all by the low potassium, its easily addressed, but i am bothered as to why it drops, and, to why some doctors bother with it and others dont.