Low Potassium: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Low Potassium: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

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Learn more about the most important mineral—potassium! Understand the signs, symptoms, and causes of low potassium, and find out what to do for low potassium.

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Today I want to cover the signs, symptoms, and causes of low potassium. I’m also going to share the best sources of potassium.

Potassium is one of the most important minerals. Potassium is involved in the power of the cells. This power generates energy for your nervous system and muscular system. Potassium is also involved in pH and works with other minerals in your body.

Symptoms of low potassium:
• Muscle weakness
• Difficulty breathing
• Constipation
• Cramps and twitching
• Arrhythmias
• Hypertension
• Fatigue
• Alkalosis
• Insomnia
• High pulse rate
• Pulsatile tinnitus

Top potassium deficiency causes:
• A lack of potassium in the diet
• Junk food
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Diuretics
• Stress or Cushing’s syndrome
• Sugar and refined carbs
• The keto diet (initially)
• Drinking too much water
• Fasting
• Low magnesium
• Laxatives
• Injuries or surgery

The best sources of potassium:
1. Beet leaves
2. Leafy greens
3. Avocados
4. Squash
5. Lima beans
6. Salmon



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Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand the signs, symptoms, and causes of low potassium and what to do for low potassium. I’ll see you in the next video.


By: Dr. Eric Berg DC
Title: Low Potassium: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
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