While there are many causes of low potassium in the blood, the most common is the loss of potassium in the urine due to prescription diuretics, indicates Mayo Clinic. Other causes include excess sweating, overuse of alco... More »

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High blood potassium levels are treated with drugs, hemodialysis and diuretics; a diet change may also be part of the treatment, Healthline states. Low blood potassium levels are treated with prescribed pills or intraven... More »

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According to the National Institutes of Health, some causes of low potassium levels in the body are diarrhea, vomiting, antibiotics, overuse of laxatives, kidney disease, diuretics, low magnesium levels and sweating. Web... More »

A good diet menu to maintain low potassium levels consists of different fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains, and dairy products that have a low potassium content of less than 200 milligrams, states Healthline. The total... More »

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The most common cause of low potassium levels, also called hypokalemia, is when excessive potassium is lost through the urine due to the use of diuretics, according to Mayo Clinic. Diarrhea and vomiting can also cause po... More »

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The causes of low potassium include diarrhea, excessive alcohol intake, excessive sweating, diabetes ketoacodosis and chronic kidney diseases, says Mayo Clinic. Other causes of low potassium are diuretic medications and ... More »

Treatments to lower potassium levels in the blood include a low potassium diet, medication changes, diuretics, insulin, cation-exchange resins and dialysis, as stated by MedicineNet. Doctors use dialysis if other treatme... More »

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