Potassium

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Potassium

  • Potassium protects against stroke[1]


Symptoms of deficiency

Note; Symptoms may be vague or mild and involve the muscles, heart, nerves and gastrointestinal (GI) tract.[2]

Symptoms;[2][3][4][5]

  • High blood pressure
  • Weakness, aches, tiredness, or cramping in arm or leg muscles, sometimes alike to paralysis
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal cramping, bloating
  • Constipation
  • Palpitations (irregular heartbeat)
  • Passing large amounts of urine or feeling very thirsty most of the time
  • Fainting due to low blood pressure
  • Depression, psychosis, delirium, confusion or hallucinations
  • Fatigue and trouble getting a good sleep
  • Poor concentration and memory

Opinions

  • Symptoms of need for Potassium? High blood pressure, heart palpitations, fatigue, etc.. listen to your body. If your not getting potassium in your diet then symptoms should be easy to spot.[6]

References

  1. Potassium,Examine,https://examine.com/supplements/potassium/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Low Potassium Hypokalaemia,webmd.boots.com,http://www.webmd.boots.com/a-to-z-guides/low-potassium-hypokalaemia
  3. Low Potassium Linked To High Blood Pressure,ScienceDaily,https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081109074611.htm
  4. Low Potassium Hypokalemia,Medicinenet,http://www.medicinenet.com/low_potassium_hypokalemia/page2.htm
  5. Low Potassium,Dr. Axe,https://draxe.com/low-potassium/
  6. Katie Gironda,Vitamin C for optimal health,Facebook group,https://www.facebook.com/groups/VitaminCforoptimalhealth/permalink/1780259525525795/