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Hypokalemia: The Not So Special K

Heidi James, MD, Brandon Grove, MD, and Corey Slovis, MD
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Hypokalemia is a potentially very serious electrolyte abnormality.  It usually occurs in the context of co-morbid magnesium depletion, so be sure to replace Magnesium as well.  Oral potassium supplements taste terrible, so Dr. Slovis recommends repleting potassium (and magnesium) stores by eating foods that are high in these substances.

 

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