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08-04-2015, 05:15 PM   #1
Madhu
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My husband just got an email from the GI nurse that his bloodwork shows high potassium levels (didn't say how much). They need to re-check it and he is going in tomorrow for that. Any idea what it means? I did some research and all I see is Crohn's patients usually have low potassium levels. I'm baffled now.

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08-05-2015, 11:08 AM   #2
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A lot of these things are interrelated, so it probably means he's deficient in something else.
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08-05-2015, 03:05 PM   #3
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A lot of these things are interrelated, so it probably means he's deficient in something else.
True, potassium is the antagonist to sodium.
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08-06-2015, 05:54 AM   #4
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He is also currently very low on BP. Its always around 85/55 but doesn't feel dizzy or tired. As you say, sodium could be playing a part in it. Going in to the hospital today for a second potassium test. Wll update. Thanks you guys
08-06-2015, 06:02 AM   #5
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Well too much salt (i.e. sodium) in your diet is linked to high blood pressure..

But don't listen to us. See what the doctors say.
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