Hypokalemia

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What is hypokalemia?

Hypokalemia refers to the condition in which the concentration of potassium in the blood is low. Normal serum potassium levels are between 3.5 to 5.0 mEq/L; at least 95% of the body's potassium is found inside cells, with the remainder in the blood.

Common symptoms reported by people with hypokalemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for hypokalemia

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Compare treatments taken by people with hypokalemia

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Who has hypokalemia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 27 say hypokalemia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 12
30s 19
40s 32
50s 47
60s 43
70+ 18
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 15
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 5
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 27
Female 145

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 115
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from hypokalemia patients who have completed their condition history
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