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Can Migraines Cause Hipoekalemia-Low Potassium?
#1
I just wanted to know if migraines can cause hypokalemia.

I have a friend who was getting a lot of headaches for the past few weeks on the last week he just suddenly felt very weak.

The doctor said that he has hypokalemia (I don't even know what it is about.).

So was the hypokalemia caused by the migraine or was it just a coincidence?
#2
(2012-04-16 04:41 PM)godric Wrote: I just wanted to know if migraines can cause hypokalemia.

I have a friend who was getting a lot of headaches for the past few weeks on the last week he just suddenly felt very weak.

The doctor said that he has hypokalemia (I don
t even know what it is about.).

So was the hypokalemia caused by the migraine or was it just a coincidence?
It may actually be the other way around. Hypokalemia is a lack of potassium which ranges in severity. Beacuse potassium is used by the body predominantly in muscles and nerves his migraines may in fact be because of his hypokalemia. If you can correct this condition you may in fact correct his migraines as well as his current weakness. He may need to change his diet or see a good urinologist. Of course it could in a way be genetic.
#3
(2012-05-07 10:10 PM)Asperahol Wrote:
(2012-04-16 04:41 PM)godric Wrote: I just wanted to know if migraines can cause hypokalemia.

I have a friend who was getting a lot of headaches for the past few weeks on the last week he just suddenly felt very weak.

The doctor said that he has hypokalemia (I don
t even know what it is about.).

So was the hypokalemia caused by the migraine or was it just a coincidence?

It may actually be the other way around. Hypokalemia is a lack of potassium which ranges in severity. Beacuse potassium is used by the body predominantly in muscles and nerves his migraines may in fact be because of his hypokalemia. If you can correct this condition you may in fact correct his migraines as well as his current weakness. He may need to change his diet or see a good urinologist. Of course it could in a way be genetic.
Hypokalemia is low potassium. The low potassium definitely could have caused the migraine! The migraine probably did not lead to the low potassium...probably not possible, actually!
#4
Leave it to potassium levels, I now have the opposite too much potassium in my blood and guess what that too can be dangerous. I don't think that a migraine will cause low potassium, odds are its the other way around low potassium causing the migraine. I guess when it comes to potassium in the blood there is a certain level that keeps the body in balance, otherwise, high or low the human body could be in trouble.




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