Low potassium & atheromatous disease
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bev79083 posted:
I have been having problems keeping my potassium at the normal range, it has been pretty low several times, & have recently found out through a CT of the lung that I have atheromatous disease. Can you tell me what I need to do to fix the potassium problem & what is atheromatous disease & is this something to be concerned about?
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

"Can you tell me what I need to do to fix the potassium problem"

General info

eMedicneHealth

Low Potassium - Hypokalemia

See: Causes, treatments

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/low_potassium/article_em.htm


Additionally, as reported, the length of time it takes to correct or normalize the potassium level (and resolve resulting symptoms, if any) depends on numerous factors, and thus varies from one individual to another.

Obviously, the cause (whether recurrent or a one time-only occurrence) must be diagnosed/determined, and then corrected, for the individual to be able to maintain an optimal/stable level of potassium in the body.

Also, naturally, a doctor needs to take a blood sample in order to establish the severity of the deficiency, which can help to determine the amount and form (of supplement) needed.


"What is atheromatous disease"


General info

Atheromatous = pertaining to atheroma

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Definition of Atheroma: A fatty deposit in the inner lining (intima) of an artery, resulting from atherosclerosis. Also called an atherosclerotic plaque, an arterial plaque, or a plaque.

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Atheromatous degeneration

The accumulation of lipid deposits on the inner surface of the arteries (anywhere in the body), eventually resulting in fibrous thickening or calcification (as imaged on x-rays/CT) of the arteries.

"Is this something to be concerned about?

Yes, of course.

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