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    CHF with edema
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    jmwesley posted:
    My mother in law is 86 and she has CHF with edema and cellitius. My question is this. She is on 20 mg lasix twice daily and pottosium . What can happen if she does not take the potosium ?
     
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    "What can happen if she does not take the potosium?"

    It may/could lead to low potassium level.

    Symptoms of Hypokalemia
    Potassium is needed to maintain the health of every cell in the body. Low potassium levels can affect your heart, leading to abnormal heart rhythms and skipped beats. Hypokalemia can also cause your muscles to spasm or feel weak, and can cause numbness and tingling because of its effects on nerves. In addition, low potassium causes constipation and fatigue.

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