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Your body requires the mineral, potassium, for cells, tissues and organs to function properly. Many foods contain potassium, including bananas, potatoes, bran and peanut butter. Hypokalemia, or low potassium, occurs when your potassium levels drop too low. Losing fluids through diarrhea or sweating or suffering from a malabsorption syndrome can cause hypokalemia. Adults need 4,700 milligrams of potassium per day for adequate intake, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Your body requires the mineral, potassium, for cells, tissues and organs to function properly. Many foods contain potassium, including bananas, potatoes, bran and peanut butter. Hypokalemia, or low potassium, occurs when your potassium levels drop too low. Losing fluids through diarrhea or sweating or suffering from a malabsorption syndrome can cause hypokalemia. Adults need 4,700 milligrams of potassium per day for adequate intake, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Causes of Low Potassium

Causes of Low Potassium

Potassium Deficit    Potassium deficit is also known as Hypokalemia. Clients are advised to eat potassium rich foods like banana, raisins, dry fruits, nuts, celery and potato skin.    Never give potassium preparation in IV push because it can cause death. Remember, it is the “killer drug” in lethal injection.

Potassium Deficit Potassium deficit is also known as Hypokalemia. Clients are advised to eat potassium rich foods like banana, raisins, dry fruits, nuts, celery and potato skin. Never give potassium preparation in IV push because it can cause death. Remember, it is the “killer drug” in lethal injection.

How is potassium affected in metabolic acidosis and metabolic alkalosis? --- Visit qdnurses.com/qdmemes for your daily dose of nursing education!

How is potassium affected in metabolic acidosis and metabolic alkalosis? --- Visit qdnurses.com/qdmemes for your daily dose of nursing education!

The blood urea nitrogen or BUN is a blood test that measures the amount of urea nitrogen in the bloodstream. It reflects how well your kidneys are. When a person is dehydrated, false results might be obtained as BUN levels increase when blood is concentrated. Elevated BUN levels indicate dehydration, excessive protein intake and impaired renal function. Low BUN levels indicate over hydration, liver damage and malnutrition.

The blood urea nitrogen or BUN is a blood test that measures the amount of urea nitrogen in the bloodstream. It reflects how well your kidneys are. When a person is dehydrated, false results might be obtained as BUN levels increase when blood is concentrated. Elevated BUN levels indicate dehydration, excessive protein intake and impaired renal function. Low BUN levels indicate over hydration, liver damage and malnutrition.

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• Middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke causes contralateral motor and sensory deficits in the (face and arm) > leg, and aphasia in the dominant (left) hemisphere. • Anterior cerebral artery (ACA) stroke causes contralateral motor and sensory deficits in t