my magnesium results came back fine but apparently serum values are a pretty useless indicator, as it's mostly stored in tissue. which i can vouch for because i can feel when the magnesium arrives in my throat tissue, it "knocks" in a few little muscle spasms when it kicks in, and then with great relief, i stop breathing spit.Hypomagnesemia can cause hypokalemia. Magnesium is required for adequate processing of potassium...
Mild hypokalemia is often without symptoms, although it may cause a small elevation of blood pressure, and can occasionally provoke cardiac arrhythmias. Moderate hypokalemia may cause muscular weakness, myalgia, and muscle cramps (owing to disturbed function of the skeletal muscles), and constipation (from disturbed function of smooth muscles). With more severe hypokalemia, flaccid paralysis, hyporeflexia, and tetany may result. There are reports of rhabdomyolysis occurring with profound hypokalemia. Respiratory depression from severe impairment of skeletal muscle function is not uncommon.
A low serum potassium concentration is perhaps the most common electrolyte abnormality encountered in clinical practice. When defined as a value of less than 3.6 mmol of potassium per liter, hypokalemia is found in over 20 percent of hospitalized patients.1 The majority of these patients have serum potassium concentrations between 3.0 and 3.5 mmol per liter, but as many as one quarter have values below 3.0 mmol per liter...
With more severe hypokalemia, nonspecific symptoms, such as:
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generalized weakness, lassitude, and constipation, are more common...
Nondrug Causes Due to Abnormal Losses of Potassium
Magnesium depletion, induced either by dietary restriction or by abnormal loss...
A case is reported of a 46-year-old male who has been suffering from recurrent episodes of quadriplegia, characteristic of hypokalemic periodic paralysis, for 28 years. During this period he has developed typical signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis. The association of hypokalemic periodic paralysis and multiple sclerosis is extremely unusual.
Sodium and fluid retention; hypokalemia; hypokalemic alkalosis; metabolic alkalosis; hypocalcemia.
Infections. Rituxan can increase your chances for getting infections. Call your doctor right away if you have a cough that will not go away, fever, chills, congestion, or any flu-like symptoms while receiving Rituxan. These symptoms may be signs of a serious infection.
Sometimes, the body is successful in containing ("healing") the appendicitis without surgical treatment if the infection and accompanying inflammation do not spread throughout the abdomen. The inflammation, pain and symptoms may disappear. This is particularly true in elderly patients and when antibiotics are used.
Concerns related to adverse effects:
• Bowel obstruction/perforation: Have been reported, with an average onset of symptoms of ?6 days; complaints of abdominal pain should be evaluated, especially if early in the treatment course.
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