Symptoms, conditions and causes

Can potassium deficiency cause heart failure?

A potassium deficiency is also known as hypokalemia. Potassium is involved in muscle physiology, nerve physiology, and cardiovascular physiology. You can develop atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, or a high pulse rate with low potassium levels. Low potassium can also lead to insulin resistance and cravings for carbs.

The symptoms of potassium deficiency include:

• Tiredness

• Leg cramps

• Weakness

• Constipation

• Tremors

A recent article highlights the fact that maintaining normal potassium levels is vital to supporting a healthy heart. Potassium can help reduce your risk of artery disease, stroke, and heart attack. It can also help support your artery elasticity.

The best sources of potassium are:

• Beet tops

• Vegetables

*The above information is not intended for diagnosis. If you have any health concerns you should consult your physician.

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Last updated: Jul 05, 2024 17:04 PM