Hypokalemia usually occurs in an individual with other health conditions. Any disease that affects the retention of potassium in the kidneys, such as Cushing syndrome, can cause hypokalemia. Sometimes the treatment for other health disorders, such as diuretics or certain antibiotics, causes the condition.
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- How do other illnesses affect hypokalemia?
How do I manage my hemorrhaging disorder on a daily basis?
Hemorrhaging disorders are manageable. You should have regular treatment two to three times per week to prevent excessive bleeding. Treatment can be given by a doctor or at home. Avoid physical activity that is likely to cause injury or use protective gear as a preventive measure.
What symptoms of HIV/AIDs prevent me from donating blood?
American Red Cross answered
You should not give blood if you have any of the following conditions that can be signs or symptoms of HIV/AIDS:
- unexplained weight loss (10 pounds or more in less than 2 months)
- night sweats
- blue or purple spots in your mouth or skin
- white spots or unusual sores in your mouth
- lumps in your neck, armpits, or groin, lasting longer than one month
- diarrhea that won’t go away
- cough that won’t go away and shortness of breath, or
- fever higher than 100.5 F lasting more than 10 days
Guidelines on eligibility to give blood change from time to time. The most up-to-date eligibility information can be obtained by contacting the American Red Cross blood center nearest you.
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