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What are the symptoms of hypokalemia?

Symptoms of hypokalemia are usually not detectable unless potassium levels in the blood reach dangerously low levels. Symptoms of this condition include abnormal beating of the heart, constipation, tiredness, weak muscles, rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown), and paralysis that can affect the lungs. Some of these symptoms appear more quickly in individuals with heart disease.

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