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What is the likelihood that I will suffer from potassium deficiency?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

With abundant food sources of potassium, most people have no problems consuming enough. While the most extreme cases of potassium deficiency can lead to hypertension and congestive heart failure, this is a rare occurrence. However, it is important to note that those with diabetes or renal disease, and people on diuretics or laxatives, may more easily suffer from a potassium deficiency.

 

 

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