managing low potassium levels in patients on diuretics (hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, etc)

You'll see more emphasis on managing low potassium levels in patients on diuretics (hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, etc).

Diuretics or "water pills" are the most common cause of low potassium levels...they cause potassium to "spill" into the urine.

Having low potassium levels can lead to other electrolyte imbalances, muscle pain, irregular heartbeat, and breathing problems.

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