Signs and Symptoms of Potassium Deficiency

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Low potassium, also called as hypokalemia, affects more than one body systems. When the levels of potassium in the body changes, an individual becomes weak because its nerve, muscular, and cardiovascular processes are impaired.

Hypokalemia can be caused by an imbalanced diet or certain health conditions that prevent your body from maximizing the nutrients from the food you eat. It can also be a result of eating disorders and surgical operations.

Our body signals us if something is wrong inside our body. However, these tip-offs can be vague and difficult to assess. Consult your physician if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue or weakness- When our potassium levels are low, our cellular process are disrupted. If these energy-producing processes are impaired, we constantly feel weak even if we get a decent sleep or rest.
  • Muscle cramps- Potassium plays a vital role in smooth muscle contractions so a small changes in your potassium levels can result to spasms and muscle pain.
  • Dizziness- Hypokalemia slows down your heartbeat that can make you pass out or dizzy.

Eating a nutritious food is the best solution to prevent nutritional deficiency, but sometimes, taking supplements and other alternatives may be advisable. Bentonite clay is enriched with trace minerals such as potassium, iron, and magnesium. By mixing a tablespoon of bentonite clay with water, you create an instant drink that will make up for the nutrients your body needs. 

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