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If You Have These Symptoms, Check For Potassium Deficiency!

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Many a times, we experience certain ailments and health complications, without actually knowing the specific reason for their occurrence.

Along with the pain and discomfort given by the ailment, we also go through a lot of mental stress, when we are not sure about why the disease affected us in the first place!

There are hundreds of causes for various disorders and ailments for humans. So, it can be quite hard sometimes, even for professionals, to determine the right cause for it.

Fortunately, some times we can actually tell why we are suffering from a certain symptom or a disorder and we can take the necessary treatments as quickly as possible.

As we all know, nutrients and minerals are very essential for the healthy functioning of our body.

If we do not consume a healthy diet, which contains all the required nutrients and minerals, we may become malnourished and unhealthy, thus prone to more diseases.

Calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, etc, are some of the most important minerals that are required for the well-being of a human system.

Here are a few signs which may indicate that you have a potassium deficiency, have a look.


1. Muscle Weakness

If you often experience muscle soreness, cramps or muscle damage, it could mean that you have a potassium deficiency, as potassium is very much essential for muscle health.


2. Tingling Sensation

If you notice tingling sensations at your finger tips, toes, arms, legs, etc, you may have potassium deficiency, as potassium is required to keep your nerves and blood flow healthy and functioning properly.


3. Mental Duress

As potassium is very much essential for a healthy nervous system, the lack of enough potassium in your body can cause unexplained stress, anxiety or depression.


4. Constipation

If you are experiencing chronic constipation, your potassium levels may be low, as potassium can make the digestive tracts smoother for the easier elimination of stools.


5. Heart Palpitations

Studies say that low potassium levels in the body can affect the regular rhythmic contractions of the heart muscles, thus leading to heart palpitations.


6. Hypertension

Lack of potassium in the body can cause constricted blood vessels, which in turn can lead to hypertension or high blood pressure, which is a serious ailment.


7. Nausea

If you are experiencing nausea and vomiting, with no apparent reason, then you might want to get yourself checked for potassium deficiency.

Read more about: health, minerals, pain
Story first published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 15:30 [IST]
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