How can you tell if you are low on POTASSIUM?

By Tucson Functional Medicine on July 31, 2017 0 Comments

I came across this when I was wondering around on the internet. I thought it might be something that would add to your functional way of understanding your body. I encourage you to share this with your friends and relatives. We all need more understanding of how our body should behave.

So here we go


General fatigue is one of the symptoms of potassium deficiency in the body. So you can feel tired for no good reason, and not because overworking or over exertion.

The proper function of the cells in the body is connected with proper amount of potassium, and if the level of potassium is decreased, it can have a negative effect on the proper function of the organs and cells.

So in case you feel general fatigue for no good reason, and you have not done anything with some extra effert, you should consult a doctor to know the right reason for that.


Salt-induced bloating can also be caused by potassium deficiency, because the body then tries to regulate normal levels of sodium


The health of the nerves can be compromised by potassium deficiency in the body. If you have decreased levels of potassium, you can feel pins and needles sensation, usually stating in the extremities but remember it can start anywhere.


Lack of potassium in the body can also lower the normal functions of the body and also slow down the process of digestion. This can also cause cramping and abdominal bloating.

But feeling bloated is not only because of lack of potassium in the body. Many foods can also be the reason of bloating.


The effects of sodium are minimized by potassium. That’s why it is of great significance to eat a lot of food abundant in potassium, in order to regulate the blood pressure


The health of the heart can also be affected by the decreased level of potassium in the body. It can lead to irregular heat beat rhythm and also heart palpitations

It can also impact the coordinated and rhythmic contractions that are regulated by the electrical impulses. So it is very important to intake a lot of potassium if you want to prevent heart diseases, strokes and heart attacks

Please remember that our health can not be understood and fixed on the internet. So if you feel that you might have any of these issues please make an appointment with a doctor. A Functional Medicine doctor would be the best if you can find one.

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