Potassium is an electrolyte that is a vital part of a healthy body. It helps keep the nerve and muscle cells functioning properly. Low potassium levels can negatively affect many different functions in the body. A
potassium deficiency can be caused by diuretics, vomiting or diarrhea, taking some antibiotics or by failing to get enough potassium in your diet.
Here are six signs you have low potassium levels:
1. Heart Palpitations
You heart can be affected by a potassium deficiency. Low potassium levels can disrupt the rhythmic and coordinated heart contractions, controlled by electric impulses. This can lead to heart palpitations and irregular heartbeat.
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