A crucial and a super important electrolyte that our bodies need is Potassium. Specifically, it allows ourselves to function well, since the majority of the potassium content in our body is concentrated inside the cells.
One of its most important functions is maintenance of the cell’s electrical potential. Any small changes in the potassium level found outside the cells again have serious effects on other parts of the body like the heart, muscles, and nerves.
Other important functions of potassium in the bod include muscle contraction, proper regulation of blood pressure by the heart muscle and control of potassium balance by the kidneys.
How to know if you suffer from potassium deficiency:
The normal potassium level in the body is between 3.5 to 5.0 MEQ/L (milliequivalents per liter of blood).
When a person suffers from potassium levels of hypokalemia, his or her potassium level is below 3.5 MEQ/L. When this happens, you feel weak due to damaged cell processes.
The only way to know if someone suffers from potassium is for sure by having a blood test. But there are symptoms of potassium deficiency that you should be aware of.
Here are 14 of the most common symptoms:
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