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What can cause a person to keep losing potassium even though

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What can cause a person to keep losing potassium even though they are taking potassium pills.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 years ago.


The commonest causes of loosing potassium are;

1) Kidney diseases; potassium loosing nephropathy, nephritis etc.

2) Drugs like diuretics.

3) Hormonal abnormalities like aldosterone dysfunctions.

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