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What causes the body to lose potassium?

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what causes the body to lose potassium?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Pfeiffer replied 9 years ago.

most commonly is gastrointestinal problems especially diarrhea and vomiting.

some medications such as water pills (diuretics).

abnormal activity in the kidney by mineralcorticoids such as aldosterone

chronic diseases like hyperthyroidism

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