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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.
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most commonly is gastrointestinal problems especially diarrhea and vomiting.

some medications such as water pills (diuretics).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diuretics

abnormal activity in the kidney by mineralcorticoids such as aldosterone

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldosterone

chronic diseases like hyperthyroidism

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