Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Decreased Potassium Treatment

Treatment for hypokalemia depends on how low the serum potassium level is in the bloodstream. Treatment often includes potassium rich foods and oral potassium supplements. Some people may require treatment with intravenous potassium supplements.

Treatment for hypokalemia may include:

Decreased Potassium Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat hypokalemia:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Decreased Potassium References
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