Potassium overdose, Toxic effects of excess Intake

Intakes of potassium in doseslarger than 18,000 mg cause muscular weakness, low blood pressure, mental confusion and eventually heart attack. Potassium injection can be fatal. Lower doses can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

Potassium overdose, Toxic effects of excess IntakeA healthy person cannot obtain toxic levels of potassium from the diet. Causes of potassium excess include insufficient production of adrenal gland hormones, acidosis, major infections, and shock after injury in which potassium leaks out of damaged cells into the blood. In severe kidney disease, potassium is not excreted, and excessive levels build up in the tissue.

 

 
 
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