Diseases and Conditions

Signs And Symptoms of Hypokalemia

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Symptoms of Hypokalemia

As noted, hypokalemia can range from mild to severe. Most people will experience mild symptoms, and many others will be hypokalemic but be asymptomatic. The most common symptom is muscle weakness or cramping, such as Charlie horses—painful spasming—in the thighs and calves.


Diabetics are at a higher risk of developing hypokalemia, such potassium, insulin, and blood glucose are more difficult to balance when one has metabolic syndrome.

Here are the symptoms you may experience when hypokalemic: