Everything you need to know about potassium deficiency and its health implications
New Delhi, May 14, 2016: Many a times we suffer from common medical conditions, which we can’t pinpoint an exact reason for. Often a simple deficiency can trigger these. For instance potassium deficiency can cause muscle cramps, diarrhea, dehydration, nausea, vomiting, heart rhythm disorders, and even congestive heart failure.
Potassium is a mineral (electrolyte) in the body. Almost 98% of potassium is found inside the cells. Small changes in the level of potassium that is present outside the cells can have severe effects on the heart, nerves, and muscles.