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244 Possible Causes for Potassium Decreased, Slurred Speech

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    The loss of electrolytes such as phosphate, potassium and magnesium can result in cardiac dysrhythmia.[emsworld.com] Behavioral changes such as euphoria and aggressiveness, as well as slurred speech, are seen in milder intoxications, which are estimated to occur at blood ethanol concentrations[symptoma.com] speech gait disturbances blackouts coma Evaluation Blood alcohol level Treatment Pharmacologic nutritional - in chronic alcoholics or if you suspect deficiency thiamine must[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    Delirium tremens is the most severe form of withdrawal and manifests with deep confusion, slurred speech, uninhibited behavior, staggering gait, delusions, vivid hallucinations[neuro-la-cote.info] Our results showed that decreased serum electrolyte concentrations (i.e., chloride and potassium), elevated ALT, and gamma-glutamyltransferase serum levels, as well as ataxia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] speech Staggering Measurable effects on motor and emotional control centers Loss of balance Blurred or double vision Urinary incontinence Sedation Amnesia 0.40 Lapses in[americannursetoday.com]

  • Wilson Disease

    'By October, after starting uni, my hands would shake and my speech started slurring - it was like I was drunk.[dailymail.co.uk] […] or whites of eyes (jaundice) Easy bruising Swollen liver and spleen Behavioral changes Stiff muscles Uncontrollable tremors Slow or repeated movements Trouble swallowing Slurred[nm.org] When I was first diagnosed I had slurred speech, my balance was off, I had difficulty walking and I had stiff muscles. I couldn’t sit on the ground.[wilsontherapeutics.com]

  • Islet Cell Tumor

    Twenty-five of 47 (53%) patients had decreased serum potassium levels.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] in the blood, which can cause an irregular heartbeat, muscle cramping and weakness, and decreased reflexes Too little acid in the stomach, which can cause digestive problems[cancer.net] […] causes frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger Rash that spreads on the face, abdomen, or lower extremities Symptoms of a VIPoma Watery diarrhea Too little potassium[cancer.net]

  • Hepatic Encephalopathy

    […] in potassium after vomiting or taking diuretics Several tests are used to diagnose hepatic encephalopathy.[healthline.com] Symptoms and Diagnosis Symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy may include confusion, poor concentration, disorientation, agitation and slurred speech.[livestrong.com] speech Slowed movement Seizures Severe personality changes Coma People with hepatic encephalopathy can become unconscious or unresponsive.[medicine.mc.vanderbilt.edu]

  • Dementia

    In fact, following TJ-54 treatment, the average serum potassium level in the subjects decreased by 0.20 mequiv/l, although the value remained within the normal range.[doi.org] Always consult a doctor if you experience any sudden symptoms, such as slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, or blurred vision - even if they are only temporary[web.archive.org] Glycyrrhiza contains glycyrrhizin, which has a facilitating action on potassium excretion in the renal tubules but there is a risk that hypokalaemia may be induced.[doi.org]

  • Heat Exhaustion

    speech.[orange.floridahealth.gov] Heat stroke symptoms and signs Abnormal mental status (such as delirium, hallucinations, or slurred speech), A faster heart rate coupled with low blood pressure Moderate to[share.upmc.com] speech problems concentrating or coordinating movements aggressive or strange behaviour dizziness, confusion , seizures or loss of consciousness sudden rise in body temperature[healthdirect.gov.au]

  • Chlorothiazide

    The urinary concentrating capacity did not change during the study, but serum potassium decreased significantly.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] speech, severe weakness, vomiting, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady; low potassium --leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, increased[rxlist.com] Promotes renal excretion of sodium (and water), bicarbonate, and potassium; decreases renal calcium excretion and supports uric acid excretion.[robholland.com]

  • Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion

    Due to movement of potassium from the intracellular space to the extracellular space Decreased Potassium and metabolic alkalosis -, consider diuretic therapy or vomiting as[medcaretips.com] Physical findings showed euvolemia and an altered mental status with severe agitation and slurred speech.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In response to a decrease in osmolality, brain ECF fluid moves into the CSF.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Lithium Toxicity

    speech Muscle twitches Nystagmus Chronic lithium toxicity Hand tremors Coma Slurred speech Increased reflexes Kidney disorders Memory problems Psychosis Blood and urine analysis[symptoma.com] Rhabdomyolysis can also lead to acute tubular necrosis and kidney failure, which will exacerbate developing hyperkalemia by decreasing renal potassium clearance.[foamcast.org] Pathophysiology Lithium, the lightest alkali metal (others include sodium and potassium), has no known physiologic role in the body.[calpoison.org]

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