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328 Possible Causes for Potassium Decreased, Slurred Speech

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    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] The loss of electrolytes such as phosphate, potassium and magnesium can result in cardiac dysrhythmia.[emsworld.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

    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] 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] The general impression of the patient may be that they are off-balance or have slurred speech.[emsreference.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]

  • 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]

  • Hepatic Encephalopathy

    […] in potassium, which may result from vomiting or treatments such as diuretics or paracentesis).[hepatitiscentral.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]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    These may include inappropriate behavior, unstable moods, impaired judgment, slurred speech, impaired attention or memory, and poor coordination.[mayoclinic.org] By its action on glutamate system, it causes staggering, slurred speech and memory blackouts.[esciencecentral.org] Brain damage Alcohol is associated with blurred vision, memory lapses, slurred speech, difficulty walking and slowed reaction time.[medicalnewstoday.com]

  • Hyponatremia

    Swollen brain cells react to hyponatremic conditions by decreasing their volume over approximately 48 h by the extrusion of potassium, sodium, chloride, and organic osmolytes[doi.org] On admission, the patient was agitated and had slurred speech. Treatment with hypertonic saline lead to full recovery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As ordered, Megan starts an I.V. infusion of 0.9% normal saline with potassium 20 mEq at a rate of 200 mL/hour for 1 liter, and then decreases the rate to 125 mL/hour.[americannursetoday.com]

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Slurred speech. Unsteadiness when standing or walking. Muscle twitching. Personality changes, such as anger or crying.[web.archive.org] Insulin therapy, correction of acidosis, and volume expansion decrease serum potassium concentration.[web.archive.org] Her speech is slurred, and she appears to be in no mood to be evaluated. The police officers are ready to take her down to the station to be processed for DUI.[web.archive.org]

  • Stroke

    The NHS urges people to recognise the symptoms of stroke: fallen face, inability to hold arms high, slurred speech; and to know the importance of time — act fast to get medical[curlie.org] potassium intake, excess weight, and excess alcohol consumption. [101] Because hypertension is the major modifiable risk factor for stroke, a diet that is low in sodium and[emedicine.com] speech.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diarrhea

    In the 1940s, oral solutions were developed ( 23 ), and the effect of potassium replacement in reducing mortality was recognized, which led to substantial decreases in case[web.archive.org] The bacteria produce a toxin that, in addition to vomiting and diarrhea, can cause muscle weakness, drooping eyelids, blurred vision, double vision, slurred speech, dry mouth[labtestsonline.org]

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