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309 Possible Causes for Potassium Decreased, Slurred Speech

  • 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]

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    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] For example, mild imbalance, slow speech or euphoria indicated the mild form; significant imbalance, slurred speech, disturbed consciousness or memory, the moderate form;[academic.oup.com]

  • 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]

  • Albuterol

    Decreased potassium levels have been reported with intramuscular and subcutaneous albuterol administration.[wa.kaiserpermanente.org] One incident I had was when a Paramedic came in after I called 911 because I had a resident acting unusual, slurred speech, increased anxiety, increased confusion and a pronounced[allnurses.com] Decreased potassium levels have been reported with oral, intramuscular, and subcutaneous albuterol administration.[wa.kaiserpermanente.org]

  • 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 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]

  • 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]

  • Arsenic Poisoning

    decreases risk of life threatening arrhythmias from arsenic trioxide Sulfur containing substances in garlic may scavenge arsenic from tissue and blood Clinical images Images[pathologyoutlines.com] Symptoms that can occur include: Increased reflexes Slurred speech Uncontrolled shaking (tremors) In severe cases of chronic toxicity, there may also be nervous system and[mountsinai.org] […] arsenic poisoning: dimercaprol and dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) are chelating agents that sequester arsenic from blood proteins ( Biochimie 2009;91:1260 ) Supplemental potassium[pathologyoutlines.com]

  • Reye Syndrome

    speech; seizures and comas; and loss of consciousness.[healthlinkbc.ca] speech Inactivity Change in alertness Seizures or convulsions Not able to waken Coma Signs and symptoms may be different in infants: Diarrhea , with or without vomiting Breathing[virtualpediatrichospital.org] […] vomiting in children and teenagers; changes in personality or behaviour such as confusion, irritability or aggression – may also cause strange behavior such as staring and slurred[healthlinkbc.ca]

  • Short Bowel Syndrome

    D-lactate can be absorbed systemically, and increased serum levels are associated with central nervous system toxicity manifested by confusion, ataxia, and slurred speech.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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