The Most Severe Symptom of Potassium Deficiency – Video

The Most Severe Symptom of Potassium Deficiency – Video

Potassium deficiency is a serious issue that can lead to various health problems, with the most serious symptom being sudden cardiac death. This video discusses the importance of potassium in the body, the sodium-potassium pump, and the impact of low potassium levels on blood pressure and heart health.

Symptoms of potassium deficiency include fatigue, muscle issues, abnormal heart rhythm, mental issues, headaches, and more. The video also highlights the importance of consuming potassium-rich foods like leafy greens, nuts, avocado, and seeds, while avoiding excessive consumption of refined sugars and starches.

Causes of potassium deficiency range from dietary factors to stress, gut inflammation, and alcohol consumption. Understanding the significant role potassium plays in the body, especially in maintaining heart health, is crucial for overall well-being. By addressing potassium deficiency and incorporating potassium-rich foods into your diet, you can improve your health and reduce the risk of serious complications.

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Potassium deficiency is incredibly common and can lead to serious problems. Find out about the most serious symptom of potassium deficiency and some of the causes of low potassium.


0:00 Introduction: The most serious symptom of potassium deficiency
1:14 The sodium-potassium pump
2:17 Low potassium and blood pressure
2:41 Potassium deficiency symptoms
5:11 Sudden cardiac death
5:52 What causes potassium deficiency?

In this video, we’ll discuss the causes and symptoms of potassium deficiency. We need a lot of potassium—around 4700 mg per day! Most people eat a lot of junk food or processed foods high in salt and not enough potassium, which throws off the sodium-potassium ratio. Your body needs a 2:1 ratio of potassium to sodium.

Every cell in the body has a sodium-potassium pump that helps to generate electrical current around the cell, which powers the nervous and muscular systems.

Potassium is also important for the health of your blood vessels. Low potassium is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure; however, it isn’t often used in conventional medicine as a treatment. Over 90% of high blood pressure is essential hypertension, which means the cause is “unknown.”

Here are some signs of potassium deficiency:
•Muscular issues
•Abnormal heart rhythm
•Mental issues (delirium, hallucinations, psychosis, depression)
•Low back pain
•Increased pulse rate
•Increased risk of stroke

The most serious symptom of a potassium deficiency is sudden cardiac death. If you have low potassium, your risk for sudden cardiac death increases by 10x.

You could end up with low potassium if you’re not consuming enough potassium-rich foods like leafy greens, squash, nuts, shellfish, bone broth, avocado, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds.

Other potassium deficiency causes include the following:
•Consuming refined sugar, refined starches, and refined grains
•Gut inflammation
•Alcohol consumption

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness about the symptoms of potassium deficiency. I’ll see you in the next video.

Video “The MOST Serious Symptom of Potassium Deficiency” was uploaded on 05/20/2024 to Youtube Channel Dr. Eric Berg DC