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hyperkalemia (weak muscles)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 7, 2008
  • 05:32 AM


My mom was diagnosed with hyperkalemia a few days ago, and her K level was around 7, I'm not completely sure what she was given but it dropped to 5 a few hours after she was treated..

She wasn't walking too much anyway because she was really tired before she was diagnosed and used to spend a lot of time in bed (about 5-6 days).. But she was able to walk around minimally (not long distances)

she was able to walk around minimally, until they treated her hyperkalemia, which was yesterday, she had problems walking later that night.

Today, she can't get out of bed without help, her limbs and leg muscles are really weak, when she stands up she needs something to lean on to be able to walk. Note that her other muscles aren't weak, just her legs and limbs..

I read that with hyperkalemia muscles tend to become weaker.. But no site really mentioned for how long, and if it's a slow-recovery process, or if it only lasts a few days.. If physiotherapy is needed, and other stuff.

I need your help on this..
Thank you.


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