Thiazide Diuretics

What is Hypokalemia?

Hypokalemia is a metabolic disorder that occurs when the level of potassium in the blood drops too low.
A small drop in potassium usually doesn't cause symptoms. However, a big drop in the level can be life threatening.
Symptoms of hypokalemia include:
  • Abnormal heart rhythms (dysrhythmias), especially in people with heart disease
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis)
  • Muscle weakness or spasms
  • Paralysis (which can include the lungs)

Sources of Potassium

- Potassium supplements
- Avocados
- Bananas
- Tomatoes
- Beans
- Spinaches
- Yogurt and milk
- Prune juice and orange juice, etc.
Potassium supplements and Potassium-rich foods are recommended with a use of thiazide diuretics to prevent hypokalemia. Click on the link to find out the list of potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods.