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  Pale Reflections - Eating disorders community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Diuretics are most commonly prescribed to patients with high blood pressure, edema (water retention) or congestive heart failure.
They are NOT intended to be used as a means of losing weight and can have serious side-effects including increased levels of uric acid in the blood and hypokalaemia (low levels of potassium in the blood).
Hypokalaemia has mild symptoms such as dizziness, headaches and muscle weakness.
www.pale-reflections.com /methods.asp?page=diu   (350 words)

 Potassium deficiency Medical Guide
Any decrease in the concentration of potassium outside cells, mainly plasma potassium, is given the clinical term hypokalaemia.
It has also been found that almost all cancer patients are low in potassium and that excessive aspirin can lead to hypokalaemia.
The normal plasma potassium concentration is 3.5-5.0mmol/L. A serum potassium level below 3.5mmol/L is indicative of mild hypokalaemia, while serum potassium levels below 3.0 and 2.5mmol/L confirms moderate and severe hypokalaemia respectively.
www.medicalguidesonline.com /article.asp?id=134   (1486 words)

 Black Triangle » Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cox AR, Marriott J. Is self-checking (by anyone) a risk too far?
Hypokalaemia associated with the use of spironolactone in heart failure.
What can hospital pharmacy do to increase adverse drug reaction reporting.
www.blacktriangle.org /blog/?page_id=1152   (638 words)

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