There are many causes to lost potassium. Excessive vomiting and diarrhea, poor diet (as it makes you more prone to losing potassium during illness), hypokalemia, diuretics, and many other reasons contribute to potassium loss. Check out the website I have attached in order to read up on all of the reasons one could lose potassium.
Hypokalemia, low potassium, is a serious condition which can result in fatigue, muscle cramps, constipation, and irregular heartbeats. Kidneys are responsible for regulating potassium levels, and a kidney disorder or failure could result in low potassium levels. Excessive vomiting and diarrhea, certain medications (for asthma, emphysema, or some antibiotics), or eating disorders can all be reasons for not having enough potassium. A doctor should be consulted if you are worried about your levels, because it could be a very serious and even life-threatening disorder.
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