hello. maybe some people already know but i just found out that beta blocker can caused hyperkalemia also it got interaction with insulin inhibitor and calcium.
could someone explain more?
it kind of confused me cause i thought and read that consume more potassium is important. and also i was thinking about the connection of BB to low blood presure, etc.
Too little Potassium is not good, but too much in your body is deadly. Usually Potassium level variations are caused by diuretics, like HCZT, Lasik, and Spironolalone. Three month blood tests can easily track Potassium buildup or loss.
Yes i know that but i was talking about papers showing BB could induce hyperkalemia. also BB inhibit renin release.
"Insulin stimulates the movement of potassium inside of cells. Beta blockers cause hyperkalemia b/c they inhibit the secretion of insulin. With no insulin secretion, a masked hypoglycemia and hyperkalemia occur. Therefore the antidotes for beta blocker toxicity consist of glucagon and calcium gluconate. For the hypoglycemia and hyperkalemia respectively."
"Beta receptors are specifically linked to calcium-gated potassium channels, and their activation allows potassium to enter the cell directly. A blocker, therefore, will inhibit this uptake.
This is why giving albuterol can acutely affect the serum K+ level, without having to rely on insulin release."
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