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low potassium/high BP

Hey guys sorry i am posting so many questions I have been thinking alot about my MSK and have been wondering....lately I have had low potassium levels on 2 blood tests in the last 2 months..one time my potassium was so low it gave me chest pain and I had to go to E.R....does this have to do with MSK?  Also my blood pressure has gone up pretty high in the last year and now I have to be on 2 blood pressure pills  (one is HCTZ which also causes low potassium)...anyone have similar problems or know if this is a direct cause of MSK?
Thanks!
Kim
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