Constipation also goes hand in hand with hypokalemia. This can be attributed to the fact that most of your bodily functions depend on potassium not forgetting your digestive system as potassium is necessary for proper breakdown of carbohydrates and proteins. As a result, you may experience sudden bloating and abdominal cramping which can be very uncomfortable and painful. To be on the safe side, please consult your medical doctor because we don’t guarantee that the bloating and abdominal cramping is 100% attributed to potassium deficiency but may be as a result of something else.
Tingling and numbness
Are there moments that you feel your hands and legs are quite numb? Rather, do you feel that tingling sensation more often? This can be due to low amounts of Potassium in your blood stream. Low amounts of potassium can leave you feeling numb and your limbs having a tingling sensation. This is because its other function is to ensure that you have healthy nerves because without it, you will experience an uncomfortable pins and needles sensation. This is your cue to therefore increase your potassium intake to help you get rid of those annoying sensations. If you have these feelings and have not been having foods high in potassium, please start having some. Believe me, this feeling will grow even worse if you don’t having foods rich in potassium and can even lead to much more undesirable effects.