Your heart skips a beat (palpitation)
Some people relate that moment when your heart skips a beat with love. No, that is usually a saying, in reality even when you find the person you really love, the heart never skips a beat, instead, it beats even faster. You should know that there is nothing to smile about if you feel your heart skip a beat because it is a sign that you are unwell. Yes, it might be more serious than you think.
When your heart rate suddenly speeds up or skips a beat more often, visit a doctor. This is a direct sign that you have some deficiency of potassium. This is a clear indication that your potassium has significantly gone down translating to improper functioning of your heart’s muscles as well as your blood vessels. Heart muscles depend a lot on potassium ions for their functions; contraction and relaxation.
Weak and crampy muscles
Is there a moment when you try carrying that light object that you carry every day but now you feel like you trying to carry half of Mount Everest on your shoulders? As stated earlier, potassium is necessary for lean and proper functioning of muscles. This is because for proper contraction of muscles, a healthy quantity of this mineral is highly recommended for smooth muscle functioning. Low amounts will therefore lead to those painful aches and spasms in your muscles making movement impossible. You may also experience absent or depressed deep tendon reflexes. Slight pain during exercise is also felt. If you experience this feeling, try a diet of foods high in potassium. This might help a lot.