Additional research on the use of corticosteroid therapy for CRPS is necessary, with uniformity in corticosteroid formulation and patient diagnostic criteria. The need for standard measurements of pain, physical function, and quality of life also is apparent. The majority of the studies have evaluated patients who have CRPS-I, and it is difficult to determine if their results can be applied to patients with CRPS-II. The use of short-term corticosteroid therapy may be beneficial to patients who are in the early stages of CRPS and have signs of inflammation; however, the efficacy and safety of chronic corticosteroid use is unclear.
One way your body regulates blood potassium levels is by shifting potassium into
and out of cells. When there is a breakdown or destruction of cells, the electrolyte
potassium moves from inside of the cell to outside of the cell wall. This
shift of potassium into the cells causes hypokalemia. Trauma or insulin excess,
especially if diabetic, can cause a shift of potassium into cells (hypokalemia).
Potassium is excreted (or "flushed out" of your system) by your kidneys. Certain drugs or conditions may cause your kidneys to excrete excess potassium. This is the most common cause of hypokalemia.
Other causes of hypokalemia include:
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