Another deficiency to check when someone dies after infectious diarrhea

Mineral deficiencies – can’t believe I forgot it before.

Particularly potassium.

What I do not understand is how this is not more common.

There are 55 million cases of infectious diarrhea per year in the US

But only 3,000 deaths per year from these episodes.

92% of Americans do not ingest the recommended amount of potassium. Potassium deficiency should be pretty common.

When extreme diarrhea and vomiting hit, and last for up to a week, that is when an invisible potassium deficiency can become a full blown crisis and result in fatality.


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