Decreased: Vomiting Diabetes mellitus w/ ketoacidosis, Mineralocorticoid Excess Renal dz w/ Na loss; 
- also is commonly associated with loss of body potassium: 
- as potassium is lost from diuretics, hyperaldosteronism, DKA, TPN, diarrhea, or vomiting, the potassium deletion is accompanied by a concomitant loss of chloride and is manifested by hypokalemia, and metabolic alkalosis

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 8:00 pm