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Warning Symtoms of low levels of Patassium in the body that should not be ignored

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Potassium is a vital vitamin for the proper function of our body, and because of that we need to take it in required amounts. If this is not the case, then certain health issues will start to appear which will impede your normal function of the body. Even if this seems to you as not an important thing, believe us low levels of potassium within the body can cause great damage for your health and well-being.

This mineral is needed for proper performance of the muscles, including the heart. In fact, 98% of the potassium is present within the cells, and any small change in its level can greatly influence the muscles, heart, and nerves.

The body signals when it is lacking potassium, and we just need to recognize these signals and act accordingly.

Numerous Symptoms of Low Levels of Potassium

  1. General Fatigue

If your body is short of potassium you will experience general feeling of fatigue. So, if you experience exhaustion and you are feeling tired, then it would be best to check your levels of potassium in the body. Each body cell needs potassium so that it functions properly, and if there are low levels of this mineral, then the cells and the organs will not work optimally.

Therefore, if you cannot determine the reason of your general fatigue that occurs even when you are not putting any extra effort to fulfill your normal daily activities, then make sure to seek for an advice from your doctor.

  1. Heart Palpitations

Potassium deficiency impacts the heart health by causing irregular heartbeat rhythm, and heart palpitations without any particular reason. Plus, it can hamper the coordinated and balanced heart contractions that are controlled by electrical impulses. For that reason, ensure proper intake of potassium in order to protect your heart from cardiovascular diseases, heart attacks, and strokes.

  1. Hypertension

Potassium has the ability to control high blood pressure. So, if you are experiencing high blood pressure levels it may indicate that your body lacks potassium.

  1. Feeling Bloated All The Time

The sodium levels in the body cannot be controlled if it lacks potassium thus resulting in salt-induced bloating. In order to avoid this condition make sure to have enough quantities of potassium inside your body.

However, you need to be aware that there are other reasons for the occurrence of bloating aside the potassium shortage. For that reason, make sure to avoid the intake of foods that can make you bloated.

  1. Tingling and Numbness

Potassium supports the health of your nerves, and if the body is lacking this mineral then you may start to feel pins sensation and annoying needles.

  1. Constipation

Body short of potassium can also have disturbed digestion process resulting in cramping, stomach bloating, and constipation.

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Somalia empowers President to appoint foreigner as Central bank governor.

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Somali lawmakers voted on Monday to allow the president to appoint a foreigner as governor of the central bank of the volatile Horn of Africa nation.



Previously only a citizen could be appointed to the role as is the case across much of the continent. The vote was held in the lower house of the parliament.

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An overwhelming majority of lawmakers (158) voted for the change as proposed by the government of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and Prime Minister Ali Hassan Khayre.

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Seventeen MPs kicked against the move even though the government justified the proposal by saying the country needed every available expertise to change its fortunes.

Even though there is no known foreign candidate for the role, a presidential assent – which is seen as procedural – will see government headhunt for a a new bank chief.

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Climate change forces El Paso to make treated sewage water turn into drinking water

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As the global climate changes and water becomes an increasingly scarce resource, a number of cities such as India, Australia has earlier express their concern to reduce water shortage.



The authorities has disclosed to her citizens stating that “What we are seeing is a systematic increase in temperature, so we’re seeing the snow-melt runoff earlier…and more rapid melt than average. And again, for a given level of snow-pack, less runoff actually reaching the river and reaching our reservoir.

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However, in a bid to mitigate the water shortages,  El Paso is set to become one of the first cities in the US to treat sewage water and turn it into drinking water.

Chief technical officer of El Paso Water, Mr Gilbert Trejo said that the facility to treat sewage water with multiple steps of filtration such as carbon and UV filtration to make sure no pathogens or microbes are present.

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Adding that It will help to solve a major supply problem in the city and what’s more, some locals even say it tastes better.

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