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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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Tanzania: officials summons WHO over Ebola claims

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Tanzania’s government has summoned the World Health Organisation’s local representative over claims that they’re concealing information on Ebola virus infections in the country.

On Saturday, WHO said in a statement that it had learned of one suspected fatal case in the main city, Dar es Salaam, and two other infections but, despite repeated requests, was given no information.

Last week, Tanzania said it had no confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola.

Government spokesman Hassan Abbasi said on Twitter that the ministry of foreign affairs had summoned the WHO’s Tigest Ketsela Mengestu to obtain “in-depth details from the agency on reports circulating in the media”.

A short video clip has also been posted on the ministry’s Twitter account, showing Dr Tigest clarifying at a meeting with Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Damas Ndumbaro that the WHO did not say there was Ebola in Tanzania:

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More than 2,100 people have died during the current Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

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WHO accused Tanzania of hiding information on Ebola victims

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Ebola virus has cause major loss of life and socioeconomic disruption in Africa.

The number of cases has began to decline gradually, following the commitment of substantial international resources.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rebuked Tanzania for failing to provide information about possible Ebola virus infections.

The WHO said it had learned of one suspected fatal case in Dar es Salaam and two others but, despite repeated requests, was given no information

Tanzania has said it has no suspected or confirmed cases.

The latest outbreak has killed more than 2,000 in eastern DR Congo, with Uganda battling to stop any spread.

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