Another Quick Question...Hypokalemia and Hgb

  1. I'm doing my careplan now and I'm unsure about this....

    Do hypomagnesemia and hypokalemia necessarily cause a decrease in Hemoglobin levels? My book says some vitamin or mineral deficiencies cause decreased levels....but that's not much help. I know one reason my patient had decreased levels is because of renal disease but I want to make sure I cover all the bases.

    If anyone knows please let me know!
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  3. by   abundantjoy07
    Same question regarding Hct.
  4. by   CritterLover
    no, not that i can remember learning. folate deficiency and iron deficiency can cause anemia, but i can't think of how mag or k deficiency could.