Does Low Potassium Cause Skin Problems?

Potassium and Skin

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Early signs of chronic potassium deficiency include acne and dry skin, according to Dr. Elson M. Haas, writing for the Periodic Paralysis International website. However, acne and dry skin have a wide range of other causes. You should consult your physician if you suspect that you have a low potassium level, which is usually corrected by increasing your intake of potassium-rich foods, such as bananas, avocados, salmon, lean beef, chard and white beans.

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