Monthly Archives: May 2017


Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia is defined as a high serum concentration of potassium (>5 mEq/L). It may be classified as mild (5.1-6 mEq/L), moderate (6.1-7 mEq/L) or severe (>7 mEq/L). It is a […]


Hypokalemia – Diagnosis and Treatment

The normal potassium level in the human blood is between 3.5-5.0 mEq/L. Hypokalemia is characterized by potassium levels that are lower than 3.5 mEq/L and it can be problematic particularly […]


Diagnostic criteria for headaches

Below you will thing the diagnostic criteria for different headaches (the most common clinical types) according to the International Headache Society. SUMMARY (click to go straight to the topic): 1. […]


Hypermagnesemia

Normally, plasma magnesium ranges from 1.7-2.3mg/dL. However, magnesium levels may be elevated in up to 10-15% of patients at the hospital, particularly in those with kidney disease, since the magnesium […]