2. Mood Swings
There are many causes of mood swings and mood changes in people of all ages. Sometimes it is due to seasonal illness, the weather, or even from just having a bad day. There are also many mental illnesses that cause mood changes that can cause sudden swings. If you are suffering from mood swings that don’t have a reasonable explanation, it could be due to a potassium deficiency.
One of the most common symptoms of hypokalemia is mental fatigue and unexplainable mood changes. Your brain is a complex machine that requires a delicate mixture of special fuel in order to function optimally. When you are suffering from hypokalemia, the lack of proper potassium levels can disrupt the signals in the brain and cause wild swings.
Almost a quarter of the population that has been diagnosed with mental disorders also suffer from hypokalemia. If you are unsure about your sudden mood changes, it may be a good idea to check for hypokalemia.