ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 276.8


Diagnosis Code 276.8

ICD-9: 276.8
Short Description: Hypopotassemia
Long Description: Hypopotassemia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 276.8

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Other metabolic disorders and immunity disorders (270-279)
      • 276 Disorders of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Potassium is a mineral that the body needs to work normally. It helps nerves and muscles communicate. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells. A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of sodium's harmful effects on blood pressure.

Most people get all the potassium they need from what they eat and drink. Sources of potassium in the diet include

  • Leafy greens, such as spinach and collards
  • Fruit from vines, such as grapes and blackberries
  • Root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes
  • Citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit

  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
  • Low potassium level
  • Potassium in diet
  • Potassium test
  • Potassium urine test

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