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January - March 2020, Volume 16, Issue 1
Case Report

Sezgin Y

The Approach to Phytotherapy Applications: a Case Report of Hyperkalemia

Acta Endo (Buc) 2020, 16 (1): 95-96
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2020.95

We describe the effects of a phytotherapy application for purpose of weight loss in a case of hyperkalemia. A 59-year-old woman presented with fatigue and weakness for the previous three months. Physical examination was unremarkable, apart from obesity. Her serum potassium level was 5.54 mmol/L. The patient’s symptoms were attributed to hyperkalemia. We learned that the patient had been using a mixture of three sticks of cinnamon dissolved in one liter of water and lemon juice every day for three months as a slimming regimen. The hyperkalemia was attributed to phytotherapy applied as a slimming regimen.

Keywords: Phytotherapy, Obesity, Cinnamon, Side effect.

Correspondence: Yilmaz Sezgin MD, University of Health Science, Istanbul Training Research Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, Kasap Ilyas Mah., Org. Abdurrahman Nafiz Gürman Cd., Fatih, Istanbul, 34098, Turkey, E-mail: