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Unhappy metabolic acidosis, hyperkalemia but diarrhea hypokalemia

So I'm on physiology. I just wanna make sure I got the point...
Metabolic Acidosis has hyperkalemia due to
exchange of excess of H+ for intracellular K...correct?
But since in diarrhea HCO3 is lost in evacuations and high levels of aldosterone increase distal secretion of K it is
metabolic acidosis with hypokalemia...?:sorry:
I think I have the concept just making sure ...and trying to help...
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Also aldosteron is secreted because of decrease of decrease of circulating volume, to keep Na+ (+water)
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