Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

correct potassium levels

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Fluids: Fluids and correcting the DKA which will correct the glucose level over time which will drive the potassium into the cells and lower it. Elevated gluc ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
As a general Rule: As a general rule it is much better to find the cause of the low potassium and to correct the cause rather than just give you potassium replacement.
1
1 comment
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
More potassium: I recommend that individuals with a low potassium take supplements and eat potassium-rich foods several times per day. Take the supplements with your ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Foods or salt subst: There are plenty of high potassium containing fruits & vegetables like bananas or spinach. Potassium salt substitute is another way to raise level.
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
43 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: High potassium levels cause the haert to become flaccid. See you doctor immediately.
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
3.6-5 meq/L: Milliequivalent per liter or millimol/liter (mmol/l). If you live outside the us in a country that uses milligram/dl the number will be different. You ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hyperkalemia: Because the kidneys are able to excrete potassium well, high potassium level in the blood is rare in patients with normal kidney function. High blood ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Farahmandian
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Eat less potassium: In food or by taking a diuretic to lose potassium via your kidneys. Also Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) is a medication that allows you to ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Protandim is thought to have anti-oxidant effects but does not cause hypokalemia.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high or l ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Prescription only: Over the counter potassium pills are very weak to make a dent in significantly low potassium. Only prescriptions are effective and need to be followed ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month