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daily potassium requirements for women

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Hmmm....: Wonder if calculations are correct. Normal recommendation for potassium for women runs around 5000 milliequivalents per day - about 3 grams per day. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If that is resting is high. It will be critical to find out if regular/ irregular. Some of the BP pills can cause tachycardia, high heart rate. Talk t ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If this is your: resting pulse rate - it is high. Is this a one time pulse or do you regularly run this high at rest? If yes, please let your physician know.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, if at rest, &: an ↑ing basis for this as people get older, is atrial fibrillation which markedly ↑es stroke rates from clots in the left atria. In AF pulse rate is u ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Teller
44 years experience Anesthesiology
Diuretic vs. work up: The weight loss could be water weight from the diuretic. Nonetheless, I would contact my PMD and let them know about the weight loss. It should prob ... Read More
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unexplained wt loss: If you are not trying to lose weight , this weight loss is a cause for concern, since the medications you mention should not cause a ten pound weight ... Read More
Dr. Steven Watry
20 years experience General Practice
Diuretic: Chlorthalidone is a diuretic used for blood pressure control. Your weight loss may represent fluid loss, and will stabilize over time.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Potassium in diet: Bananas are famous for their potassium content, and they're easy to eat. You can also get great potassium by eating: white beans; dark leafy greens; ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Extra potassium: I would go to your doctor to have your blood tested for a potassium (k) level. If that is normal, you can stop taking k orally in the absence of somet ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Normal dietary: Requirement of potassium is 60-120meq per day. I don't know how many mg this would be.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Get a prescription: Over the counter potassium is weak intentionally since it could kill someone if stronger and taken inappropriately.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
depends : It depends on your renal function, what other medications you take, your size, and what your serum potassium is. There are 750 mg in 10 meq. A typical ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Two to Five: Grams of oral potassium from all sources not just in supplements are the usual daily requirement for an adult.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Potassium should not have a direct effect on sleep.We require potassium to live,and take in approximately 4,000mg of potassium per day in our food.If ... Read More

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