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does potassium make you gain weight

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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Losartan side effect: Losartan can cause muscle cramps,pain of legs & arms, headache tiredness sleep problems. Weight gain is not described.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
100 calories: Each banana, depending on size, is roughly 100 calories. If you eat 8, you're eating 800 calories. For a 19 year old, that's only a fraction of your d ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Too much food and too little exercise makes you gain weight.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Not directly: A high potassium level in and of itself won't cause a weight gain. However, if potassium level is high due to poor kidney function, weight gain could ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not sure: You have to read the labels carefully to evaluate for the potassium amount in supplements.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bleeding : Bleeding when you have a bowel movement is concerning, and it sounds like your symptoms are ongoing. I am glad that you have had a medical evaluation ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: You have to stop guessing.If you have a thyroid problem and if you were prescribed Synthroid (thyroxine) means you have Hypothyroidism,you have to con ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Excess food: The short answer is, when caloric intake exceeds caloric expenditure. In other words, eating more food than is needed. Rarely, very rarely, it may be ... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Many things: Antipsychotic meds effect many brain areas. Some of them control vegetative functions like metabolic rate. Others control appetite (hypothalamus). St ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience Psychiatry
Edema possibly: I know that Gabapentin can lead to changes in fluid distribution in addition to peripheral edema and this may be one possible way that Gabapentin lead ... Read More

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