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how much potassium should seniors take

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Potassium: A normal diet will provide adequate potassium. You should not take excess potassium unless advised by your doctor to do so.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
K: can go up in seconds. Need more details. Why was it low? I specialize in K problems and here for next 2 hours to help.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High Potassium: The answer depends on one's kidney function and how quickly the potassium (k) increases. People with chronic kidney disease (ckd) have higher k levels ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
34 years experience Critical Care
Electrolytes: Potassium is an important electrolyte in the conduction system of the body. It allows for nerves to transmit their impulses and muscles to respond. ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
LOW PATASSIUM: It depends on the cause of the deficiency. If you are on blood pressure medication it can take a while to get it back up. A few bananas or cups of ora ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Supplements?: If you potassium (k) and magnesium (m) are normal, you need no supplements. The body does not care if you take liquid k or m, or pills. Patients with ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: How soon to restore intracellular potassium depends on how much deficit of potassium inside the cells and how fast the potassium supplement is givien ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
5 types of Excedrine: Some Excedrins (Extra Strength, PM, and Migraine) contain 250mg of aspirin per pill whereas others (Tension and Mild) do not. Diclofenac is a non-ste ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Yes: I am unaware of any specific, common adverse drug-drug interactions with these two medications.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Diagnosis first: Hyperkalemia can cause cardiac arrhythmias at levels greater than 6.5 meq/liter. Your physician can evaluate or refer you to a nephrologist for an opi ... Read More

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