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How to deal with gastritis from potassium supplements

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Supplements: Potassium (k) supplements are available and can be used to supplement low serum k levels. You should see your doctor to see if you actually need suppl... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Why?: If you have low potassium there needs to be an evaluation and cause? Taking diuretics? Renal issues? Etc! In moderation, and in normal persons potassi... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Montoya
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Bananas: Bananas provide 1 meq of kcl per inch therefore 3 per day may equal one 20 meq tab.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
All are good BUT..: Potassium generally does not need supplementation. Some people who take potent diuretics may require a bit extra potassium. All sources of potassium ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Why?: It looks like you already taking an ace inhibitor hence be careful oral potassuim supplementation unless you have low k. Some foods like banana have h... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Francisco Izaguirre Gutiérrez
Dr. Victor Francisco Izaguirre Gutiérrezanswered
Medicina Interna 10 years experience
All the time: The potassium's a normal electrolyte and constantly is eliminated by the kidneys, the amount of oral ingestion of potassium and the kidney elimination... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 30 years experience
Potassium supplement: The most effective potassium supplement is your diet and usually if you eat lots of fruits and vegetables then you will obtain all the potassium you n... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Diamox: Please provide more details about your health and its use ( why, how long have you been taking it ), lab results. That will help to make appropriate r... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the specific diuretic you are taking. Some diuretics waste more potassium than others. Also if you are taking a potassium sparing diureti... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
No : If you are lifting that religiously, you are surely trying to optimize your diet. Potassium is very common in normal foods, such as oranges and banana... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Possibly: If you are taking a potassium supplement because you are being treated with a diuretic, upon adding losartan, you might not require continuation of th... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
None: Never take potassium supplements without a doctor's supervision. I'm sure you're aware that potassium is the ingredient used in lethal injections beca... Read More
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