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how to quickly increase potassium levels in the body

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Aldosterone: High levels of potassium or low blood pressure signal the body to raise aldosterone levels which in turn retains salt and water and causes excretion o ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
27 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
KCL powder: KCL powder dissolved in more than 4 OZ of water or juice usually have rapid onset of action, and it is recommended to be taken after a meal. K supplem ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Death: If your kidney function is normal, you can't get a high potassium from diet, only from a purposeful od with medication. High potassium causes no symp ... Read More
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: If your kidneys are good, you will, excrete extra. Would take a basketful of tomatoes to affect! even taking potassium pills, it is slow to raise po ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Variable: This is variable, most patients do not have problems. But this has to be checked on your DR visits.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrice Taylor
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
YESSSSS!!!!: 'ol's raise potassium and sodium levels ! (alcohol, like mannit 'ol') (look up mannitol) are both osmotic diuretics-- they make you peeee. This type o ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
No: It should't raise potassium levels. Check renal function. Recheck to rule out pseudohyperkalemia. Check with md!
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Balance , vital: Potassium level is tightly regulated by the kidneys and its balance is vital for normal functioning of heart, muscles, kidneys, etc.Low potassium can ... Read More
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A 42-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.

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