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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium intake or output. Low potassium ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: If deficient in k then you are 200meq below normal if all things are equal your k would be back to normal within 7-10 days with the usuall dosage.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Low K and B12: 21 F has low K she thinks is due to B12 and asks what dose and how long for Klor-Con to help. I have been doing low K Dx for 50 years and never hea ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Potassium: Always is probably too strong a word, but it is advisable. If that cannot be helped, then a potassium supplement should usually be prescribed as well.
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NeverSayAlwaysorNeve: If you are on a medication that tends to make you lose potassium, then the doctor could substitute or add another drug that helps you keep it. Another ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Wilson
46 years experience Family Medicine
Low potassium: Magnesium deficiency can cause low potassium, so I recommend taking a magnesium supplement containing 3 different forms of magnesium. You might also c ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Dietary sources: Don't forget Folic Acid either. Here is some great nutritional info: http://www.Healthaliciousness.Com/articles/foods-high-in-magnesium.Php ... Read More
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Here are some...: Bisacodyl is bowel-stimulating laxative, which alone should be a good choice for bowel prep for colon procdures or constipation after failing to dieta ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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No: Fluid in the lungs , in a heart patient , is usually the result of the heart dysfunction.A low potassium in a heart pt with lung fluid, can be caused ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Are you going to have colonoscopy? If so, direct this Q to your doctor who will perform it since s/he knows more about your individual conditions than ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
All ok: Any of them are ok but you should watch for potassium.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
52 years experience Radiation Oncology
Hemolysis: Since a potassium of 14 is incompatible withlife, the sample was undoubtedly hemolyzed. The only other thing that could drive the potassium to that hi ... Read More
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