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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Low potassium: Potassium is a necessary ion (electrolyte) which is necessary for all cells but especially cardiac conduction. Low potassium raises the risk of arrhyt ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nephrologist: One limits potassium intake when there is deficient handling of the potassium by the kidneys as in kidney failure.One increases potassium intake when ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Low potassium: There are other tests to look for a cause, but just treating a lab finding without other symptoms, isn't advisable. Your potassium is at lower normal ... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Low potassium: I agree with Dr. H. If you have high blood pressure a glandular abnormality called hyperaldosteronism is a definite possibility. The endocrinologist ... Read More
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Low potassium: Would consider follow up with nephrologist as the kidney mediates electrolyte ( potassium ,sodium acid) balance .Check magnesium, calcium, aldostero ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Bondar
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Hyperkalemia: its not going necessarily going to elevate your potassium if your kidney function is normal.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Farahmandian
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on how high: When it gets high enough your heart stops. But more commonly high potassium can give you palpitations or sometimes no symptoms at all. Regardless of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Higher than normal: Usual lab potassium normal range is 3.8--5.0. May be slightly different from laboratory to laboratory. Any potassium level above that is considered hi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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 handling. If you have high pota ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Partial list: : http://www.momswhothink.com/diet-and-nutrition/foods-high-in-potassium.html apricots, dried artichoke avocados, raw bananas, raw beets, coo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Kline
18 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hyperkalemia. : Early signs are fairly non-specific and can include nausea, malaise, fatigue, muscle weakness and heart palpitations. But these symptoms can be seen ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Avoid high potassium: Try and keep potassium in normal range. Severely high potassium affecting heart rhythm is an emergency.

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