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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Potassium in diet: Bananas are famous for their potassium content, and they're easy to eat. You can also get great potassium by eating: white beans; dark leafy greens; ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Extra potassium: I would go to your doctor to have your blood tested for a potassium (k) level. If that is normal, you can stop taking k orally in the absence of somet ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Normal dietary: Requirement of potassium is 60-120meq per day. I don't know how many mg this would be.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Get a prescription: Over the counter potassium is weak intentionally since it could kill someone if stronger and taken inappropriately.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
depends : It depends on your renal function, what other medications you take, your size, and what your serum potassium is. There are 750 mg in 10 meq. A typical ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Two to Five: Grams of oral potassium from all sources not just in supplements are the usual daily requirement for an adult.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Potassium should not have a direct effect on sleep.We require potassium to live,and take in approximately 4,000mg of potassium per day in our food.If ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not sure.: A low potassium level does not need correction as much as it does explanation. Kidneys are smart and will balance potassium which generally exists in ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
How much K: A recommended daily K intake if otherwise healthy is 4,700 mg K. So this seems like too much. It will depend on your BMI as well. First you need to fi ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Low potassium?: Both of your potassium (k) levels are normal. There are many causes of a low k level. It can be caused by vomiting, diarrhea, diuretic use, antibiotic ... Read More

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