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potassium iodide for high blood pressure

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Yes: Hi. Yes, the angiotensin II receptor antagonist/blocker (ARB), losartan, is a very good medicine for treating high blood pressure. It's well tolerated ... Read More
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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: yes.However this medication may not be sufficient. your doctor can determine if you need other medicines.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Farahmandian
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Needs evaluation: Fainting needs full work-up and never should be overlooked. Low potassium can be related to poor potassium intake but often related to diuretic medic ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Only mild effect: If HBP don't wait to take drugs to avoid complications
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Augment: Some lifestyle measures such as weight loss, sodium restriction and exercise can augment the beneficial effects of traditional medical therapy. Howeve ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Suspect hyperaldo: High blood pressure with low blood potassium levels brings the potential diagnosis of elevated aldosterone level (hyperaldosteronism) as a possibility ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: If untreated long term hypertension is present, it can cause kidney insufficiency and high potassium.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Consult: For essential hypertension, that means no other pathological findings, then change life style, like low sodium diet, increase aerobic exercise, take m ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Why: did you get worked up why you have high BP and high k. This is unusual and deserves workout up. Don't use salt susittute as they have k. Table salt bu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not related: High blood pressure, high or normal sodium and low potassium suggest an aldosterone secreting adenoma or adrenal hyperplasia but your abnormalities ca ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends : Get a potassium level checked. If it is low then you need supplemental potassium.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ACE: That family of drugs is usually potassium sparing but maybe. Call your doc and get the potassium checkrd.

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