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A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Not enough info here: Your potassium could be high because of a problem taking your blood. If there was difficulty taking your blood, the red blood cells can "lyse" or ope ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: High potassium can lead to numerous problems and could be very dangerous and life threatening. Potassium level in the body is very tightly regulated. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
ENSURE: Ensure is not low in potassium. It can overload one with potassium if one has kidney impairment.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yup: The average hot dog has 79 mg of potassium.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Foods or salt subst: There are plenty of high potassium containing fruits & vegetables like bananas or spinach. Potassium salt substitute is another way to raise level.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hi potassium food: Hi potassium intake is the way to go. Eat citrus, tomato, banana, melon, peach, apricot, potato, meats, and similar juices. Figure out why potassium i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: Potassium has many critical functions throughout the body. The following 2 websites give details as well as good sources in diet: http://www.Umm.Edu/a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Align: Align contains Bifantis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624) which is a probiotic. The list of ingredients on its website includes cellulose, hypromellos ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
42 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: High potassium levels cause the haert to become flaccid. See you doctor immediately.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
3.6-5 meq/L: Milliequivalent per liter or millimol/liter (mmol/l). If you live outside the us in a country that uses milligram/dl the number will be different. You ... Read More
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