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A 39-year-old female asked:

Potassium 2.4 one yr. ago, corrected with diet. pot., kidney, blood tests normal since. will it stay stable even if i don't eat exactly 4800 mg/day?

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Dr. Richard Amerling
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Probably: It's unusual to have a potassium that low strictly on a dietary basis, unless you were having frequent vomiting. A balanced diet should provide adequate potassium; you should not have to obsess over eating a specific quantity. If your potassium comes back low again, please consult a nephrologist.

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