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What foods will not cause high levels of potassium?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
35 years experience
See below: Foods low in potassium are apples, grapes, mushrooms, bell peppers and refined grains. Some of the high potassium foods are broccoli, lima beans, tomatoes, potatoes, bananas, cantaloupe etc.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of high levels of potassium?

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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INPUT-OUTPUT : High levels of potassium can occur due to increased intake of high potassium containing foods, nutritional supplements etc 2. Changes in acid base balance in the body 3. Decreased excretion of the potassium by the kidneys. Most often, it is a combination of 2 or more causes.Very frequently, kidney is always one of the culprits.If you have this problem, please consult md.
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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes high levels of potassium?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
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High potassium level: Causes of high potassium levels are the following: chronic and acute kidney failure, addison's disease, hemolysis of rbc's, metabolic acidosis, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, the use of ace-i or arb's, excessive ingestion of potassium supplements and muscle destruction.
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What can cause high levels of potassium?

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Dr. W. james Chon
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Hyperkalemia: Because the kidneys are able to excrete potassium well, high potassium level in the blood is rare in patients with normal kidney function. High blood potassium level can result in patients with reduced kidney function in certain settings (excessive potassium intake, cell/tissue death, or shift of potassium from intracelluar to extracellular compartment).
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Could dehydration cause my potassium level and bun/creatnine ratio to be high?

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Dehydration: Yes your potassium and your bun/creatnine ratio could be affected.
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What are the causes of your potassium level to drop?

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Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated , so any potassium disorder implies decrease in potassium intake, physiological shifts within the body or increased losses via stool or urine.

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