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A 35-year-old member asked:

What to do to increase my potassium levels?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
Prescription only: Over the counter potassium pills are very weak to make a dent in significantly low potassium. Only prescriptions are effective and need to be followed with blood testing to prevent under or overdosing - both are dangerous. Potassium rich diet is also weak. It includes potatoes, tomato sauce/paste, bananas, oranges, and squash. There are meds that make you retain potassium from being lost in urine.
Last updated Feb 1, 2020
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