A 38-year-old male asked:
my friend's father, that is with sodium and potassium in brain, has also his heart swollen. is it also caused by high salt intake?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
An important factor: High salt intake is only an important factor. It causes a diseased heart with congestive heart failure to get worse and to become enlarged and the body becomes swollen. However, there are other factors like smoking, alcohol, coronary disease etc. Kidney disease is also an important factor in this picture.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Is diarrhea considered to be a side effect of potassium supplements?
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Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately, diarrhea is a common side-effect of most medications and is known to be associated with potassium.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Does potassium effect restless leg syndrome?
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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Las Vegas, NV
A 56-year-old male asked:
I lost 100lbs, I exercise daily, I eat 70% raw fruit + veggies. Avg. Sodium is 2.3g, potassium 4.5g. My BP is 134/68. Where could I be going wrong?
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Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 8 years experience
You're doing fine...: You have made excellent progress towards a more healthy lifestyle. Why do you think something may be going wrong? If you had high blood pressire it is now normal. What is your weight goal? Good idea to take a multivitamin, omega 3 oil and vitamin d=3 and b-12. Be sure you continue to follow up with your physician, continue your weight loss/exercise, and please don't get discouraged!
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A 43-year-old male asked:
How much capsules of glucosamine sulphate potassium chloride 500 mg can i/should I take for osteoarthritis?
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Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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A 58-year-old female asked:
I am allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen and I have painful swollen joints in my fingers. What anti inflammatory can intake?
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Family Medicine 14 years experience
Alternatives.: There are some non-steroidal anti-inflammatories other than Ibuprofen that work on slightly different pathways in the body, but if you've had a strong allergic reaction to one, chances are you'll have a reaction to another. There's always prednisone, which is a steroid, and if used appropriately could give you some relief. You should have a talk with your doc about the full risks and benefits.
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Last updated Feb 4, 2013
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