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A 47-year-old female asked:

Eating to much black licorice cause hypokalemia, can compensate this eating food rich in potassium? can cause also bleeding due to lowering platelets

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Don't overdo it: The more serious risk of excess black licorice is as a cause of high blood pressure. People who have actually have gotten sick have eaten the real stuff (not just licorice-flavored candy); if this is a major component of your diet, do keep track of your electrolytes and blood pressure with your physician during your annual health check-ups. If they are okay, enjoy what you love.

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Last updated Aug 22, 2020

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