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A 51-year-old male asked:

Female 76 since having stroke 1 yr ago i take clopidogrel and ramipril 5mg i eat 3 bananas a day as ramipril is ace inhibiter for treatment of blood pressure should i avoid foods high in pottasium including bananas or eat these types in moderation?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Keep it simple: If your BP is well controlled with an ACE inhibitor, you do not need to worry about your Potassium(K)level. It is only diuretics that lower the Potassium. Even under that circumstance, you do not need to eat 3 bananas a day. One per day is more than enough. if you have concerns about your K level, get a blood test to measure your K level once yearly.

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