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What is a reason that patients may need to limit potassium intake, and what is a reason they may need to have a high potassium diet?

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Nephrologist: One limits potassium intake when there is deficient handling of the potassium by the kidneys as in kidney failure.One increases potassium intake when the losses exceeds intake as in diuretic use, diarrhea etc.It is best to discuss with nephrologist about the potassium problems.
Last updated Jun 3, 2013

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