A 73-year-old male asked:
how do i decrease my potassium levels. renal and heart patient, am following a low potassium diet from dietician but potassium levels are stilll high?
1 doctor answer
Dr. William Wilson answered
46 years experience Family Medicine
Low potassium: Magnesium deficiency can cause low potassium, so I recommend taking a magnesium supplement containing 3 different forms of magnesium. You might also consider taking a low dose of hydrochlorothiazide as long as it doesn't make your renal function worse. Lasix would be better if you also have any evidence of CHF. Both drugs lower potassium.
Answered on Jun 26, 2020
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