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A 34-year-old member asked:

I don't meet my recommended daily potassium and sodium intake. what problems can this create?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 50 years experience
Intake of sodium : How do you know that your levels of sodium (s) and potassium (k) are low? Have low levels of them on a blood test? If not, you are ingesting enough of both. If you k is low, reasons for this may various kidney problems or a low magnesium level. If your s is low, it may be due to some edema formation, diuretics, hyperglycemia or other water retaining state. See a nephrologist for more information.
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