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I recently started taking 250mg of magnesium and potassium aspartate and am wondering if this is causing the beige/grey stool that i've had for 2 days?

I recently started taking 250mg of magnesium and potassium aspartate and am wondering if this is causing the beige/grey stool that i've had for 2 days?

Not likely: 250 mg of Magnesium-Potassium Aspartate (presumably, 250 mg of each) provides only 50 mg each of magnesium and potassium. Aspartic acid, combined with these minerals, acts as a mineral transporter, to enhance their uptake into cells. I don't know of any reason why this would alter your stool color. ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Recently found out have low potassium, added 2 banana's, orange juice and tomoato juice to diet but causing loose stools, concerned counterproductive?

Recently found out have low potassium, added 2 banana's, orange juice and tomoato juice to diet but causing loose stools, concerned counterproductive?

Why is it low?: Do you know why is it low? Is it because you're on medicines that artificially lower it? There are rare genetic conditions that can lower potassium? Or was this a random lab finding. If it was a random finding, realize potassium levels can fluctuate moment to moment. Also machines have error too. If its borderline low, don't go nuts with a high potassium diet. If it's markedly low, talk to doc! ...Read more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, 500 mg /day
daily
Consume potassium rich foods, 3,500 mg daily
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no mre than 1 oz /day.
daily
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I recently started taking 250mg of magnesium and potassium aspartate and am wondering if this is causing the beige/grey stool that i've had for 2 days?

Not likely: 250 mg of Magnesium-Potassium Aspartate (presumably, 250 mg of each) provides only 50 mg each of magnesium and potassium. Aspartic acid, combined with these minerals, acts as a mineral transporter, to enhance their uptake into cells. I don't know of any reason why this would alter your stool color. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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Recently found out have low potassium, added 2 banana's, orange juice and tomoato juice to diet but causing loose stools, concerned counterproductive?

Why is it low?: Do you know why is it low? Is it because you're on medicines that artificially lower it? There are rare genetic conditions that can lower potassium? Or was this a random lab finding. If it was a random finding, realize potassium levels can fluctuate moment to moment. Also machines have error too. If its borderline low, don't go nuts with a high potassium diet. If it's markedly low, talk to doc! ...Read more

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My stool has been loose for the past 2.5 weeks( i think from antibotics), it is causing my potasium to be low 3.4), how can I correct this problem?

My stool has been loose for the past 2.5 weeks( i think from antibotics), it is causing my potasium to be low 3.4), how can I correct this problem?

Probiotics gatorade: First of all, if the diarrhea is caused by antibiotics- you should take probiotics such as acidophyllis to reculture your intestines. You need to get your electrolytes back in balance- and gatorade works well for this. You may also need to use Imodium (loperamide) or Lomotil to control the loose stools. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Klorvess (Definition)

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Klor Con (Definition)

Klor-Con is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more