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Adequate Calcium And Potassium Intake
Is there a blood test that shows if your calcium intake is sufficient? Does it need to be combined with Vitamin D as well?
Low levels of electrolytes in your system can contribute to leg cramps, especially calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium. A prenatal vitamin can usually provide enough of these elements to prevent cramping, but adding an extra supplement or foods rich in calcium and potassium can help to ...Read more
Many foods: Salamualaikum! These include sweet potatoes, tomato sauce, beet greens, beans, bananas, yogurt, clams, prunes, carrot juice, molasses, fish, soybeans, winter squash, milk, orange juice. ...Read more
Only if potassium: Is low. If there is another cause, it won't affect it. ...Read more
Taking potassium supplements as fludrocortisone lowers it to 3, on 70meq its 4.1. If potassium intake was high would body excrete it effectively?
Yes, if: If you have normal renal function, yes, your kidneys will remove any excess. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
How do I maintain the recommended daily potassium intake of 4,700mg, when supplements only have 99mg/cap!How's it possible through diet/supplements?
Can do via diet but: While 4700 mg/day is recommended, the average man gets 3200 & woman 2400 in the US, so some believe 4700 is over-ambitious. Supps only have 99mg because higher doses irritate stomachs. Beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, avocado & fruit are among the best sources. See http://tinyurl.com/k3jfd5r & http://tinyurl.com/yp35vj for more on sources & and http://tinyurl.com/l6fcw3d for a debate on the RDI. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My potassium in a cmp typically runs low around a 3.0-3.6. Can i fix this by just increasing my potassium intake by like drinking orange juice daily?
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