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Doctor insights on: Adequate Calcium And Potassium Intake

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Is there a blood test that shows if your calcium intake is sufficient? Does it need to be combined with Vitamin D as well?

Is there a blood test that shows if your calcium intake is sufficient? Does it need to be combined with Vitamin D as well?

Calcium needs to be: taken w/a cofactor such as vitamin D3 to guide it to the bones. Your doc can measure your calcium level. Spectracell lab in Tx has a great micronutrient test. See their website. You can get many nutrients measured that way. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Calcium Intake (Definition)

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


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Which foods high potassium intake?

Which foods high potassium intake?

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

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What is the recommended maximum sodium & potassium intake each day?

What is the recommended maximum sodium & potassium intake each day?

1500 mg a day: This is for a "low sodium diet". Potassium intake could vary depending on whether you have advanced kidney disease or not. I have a comprehensive article on this here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Is there a specific amount of calcium intake forb2 year olds?

Is there a specific amount of calcium intake forb2 year olds?

Yes: regardless if you meant 2 years old,or 32 your age,or 82 for your grand mother.the best source of calcium remained,milk and cheese. ...Read more

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How do you increase your calcium intake whrn pregnant?

How do you increase your calcium intake whrn pregnant?

Dairy products: Dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, and milk(if not lactose intolerant) all increase calcium. A word of caution about using large amounts of calcium tablets as it is relatively insoluble(doesn't dissolve well) and can precipitate kidney stones. ...Read more

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


Dr. Clarence Grim
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Kaochlor (Definition)

Kaochlor is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more