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Adequate Calcium And Potassium Intake Medication
My son is 21 months old. Stopped drinking formula 5months ago and will not allow anynear him. What can i give him to ensure sufficient calcium intake?
Why bother: Calcium is readily available in milk, soy milk, some orange juices, cheeses, etc. The equivalent of 4 slices of cheese or cups of milk fill their need. There is no need for a 21mo to be on a formula. If you like the idea, Carnation makes a breakfast product called "Essentials" in packets. (add to milk) It comes in flavors & provides a similar blend as ensure for a fraction of the cost. ...Read more
Is there a blood test that shows if your calcium intake is sufficient? Does it need to be combined with Vitamin D as well?
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
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
Only if potassium: Is low. If there is another cause, it won't affect it. ...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
What to eat while using Linsinopril? Is Kellogg K Protein Cereal or Post Otmeal crisp good to eat? i'm trying to reduce Potassium intake.
No problem with any: Unless you have miserable kidney function there should not be a problem with any of these. This is something you can discuss with your physician. ...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?
Not necessarily.: Kidney stone formers often have elevated levels of calcium in the urine and calcium lowering medications can help them. However, reducing calcium in the diet is not recommended and does not seem to prevent stones. Excessive intake may predispose to stones, but there is no evidence that it will cause them. If you have a prior history of stone, taking the regular usrda of calcium is recommended. ...Read more
A high calcium diet: If you want to keep it simple a high calcium diet. If this is difficult to do, then calcium supplements would help. Not sure why calcium in general with "agitate" your kidneys, unless you are worried about stones. And if that's the case, if the stones are calcium oxalate, high calcium diet should sequester some of the oxalate in your GI tract and decrease your risk of them. ...Read more
Calcium is important: As a pregnant woman, you should get 1500 mg of calcium daily in 3 separated doses. This is more for you than for your baby since the baby will take whatever it needs from your system if you don't have enough. You should also make sure that you have enough vitamin d. The only sources are sun and pills. If you live in the midwest or are a woman of color you need about 1-2, 000 units daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Nothing extra: Current dietary recommendation does not suggest increase in calcium intake for healthy adult women or adolescents who are lactating above 1000 mg/d or 1300 mg/d respectively (same amount for nonlactating individuals). ...Read more