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Why is my potassium high?

Why is my potassium high?

Drugs, diet, kidneys: Some blood pressure medications can cause elevation of the potassium level (ace inhibitors), problems with kidney function, certain hormonal problems, or if the blood cells rupture in the tube after the blood is drawn. When potassium is too high it can cause problems with heart rhythm and other complications. Ask your doctor. ...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


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Is too much potassium bad?

Is too much potassium bad?

Yes: High potassium can lead to numerous problems and could be very dangerous and life threatening. Potassium level in the body is very tightly regulated. Intake of extra dietary potassium may be excreted by the kidneys if healthy however intake of extra potassium without doctor's orders is not recommended. ...Read more

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Is ensure low in potassium?

Is ensure low in potassium?

ENSURE: Ensure is not low in potassium. It can overload one with potassium if one has kidney impairment. ...Read more

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Do hot dogs have potassium ??

Do hot dogs have potassium ??

Yes: Hot dogs usually have quite bait of potassium and sodium in them. Not the greatest food choice. Eat a salad instead. ...Read more

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What raises potassium levels ?

What raises potassium levels ?

Foods or salt subst: There are plenty of high potassium containing fruits & vegetables like bananas or spinach. Potassium salt substitute is another way to raise level. ...Read more

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Potassium low, how to fix this?

Potassium low, how to fix this?

Hi potassium food: Hi potassium intake is the way to go. Eat citrus, tomato, banana, melon, peach, apricot, potato, meats, and similar juices. Figure out why potassium is low. Fix root cause, as you can. Get MD help. ...Read more

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Why is potassium is important ?

Why is potassium is important ?

See below: Potassium has many critical functions throughout the body. The following 2 websites give details as well as good sources in diet: http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/potassium-000320.Htm
http://www.Natural-health-information-centre.Com/potassium.Html. ...Read more

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Does align have potassium in it?

Does align have potassium in it?

Align: Align contains Bifantis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624) which is a probiotic. The list of ingredients on its website includes cellulose, hypromellose, sucrose, magnesium stearate, sodium caseinate, titanium dioxide, trisodium citrate dihydrate, propyl gallate (antioxidant preservative). Please discuss with your physician regarding risks and benefits of using any OTC or supplements. ...Read more

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Is 5.6 level of potassium risky?

Yes: High potassium levels cause the haert to become flaccid. See you doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What are normal potassium levels?

What are normal potassium levels?

Blood potassium: In blood, the normal range is 3.6 mg/dL to 5.4 mg/dL. Labs that run these tests typically report a normal range. If you look at a group of healthy individuals, the potassium level in the vast majority will fall between 4.0 to 4.4. ...Read more

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Is bittergourd high in potassium?

Florinef (fludrocortisone) may help: The key to treating pots is lots of salt and fluid. Flornef can also be useful in some patients. ...Read more

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Is there any potassium in oatmael?

Potassium rich foods: I don't feel that oatmeal is particularly noted as a potassium rich food compared to bananas, citric juices, vegetables and other friuts. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of potassium?

Benefits of K: There are no benefits unless diet K or blood K are low. K is needed for brain, nerves, heart, muscle, Go to wikipedia for more details. ...Read more

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How should I replace potassium loss?

With oralsupplements: This should be done under the guidance of your doctor as potassium is potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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My potassium is 5.5 and rising. Why?

My potassium is 5.5 and rising. Why?

Several causes: Kidney disease, medication, diabetes, diet are broad categories. Can narrow down causes usually based on age and medical problems. Need more information to be more specific. ...Read more

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How does potassium affect our health?

K health: Too much you die, Not enough you die.
Go go wikipedia for good discussion. ...Read more

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How does potassium benefit our health?

K: Too much you die.Too little you die. Go to wikipedia for good discussion. I specialize in K issues and happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What are the best sources of potassium?

Fruits and nuts: Good dietary sources include dried fruits, especially apricots, fresh fruits, especially melon, oranges and bananas, nuts, especially almonds and pistachios, and parsley. If a true deficiency is present, potassium in pill form is best. For life threatening deficiency, or in patients that cannot eat intravenous potassium is indicated. ...Read more

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Can taking potassium cause you to itch?

No: It must be something else, unless you are allergic to the particular formulation of potassium you are taking. ...Read more

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How can one lower his potassium levels?

Eat less potassium: In food or by taking a diuretic to lose potassium via your kidneys. Also Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) is a medication that allows you to waste more potassium via your bowels. ...Read more

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What can cause high levels of potassium?

What can cause high levels of potassium?

Hyperkalemia: Because the kidneys are able to excrete potassium well, high potassium level in the blood is rare in patients with normal kidney function. High blood potassium level can result in patients with reduced kidney function in certain settings (excessive potassium intake, cell/tissue death, or shift of potassium from intracelluar to extracellular compartment). ...Read more

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Can protandium decrease potassium levels?

No: Protandim is thought to have anti-oxidant effects but does not cause hypokalemia. ...Read more

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What foods have phosphorus and potassium?

Lots of food: Phosphorous and potassium are a part of many foods. The question is usually how much. High phosphorous foods include seafood, meats, bread and dairy products. Common high potassium foods include potatos, bananas, beans and many fruits. ...Read more

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What help me to lower my potassium levels?

Lowering potassium: The question you should be asking is: why is my potassium (k) high? You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection so your kidney function can be assessed accurately. You will also need some blood work to what your k level is. Causes of high k can be addison's disease or chronic kidney disease, among others. See a n to get a better answer to your question. ...Read more

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What to do to increase my potassium levels?

Prescription only: Over the counter potassium pills are very weak to make a dent in significantly low potassium. Only prescriptions are effective and need to be followed with blood testing to prevent under or overdosing - both are dangerous. Potassium rich diet is also weak. It includes potatoes, tomato sauce/paste, bananas, oranges, and squash. There are meds that make you retain potassium from being lost in urine. ...Read more

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What will cause the body to waste potassium?

What will cause the body to waste potassium?

Lots of things: There are numerous medications that affect potassium balance as well as modify potassium removal from the body. One of the most common conditions in the U.S. Is a high sodium diet requiring the use of diuretics to avoid fluid overload giving the side effect low potassium. There are rare hormone causes of kidney potassium losses. Also vomiting or diarrhea can cause low potassium. Good luck. ...Read more

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