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Foods High In Magnesium And Low In Potassium
Organic fruit and vegetables are better sources than non-organic.
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Is it possible to have really high potassium in your labs, but still have low magnesium? Or are the two linked?
High renal loss of potassium & magnesium in urine. Blood potassium always at low end of range. Extreme weakness, nausea, numb. What would you think??
Inherited vs med vs?: The rare inherited Gitelman & Bartter syndromes can cause a loss of potassium & magnesium (in Gitelman & in some cases of Bartter's) in the urine, which can cause fatigue and cramps. Some meds can do this, such as the blood pressure med Hydrochlorothiazide. For symptoms, potassium typically has to be well below normal range. Without full info & evaluation, individualized diagnosis is not possible. ...Read more
Is potassium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) better than p.chloride in pt with recurring metabolic acidosis? Pot. Has been low & magnesium goes low then borderline high
Can you get electrolyte disturbances ie low blood calcium and/or high blood potassium level While taking Magnesium Citrate 50mg 3x day Migraine Aura?
Mag citrate: This supplement is too low of a dose to cause changes in blood calcium or potassium. Also your body has independent mechanism to regulate these electrolytes. You kidney regulate potassium levels and your body regulates calcium levels via PTH levels which affect intestional aborption, bone resorption and intestinal absortion. Mag Citrate should not alter this. ...Read more
Sodium: 142, Potassium 3.7, Magnesium 2.5, C02 34 (High), Chloride 105. are these normal? Can these levels cause an episode of V-tach??
Mostly normal. Lung?: The electrolytes look mostly normal. The CO2 (actually bicarbonate) level is slightly high, which may be "just you" (no significance), or may be related to some developing lung or kidney problems. In any case, I wouldn't look to the electrolytes as being the cause of VTach. The problem probably lies elsewhere (lung is possible, as is heart disease). TTYD or use HealthTap Prime for more clarity. GL ...Read more
Is it possible to have a mild case of gitelman syndrome and only have low blood potassium occasionally and never magnesium? Urinary also fluctuating,
As with any autosomal recessive disease the "penetrance" may vary and different "degrees" of the syndrome noted!
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I am getting a colonoscopy tomorrow and have low magnesium & potassium which I take supplements for. I am using MoviPrep before the procedure; Should I continue to take these supplements too?
Magnesium 1.7 potassium 3.5 are these low enough to cause allot of PVCs? Started having PVCs 3 weeks postpartum everyday all day. I'm now 7 weeks pp
Here are some...: No doctor online can address, but guess at best, the possible specific effect of relative low potassium and magnesium onto your heart rhythm. Hence, it would be most logical & beneficial to direct this Q to the doc providing Holter monitor and lab tests and keep in touch with your ob-gyn doct. ...Read more
Yes!: Magnesium is a natural relaxant for nerve excitability. Both can increase anxiety, if you are deficient, and if you are low, then you should take steps to correct this! potassium deficiency can cause cardiac rhythm problems, or worse! Diuretics frequently causes dual deficiencies! ...Read more
Do potassium supplements work the same as magnesium supplements? When is the best time of day to take potassium, with or without food?
What causes a low blood calcium level? Mine is 8.5 and I already take potassium and magnesium. Do they have anything to do with it? Vit d 57.6
A calcium of: 8.5 is still normal. The calcium level is "total" calcium, of which 1/2 is bound to proteins. Have your doctor check your "ionized calcium" which is a much more accurate determination of whether your calcium is low or not. Low parathyroid hormone can cause low calcium, as can certain kidney diseases, and other problems. Make sure you are on calcium and d. Your d level is already ok. Check w/docto. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause mild calf cramping? I eat plenty of food with potassium/magnesium. Can back issues or bad shoes cause this?
Calf cramps: Apart from low potassium or magnesium, muscle sprain, blood clot, local injury, back pain and even bad shoes or posture can cause mild calf pain. Concerning associated symptoms would be calf swelling, tenderness on local pressure, fever, shortness of breath/chest pain. If it is a persistent problem, in-person evaluation by a physician is advisable. ...Read more
What can cause the tendons in the top of your feet to cramp and draw/ have tried taking magnesium and eating foods with lots of potassium?
Diagnosed with acute gastritis and low potassium & magnesium. I also had a UA ictotest that was positive. Doctor not concerned. Should I be?
Would you be concerned. If you have recovered from the acute illness you are back to where you were before it.
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I'm taking Diurex daily for constant fluid retention from perimenopause. Will I have low postassium & magnesium levels now? Its caffieene free.
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