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Foods Low In Potassium
My mother has a high potassium level and was told to not eat bananas, yams. What foods are low in potassium?
HIgh potassium level: Did a doctor order your blood test? Did you speak to him? Perhaps you need to see a neprhologist to see what is causing your high potassiumn (k) level in your blood. If you have normal kidney function, your k would not be elevated. Please see a nephrologist to have an examination and take some blood work. Eating a diet low in k probably is not the answer to your high k level in your blood. ...Read more
What foods have the highest amount of potassium? My doctor told me that my potassium levels were low.
Yes: Cantelope, tomatoes, oranges are all high in potassium. Potassium high foods can easily be identified with a little reseach. Salt substitutes typically contain kcl, potassium chloride. Which may be a useful tool for correcting low potassium. All of this needs monitoring and a physicians advice.The cause of the low k and correction of it are the best plan. ...Read more
Low potassium 3mmol/l for the last month? Have been eating high potassium foods and it has not increased?
Need more info.: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, chronically low potassium suggests an abnormality of adrenal cortical hormones. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. See this site http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-potassium/basics/causes/SYM-20050632 ...Read more
Serum potassium 3.8, been eating lots of bananas and potassium rich food. Why is it on low normal? If I quit this diet, will it drop?
K regulation: Body very tightly regulates levels of sodium and potassium which affect nerve conduction and heart beat. Don't worry so much about the actual numbers. That's what your kidneys are doing every second. If you eat too much potassium your kidneys will just pee it out, too little, and it will tightly hold on to it. Worry about other things in your life, not your K levels. ...Read more
Is a potassium level of 3.6 low enough (while on lasix) to justify taking Klor-Con 8, or can you just eat more foods with potassium in them?
Depends: It depends on 1)whether you're prone to arrhythmias (if so, you need to have a higher potassium) 2) if going up, down or is stable 3) was your dose of Lasix (furosemide) recently increased? If your renal function is ok, a better drug than potassium is spironolactone which is a small pill, easy to swallow, cheap as water, corrects low potassium, and is good for cardiac function. ...Read more
Liver & meat: To boost iron levels you can use red meat and liver without worries about increasing potassium levels in persons with kidney disease who are on potassium restriction. However, iron tablets with vitamin c (to help absorption) work better than just adjusting your food, if u are actually iron deficient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have acid reflux and as a result poor diet and i feel like i'm low on potassium. How to supplement/foods to eat to raise it?
Low potassium?: Before you start to add supplement (s)(s) to raise your potassium (k) level, make sure that it is low. If it's not, you are wasting your money on a s you do not need. Have your blood taken by a physician to see if your k is, in fact, low before you make your own diagnosis that may be incorrect. Good luck. ...Read more
My doctors office called yesterday and said my potassium is low, and to eat potasium rich foods, should I be worried about this?
All results of CMP are nml. Potassium was 3.8. I ate banana and almonds before draw. Could potassium have been low and made nml by food? I'm healthy.
Low potassium from poor diet. Corrected with high pot. foods and dr said im ok. Last test 5.0. Can it get too high from food, should i eat less of it?
Very difficult: if your kidney function is normal it is difficult to "overdose" on potassium because your kidneys excrete the excess. Having said that, it would be prudent to keep your overall potassium consumption where it is right now or slightly lower to keep your potassium at about 4-4.5 meq/dl. ...Read more
What could be the cause of chronic dehydration with slightly low potassium and sodium? I drink 90oz of water a day and put salt on almost all my food.
Fluid balance: The explanation may be complex. Albuterol in high doses can cause low blood potassium. Otherwise, if you are drinking over 90 oz fluid per day and adding salt, and are still appearing dehydrated to your practitioner, then you must be losing fluid and some Na and K from your body somewhere. Possibilities are GI, skin, or kidneys. Some kidney dz cause just that: fluid loss, Na loss, and K loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother has kidney failure, CHF & hypertension. Already has a low na+ diet and is on fluid restrictions. What foods are there with no potassium?
Potassium. : Most foods contain potassium and low potassium foods are allowed in kidney failure. Some foods that are low in potassium are apples, all kinds of berries, pastas, rice, beans cereals. What's more food can be leached to remove potassium this applies primarily to fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
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