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How can one lower his potassium levels?

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

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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Can protandium decrease potassium levels?

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 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 an n to get a better answer to your question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lower my potassium levels?

High potassium level: A complete answer to your question is too long for the space given to me. You need to find out the cause of your high potassium (K) before you can find a way to treat it. Go to this link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hyperkalemia/basics/definition/sym-20050776 For more information and you will likely get the answer you are looking for. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how one lower his potassium levels?

Reduce potassium: Eat less potassium containing food. Assure at least daily bowel movements. Twice daily bm will promote more potassium loss. Drink 3-4 liters fluid per day if your kidney function is normal. Diuretic therapy typically promotes loss. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food should I eat to lower potassium levels?

Please suggest what food should I eat to lower potassium levels?

Low potassium food: Avoid high potassium foods: tomato, potato, citrus, melons, banana, mango, strawberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines. Eat apple, pear, pasta, grain, bread, lean meats, olive oil, corn, vegetables other than above. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to lower my potassium level?

Can you suggest how to lower my potassium level?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist.
Please see this website for info on low potassium diet.
http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium.cfm. ...Read more

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Is there a way to quickly lower my potassium level?

Is there a way to quickly lower my potassium level?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist.
Please see this website for info on low potassium diet.
http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium.cfm. ...Read more

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Can you please help to lower the potassium levels in my blood?

Can you please help to lower the potassium levels in my blood?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist.
Please see this website for info on low potassium diet.
http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium.cfm. ...Read more

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I'm would like a wellness diet menu to lower my potassium levels. What foods should I stay away from?

I'm would like a wellness diet menu to lower my potassium levels. What foods should I stay away from?

See below: Bananas, milk/dairy, avocados, carrots, baked potatoes, orange juice, tomatoes, salmon, raisins. These are only a few. Why exactly are you trying to lower your potassium levels? Do you have kidney disease or any other reason to be cautious of your potassium level? ...Read more

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Will increasing potassium levels help to lower cholesterol?

Not directly: But it's possible if you are eating a potassium rich diet — of which fruits and vegetables are the best sources — that your cholesterol profile may improve related to the food types that your are eating. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help to lower high potassium level?

Please suggest what foods help to lower high potassium level?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist.
Please see this website for info on low potassium diet.
http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium.cfm. ...Read more

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My potassium level is 5.1. After researching this I found out that is not great. Any ideas to quickly lower this number?

Not quickly.: 5.1 is not dangerous in the short term; it needs to be followed, and if it continues to increase, to find and treat the cause. Just playing yo-yo with electrolytes is useless. ...Read more

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My potassium level decrease I am 8mos pregnant possible effect to my baby?

What is the level?: Small changes in electrolyte levels are part of the normal variation. If would affect your baby only if it affects your heart seriously. I hope that you are participating in ante-natal care and your doctor is aware of your lab results. ...Read more

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How does dextrose decrease the potassium level in renal failure?

How does dextrose decrease the potassium level in renal failure?

With insulin: When potassium gets high it can be lowered in the blood by shifting it into the cells. Insulin (and some other drugs) do this. Dextrose (glucose) can stimulate production of Insulin for some effect. For very high potassium levels Insulin and dextrose are both given for more vigorous effect. ...Read more

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How does getting dextrose decrease the potassium level in renal failure?

How does getting dextrose decrease the potassium level in renal failure?

Potassium level: Usually Insulin is given to lower potassium level because it acts quickly. The dextrose is given so that blood sugar does not drop from the insulin. ...Read more

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How does hyperventilation help lower k+ in a patient with high potassium level?

How does hyperventilation help lower k+ in a patient with high potassium level?

Alkalosis, shift: Hyperventilation causes low carbondioxide levels causing resp alkalosis. Alkalosis drives the potassium from extracellular fluid to intracellular compartment which results in low potassium in the blood. ...Read more

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Does gabapentin lower potassium levels? Was prescribed potassium pills, but since starting pain has gotten so bad I can't even sleep. Potassium cause?

Probably not: Gabapentin has many side effects, but low potassium has not been reported. There are many causes of low potassium (often associated with low magnesium!) and these should be evaluated by a nephrologist. Some of them are easily corrected and others require special evaluation by a specialist. ...Read more

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Can I take aldactone (spironolactone) w/ another drug to lower my potassium levels? And both work to do their job? Aldactone (spironolactone) made me have high pot. But I want to take it

It depends: It depends on why you're taking spironolactone (Aldactone). Suggest low potassium diet — especially avoid tomatoes, potatoes, bananas and orange juice (or V8 juice). Some people take an additional diuretic to lower potassium but these drugs have other side effects. ...Read more

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5.4 Potassium level I had blood test for surgery and all were normal range except K how can I lower my Potassium?

It depends: On whether the high potassium level is because of kidney disease, medications (like lisinopril and losartan for BP or potassium supplements), endocrine disease (like hypoaldosteronism) or obstruction. There are medications to lower potassium but they are typically used in the hospital setting only, not for home. If you are eating high potassium foods, you should stop. Diuretics also help lower ...Read more

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Dear MDs: Although my daily diet is > 5000 mg of K rich food/fruits, my K is <3.4. By how much would 12.5 mg diuretic (hctz) decrease potassium level?

Dear MDs: Although my daily diet is > 5000 mg of K rich food/fruits, my K is <3.4. By how much would 12.5 mg diuretic (hctz) decrease potassium level?

Can be significant: HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) can certainly do this! Also, contributing can be subtle things like diuretic effects of alcohol or caffeine, even large amounts of licorice! Some forms of hypertension are associated with low K to begin with ("hyper aldosterone states") and are very sensitive to even low doses of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide). ...Read more

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Potassium level is high from blood test for my 80year father who has parkinson, what can we do to lower potassium?

HIgh potassium level: You need to have your father's kidney function evaluated by having a 24-hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein done as well as having a renal ultrasound done to see the size and morphology of his kidneys. At 80 years, his renal function would not be normal. It could be worse if had diabetes and hypertension. His high potassium level could be a sign of renal disease. Go to a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Blood pressure high on meds potassium level doc told me was low 3.3 lower back pain exhausted etc any clue to what it could be?

Blood pressure high on meds potassium level doc told me was low 3.3 lower back pain exhausted etc any clue to what it could be?

Your symptoms and: Findings are too nonspecific to provide you with a specific diagnosis. It may be as simple as you needing to eat a more nutritious diet and get more exercise. Discuss this issue with your health care provider who has all of your information or schedule a video appointment with a physician on HealthTap. ...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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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?

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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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

Dr. Walter Husar
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