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Does watermelon contain potassium?

Does watermelon contain potassium?

Yes: Two cups of watermelon pieces provide 320 mg of potassium

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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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Can taking too much potassium cause ankles to swell?

Directly - no: But it might affect the cardiac function enough to cause leg edema. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for your potassium level to raise?

How much time does it take for your potassium level to raise?

K: Can go up in seconds. Need more details. Why was it low?

I specialize in K problems and here for next 2 hours to help. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does too much potassium in the body mean?

Too much potassium: Lab work shows that the potassium level in the blood is above the normal. Ask the physician who ordered the test for more information about the results and what they mean to the patient. ...Read more

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Does inhaled Beclometasone dose 500mcg per day lower potassium much?

Does inhaled Beclometasone dose 500mcg per day lower potassium much?

Here are some ...: For such individual sequence of events in medical care for pulmonary difficulty, it would be most beneficial and logical to direct this question to your treating Doc so to secure the quality of care. Online spotty inquiry would not serve such need. So, go to ask your treating Doc ASAP. However, regardless of what, who, and how you're, practice low-risk healthy lifestyle .... Best wish .... ...Read more

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How much potassium would it take to have an overdose in the human body?

High Potassium: The answer depends on one's kidney function and how quickly the potassium (k) increases. People with chronic kidney disease (ckd) have higher k levels than those without it and would be expected to tolerate them better than those without ckd. In patients with normal kidney function, a rapid increase over a few hours of k can cause lethal complications. Check with your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Can eating 2 bananas a day raise your potassium? How much bannana is too much?

Can eating 2 bananas a day raise your potassium?  How much bannana is too much?

Yes: But that should not be too much. About 4700meq is daily recommended. Each large Banana has about 420. How much is too much potassuim intake depends on your renal function and medications. ...Read more

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Please help, how much potassium does it take to have an overdose in the human body?

Please help, how much potassium does it take to have an overdose in the human body?

Electrolytes: Potassium is an important electrolyte in the conduction system of the body. It allows for nerves to transmit their impulses and muscles to respond. When levels get high (over 5) it may cause irregularities in heart rhythm. Every 10meq ingested raises serum values by .1. If there is renal disease the kidney can't remove the excess and values may get dangerously high. ...Read more

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Coconut water potassium too much for babies?

No coconut water: Water is not safe for babies under 6 mts. It can lead to sodium imbalance which can cause seizures. Only breast milk/formula before then. After 6 mts, can offer small amounts of water in a cup. Fruit juice is ok too but I believe that kids are better off if they don't discover fruit juice and get that taste for sugary drinks. I have never heard of giving babies coconut water. I would be cautious. ...Read more

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How much time it takes to restore potassium in cells?

Here are some...: How soon to restore intracellular potassium depends on how much deficit of potassium inside the cells and how fast the potassium supplement is givien since the intracellular potassium comprises 98% of total body potassium. So, to a sense, the pace of potassium supplement should be given slowly and monitored with testing electorlytes periodically and EKG as needed. ...Read more

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Help please? How much potassium should you have a day?

Potassium intake: The amount of potassium (K) intake is dependent on several factors. One is the presence of any kidney disease, another is the amount losses of potassium, such as in sweat and through the urine and the intake of K rich food. In fact, the only sure way to diagnose and treat a K deficiency is by blood work. If you do not have a K deficiency on a lab test, what ever you are doing seems to be working. ...Read more

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What are the signs that you get too much or too little potassium?

K: Too much-you die.
Too little you die.

So need more details. I specialize in K problems. And here for another 2 hours for 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Do I need more potassium in my diet? If so, how much is recommended?

Do I need more potassium in my diet? If so, how much is recommended?

1.5-2 gm : Of potassium is adequate for most adults. Potassium deficiency is rare if you are on a balanced diet and not taking medications which cause loss of potassium in urine such as diuretics aka water pills (furosemide, hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) etc). ...Read more

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What is 25 mEq converted to mg? I want to know how much potassium I am taking.

Not important: Meq mg does not matter the higher the number the more K you are getting. Need to check your blood K to make sure it is not getting to high ...Read more

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My potassium was 3.8 a week ago. I haven't had an appetite since so I haven't eaten much. Could it be dangerous now? How fast will this drop?

My potassium was 3.8 a week ago. I haven't had an appetite since so I haven't eaten much. Could it be dangerous now? How fast will this drop?

Here are some...: One should not draw a conclusion, just based on an isolated report to presume something serious with a keen analysis of detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events on lifestyle, health state, drug use, etc. ; that will make life miserable. In fact, I would not worry about 3.8 mEQ/dl in one test on K+, but repeat it once. More? Go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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How many milligrams of potassium should you have a . Day? Mine is up and having a hard time figuring out how much is too much. Please respond.

Talk to doctor: High potassium can be a side effect of medication (some blood pressure drugs, especially), kidney problems or occasionally hormone imbalance. Check with your doctor to have that evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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On the average how much should Spironolactone increase potassium levels?

High potassium level: In the presence of normal kidney function and if you aren't taking other potassium retaining medications, Your serum potassium may only rise 1 or 2 milliequivalents at most which shouldn't be dangerous. This is an extracellular measurement and the intracellular level wouldn't be measured. Consult your physician, who knows your condition best, if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have phase 3 blood in your urine and too much potassium?

?renal failure: You may have nephritis, you need to have work up including looking for protein in the urine, check your blood pressure, kidney function. See yopur priamry and may need nephrology consult. ...Read more

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Can consuming too much potassium or other electrolytes in diet cause severe lightheadedness?

Can consuming too much potassium or other electrolytes in diet cause severe lightheadedness?

YES: When the amount of electrolytes in your body is too high or too low, you can develop dizziness, cramps, and problems with an irregular heart beat (heart rhythm) or symptoms of mental confusion. If you think you might have an electrolyte disturbance or have symptoms of dizziness, nausea, fatigue, or muscle twitching or spasms that continue, call and schedule an appointment. Feel better. ...Read more

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What to do if I think my body is excreting too much water, sodium & potassium! What can I do?

Chemistry panel: Our kidneys get rid of water, sodium and potassium, if the intake of these are high. I suggest you consult your physician and get some simple blood tests like basic chemistry panel, which will detect the electrolyte problems. ...Read more

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Is my high potassium due to my kidney not working good or just because I had taken too much potassium?

Multiple causes: Hi potassium can also be because the blood draw tube sat too long and cells released potassium. If your kidneys are working properly and you take no meds, your body should excrete all excess potassium. Ace inhibitors and spironolactone can elevate potassium. ...Read more

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I know im not getting enought potassium in my diet so I take supplements. How much potassium should I take a day?

I know im not getting enought potassium in my diet so I take supplements.  How much potassium should I take a day?

Potassium: A normal diet will provide adequate potassium. You should not take excess potassium unless advised by your doctor to do so. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give my 20 month old son a banana every day? My friend said I shouldn't because they have so much potassium.

Is it okay to give my 20 month old son a banana every day? My friend said I shouldn't because they have so much potassium.

No problem: A kid with normal kidneys can easily process a banana every day. However, this is a constipation inducer in some and you may want to try a smaller amount before you run into that problem. ...Read more

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Low Aldosterone 10 range 15-70 with normal sodium and potassium?? And I eat a normal sodium diet, not too much and not too little sodium.

Low Aldosterone 10 range 15-70 with normal sodium and potassium?? And I eat a normal sodium diet, not too much and not too little sodium.

ACTH challenge tes: A low aldosterone could be due to a problem with the adrenal glands or due to other causes. An ACTH stimulation test for aldosterone can be done — a low aldosterone response to the stimulation would indicate that there is dysfunction in the adrenal glands. A high aldosterone response would indicate that the problem is not due to adrenal gland dysfunction. ...Read more

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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

Dr. James Lin
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Watermelon (Definition)

Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick ...Read more


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