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How Much Potassium In Watermelon
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
I know im not getting enought potassium in my diet so I take supplements. How much potassium should I take a day?
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.
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
.1mg fludrocortisone for dysautonomia lowers potassium too much would half of that dose in morning and then at night stop it dropping as much?
Ask your doctor: You must speak with your doctor about any side effects or and changes in medication doses ...Read more