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How To Deal With Gastritis From Potassium Supplements
Supplements: Potassium (k) supplements are available and can be used to supplement low serum k levels. You should see your doctor to see if you actually need supplemental k and, if so, why. You may have a loss of k via your kidneys due to medications or a magnesium deficit. See your physician in the office for the right answer to your question. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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Fruits & vegetables:
All otc potassium supplements in the us are limited to 99 mg because more can irritate your stomach. 1 cup of tomatoes/1 cup of carrots or 1 banana = 4 of these pills. 1 baked potato or yam= 9 pills. Leafy greens, mushrooms & avocado are other good sources. See http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Dbid=90&tname=nutrient
as dr. Anywanu mentions, if on an ace inhibitor too much potassium is dangerous! ...Read more
Potassium supplement: The most effective potassium supplement is your diet and usually if you eat lots of fruits and vegetables then you will obtain all the potassium you need from your diet. However, some medicines and health issues cause individuals to loose potassium, and those people need to take extra. So try to eat foods rich in potassium like bananas, potatoes and oranges or take supplements with a meal. ...Read more
Possible: Suggest talking with the DR who gave you the medication. ...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?
How much potassium supplements should I take over-the-counter for low potassium levels I have hypokalimea?
Here are some. ..: Your clinical profile suggested you've been under professional care so ti would be most reasonable and beneficial for you to address this Q to your existing Doc since she/he knows the most about your conditions and the best about what you need than anyone else. So, contact Doc timely. ...Read more
Will taking Potassium supplement (low does of course) help with my water rentention due to antihistamine use?
I recently realized I am only consuming ~800mg of potassium a day (including my multivitamin), should I start taking a potassium supplement?
If I take Losartan (100mg) is it ok to have a banana or two during the day? I read where you're not supposed to take a potassium supplement with.
Consider workup: Rather than asking about potassium supplements, the first thing I would make sure is there is no reversible causes or hypertension and hypokalemia. People with a genetic disorder that cause high aldosterone levels will lead to more sodium retention resulting in hypertension. Wehn sodium is absorbed, it dumps potassium. If an adenoma is causing this, it may be able to be removed and fix problem. ...Read more
Is losartan potassium tablets given for hypertension also a potassium supplement or are they two different medicines?
What is a safe, sugar-free potassium supplement (that does not include sodium!) I can buy to boost my electrolytes? Other than food.
Taking potassium supplements as fludrocortisone lowers it to 3, on 70meq its 4.1. If potassium intake was high would body excrete it effectively?
Yes, if: If you have normal renal function, yes, your kidneys will remove any excess. ...Read more
I take potassium supplements daily. Dr cannot determine the cause of my low potassium. Potassium blood work continues to be normal. Other tests?
If I have Idiopathic Intercranical Hypertension, and am currently on Diamox, (acetazolamide) would it be best to take potassium supplements, or just eat rich foods?
Diamox (acetazolamide): Both are appropriate confirmed by blood test ...Read more
Not recommended.: potassium supplements in general do not have any beneficial effects, unless you are diagnosed with low potassium, in which case supplements may be necessary. If you have not been diagnosed as such, however, potassium supplements will not be beneficial, and can, under the wrong circumstances, cause problems with your heart rhythm, occasionally even fatal, if potassium level rises too high. Beware! ...Read more
I've heard that a magnesium and potassium supplement can help with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) tolerance. Is that true?
See answer: Some users of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) suggest that taking magnesium and potassium supplements along with the medication helps to reduce tolerance. However, I am unaware of any validated or reproducible authoritarian sources or scientific research that support these claims. There is some research suggesting that magnesium supplementation might help to improve ADHD type symptoms in children with the disorder. ...Read more
Vomiting bug, throwing up every 15-40mins. On potassium supplement for florinef (fludrocortisone). How long do I need to keep it down to be absorbed (the potassium&water?
Nope and dangerous: Potassium does not help with gastritis. Magnesium does i.e. Maalox, mylanta, and their generic equivalents. These have magnesium and aluminum salts. Taking losts of potassium could be risky especially if you have slow kidney function or taking some BP meds. If you achieve high potassium blood levels, it may cause severe life-threatening heart problems. ...Read more
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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Diagnosed with chronic non-atrophic gastritis H. Pyori +. Is this combination of meds OK? : bismuth potassium citrate/ tinidazole/ clarithromycin.
H pylori regimens: We often use a combination of 3-4 medications for various 7-14d to treat H pylori infections (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3449761/table/t1-ceg-5-151/). There are some concerns for clarithromycin resistance. Don't consume alcohol while taking Metronidazole. While your regimen is "ok", it doesn't appear to match standard of care nor include proton pump inhibitor. ...Read more
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