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Doctor insights on: Is Diarrhea Considered To Be A Side Effect Of Potassium Supplements

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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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What are the most effective potassium supplements you can take?

What are the most effective potassium supplements you can take?

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

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Are over-the-counter potassium supplements safe?

Are over-the-counter potassium supplements safe?

Why?: If you have low potassium there needs to be an evaluation and cause? Taking diuretics? Renal issues? Etc! In moderation, and in normal persons potassium should be excreted if not needed. In excess and with some problems it could be quite dangerous ...Read more

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What are the best over-the-counter potassium supplements?

What are the best over-the-counter potassium  supplements?

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

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Is it dangerous to take a potassium supplement while also taking losartan?

Is it dangerous to take a potassium supplement while also taking losartan?

Possibly: If you are taking a potassium supplement because you are being treated with a diuretic, upon adding losartan, you might not require continuation of the potassium supplement. Monitor potassium. ...Read more

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How much potassium supplements should I take over-the-counter for low potassium levels I have hypokalimea?

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

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I recently realized I am only consuming ~800mg of potassium a day (including my multivitamin), should I start taking a potassium supplement?

Potassium : With normal kidney and endocrine function and a reasonably well balanced diet potassium is tightly homeostatically regulated ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more