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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Kaochlor (Overview)

Kaochlor is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Why is my potassium high?

Why is my potassium high?

Drugs, diet, kidneys: Some blood pressure medications can cause elevation of the potassium level (ace inhibitors), problems with kidney function, certain hormonal problems, or if the blood cells rupture in the tube after the blood is drawn. When potassium is too high it can cause problems with heart rhythm and other complications. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim
631 doctors shared insights

Kaochlor (Overview)

Kaochlor is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Potassium 2.4 one yr. ago, corrected with diet. Pot., kidney, blood tests normal since. Will it stay stable even if i don't eat exactly 4800 mg/day?

Potassium 2.4 one yr. ago, corrected with diet. Pot., kidney, blood tests normal since. Will it stay stable even if i don't eat exactly 4800 mg/day?

Probably: It's unusual to have a potassium that low strictly on a dietary basis, unless you were having frequent vomiting. A balanced diet should provide adequate potassium; you should not have to obsess over eating a specific quantity. If your potassium comes back low again, please consult a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Treating Low Potassium (Tip)

Treating Low Potassium

Treat the cause such as diarrhoea and change or stop offending medication. May need supplemention either orally or by I.V. ...See more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, 500 mg /day
daily
Consume potassium rich foods, 3,500 mg daily
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no mre than 1 oz /day.
daily
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Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Compound: A chemical compound composed of potassium and chloride. Medically used to replace potassium when the blood levels re low. Given by mouth or intra venous. ...Read more

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Treating Low Potassium (Tip)

Treating Low Potassium

First, do lab chem panel, not treat mild cases, supplements for mild- moderate cases, IV if severe. ...See 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