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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Klotrix (Overview)

Klotrix 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

Dr. Clarence Grim
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Klotrix (Overview)

Klotrix 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

Dr. George Mathew Dr. Mathew
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Klotrix (Tip)

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, or ask your doctor about taking magnesium supplements
daily
Consume potassium rich foods, or ask your doctor about taking a potassium supplement
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 ounce per day
daily
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Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Potassium Chloride: A supplement for people who do not have enough potassium in the body. This is caused by either taking drugs such as diuretics (water pills) or from certain diseases. ...Read more

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Klotrix (Tip)

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

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Which electrode works better potassium chloride or silver chloride for ecg?

Sodium chloride: Nacl sodium chloride commonly known as table salt is an electrical conductor that I have used to assess impulses for an ecg. ...Read more

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Dx adrenal insufficiency secondary to long term corticosteroid use. How long for body to kick in and start to normalize potassium?

Dx adrenal insufficiency secondary to long term corticosteroid use. How long for body to kick in and start to normalize potassium?

Variable: It can take a long time. Did you taper the steroids slowly or just stop cold-turkey. Sometimes totally normal response never returns. Check w/your doctor who can test your system and advise you. ...Read more

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My potassium is low so my dr prescribed micro-k 600mg to take 2 tabs 2x a day. Is that a safe dosage? It seems like a lot.

Perfecto!: That's a typical dose. (Don't let the milligram dose fool you-that's only 32 milliequivalents per day total, not much at all). ...Read more

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Is having a potassium level of 2.5 dangerous?

Is having a potassium level of 2.5 dangerous?

Not immediatelu: A potassium level of 2.5 is not ideal, but it's not immediately dangerous. A low potassium level isn't serious until it is less than about 2.0. That said, you need to find out why your potassium level is low, and you need to get it into the normal range. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is potassium chloride and is it lethal?

Essential mineral: Potassium (k) is an element, it is actually a metal and forms salts easily, much like sodium. Potassium is essential to the function of muscle and nerves via a biologic system of electrical potentials. When the k level outside the cell is too high your heart stops, when the k level is too low muscles freeze up. K levels are controlled by the kidneys, high k levels are frequent in renal failure. ...Read more

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Bloodtest said my potassium level was high what can the side effects fromthis be?

Bloodtest said my potassium level was high what can the side effects fromthis be?

May be error: Elevated potassium can be cause by any number of things. A common cause of a blood sample that wasn't prepared correctly. If the blood sample was hemolyzed, potassium levels can rise. Certain medicines can cause elevated potassium. Side effects are minimal. High levels of potassium can cause heart rhythm problems. Make sure you follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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I am taking k-tab for my potassium. Is there a reason they would hurt my system?

Should be monitored: You are probably on this tablet because you have low potassium levels. They are usually well tolerated but some people get gastric upset with these tablets. The main issue while taking these tablets is that the potassium level still needs to be followed so that it does not go to high or too low. ...Read more

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Can an individuarl live a quality life with low potassium. Less than 2.7?

This is too low: And can cause symptoms like cramping or more serious ones like arrhythmia. .. Please get evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Can I mix amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in chocolate milk?

Can I mix amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium in chocolate milk?

Yes, but drink it all: You can mix the two together, but then you have to be sure you or your child drinks every last little bit of the combination to get all of the medicine. The medicine you ask about, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is not very palatable, especially the generic. Yu can also ask many pharmacists to flavor the medication if you or child can't stand the taste, or chase it with something like m&m's to make it taste better. ...Read more

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A hypertension patient taken overdose potassium chloride can raise blood pressure?

An overdose: Of potassium can stop your heart. Follow your doctor's orders and don't take more than prescribed. ...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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I have a 3.2 potassium level, & im scared... Can eating processed/sodium-filled foods cause this? I don't eat nearly as many whole foods as I should...

Don't worry: It's not that bad. It's only mildly low. You can eat more bananas, orange juice, leafy green vegetables, and other vegetables. They contain more potassium. Processed foods can leach nutrients in general but not specifically potassium. ...Read more

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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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Is bittergourd high in potassium?

Is bittergourd high in potassium?

Florinef (fludrocortisone) may help: The key to treating pots is lots of salt and fluid. Flornef can also be useful in some patients. ...Read more

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Is there any potassium in oatmael?

Potassium rich foods: I don't feel that oatmeal is particularly noted as a potassium rich food compared to bananas, citric juices, vegetables and other friuts. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of potassium?

Benefits of K: There are no benefits unless diet K or blood K are low. K is needed for brain, nerves, heart, muscle, Go to wikipedia for more details. ...Read more

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My potassium is 5.5 and rising. Why?

My potassium is 5.5 and rising. Why?

Several causes: Kidney disease, medication, diabetes, diet are broad categories. Can narrow down causes usually based on age and medical problems. Need more information to be more specific. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high levels of potassium?

INPUT-OUTPUT: High levels of potassium can occur due to increased intake of high potassium containing foods, nutritional supplements etc 2. Changes in acid base balance in the body 3. Decreased excretion of the potassium by the kidneys. Most often, it is a combination of 2 or more causes. Very frequently, kidney is always one of the culprits. If you have this problem, please consult md. ...Read more

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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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What raises potassium levels?

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?

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

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Why is potassium is important?

Why is potassium is important?

See below: Potassium has many critical functions throughout the body. The following 2 websites give details as well as good sources in diet: http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/potassium-000320.Htm
http://www. Natural-health-information-centre. Com/potassium. Html. ...Read 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