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What are non-sweat fruits or vegetables that provide a good source of potassium?

What are non-sweat fruits or vegetables that provide a good source of potassium?

Potassium sources: Foods that contain potassium are quite common. Among them are white beans, dark leafy vegetables such as spinach. Other food are baked potatoes with skin, mushrooms, nuts, chocolate and salmon. ...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


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Eating high intake of potassium rich diet ( 7 banana/ day) and other fruits, yet my potassium level is 3.3, is issue with kidney. Anything needed done?

Eating high intake of potassium rich diet ( 7 banana/ day) and other fruits, yet my potassium level is 3.3, is issue with kidney. Anything needed done?

Low potassium: Benicar/hct has a diuretic that causes potassium (k) magnesium (m) losses in your urine. Ask your physician (p) to check your serum m level. If low, it needs to be repleted as k can't be elevated until the m is within normal limits. If your m is normal, ask your p to check your blood and serum k. If your urine is high in k with a low blood k level, you may have a kidney issue, see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Dear MDs: Although my daily diet is > 5000 mg of K rich food/fruits, my K is <3.4. By how much would 12.5 mg diuretic (hctz) decrease potassium level?

Dear MDs: Although my daily diet is > 5000 mg of K rich food/fruits, my K is <3.4. By how much would 12.5 mg diuretic (hctz)  decrease potassium level?

Can be significant: HCTZ can certainly do this! Also contributing can be subtle things like diuretic effects of alcohol or caffeine, even large amounts of licorice! Some forms of hypertension are associated with low K to begin with ("hyper aldosterone states") and are very sensitive to even low doses of HCTZ. ...Read more

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Do fruit smoothies all contain potassium?

Fruit : Many fruits contain potassium. Fruit smoothies will have potassium if the fruit that is used is one of these. Potassium is not added to smoothies in any extra way. ...Read more

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I have been on a medically prescribed wt loss program for 7 months. My potassium was 5.6 last week and 5.4 two months ago. Will drinks containing potassium such as crystal light keep my levels up? I am eating salads and some fruit as well. I do not use s

I have been on a medically prescribed wt loss program for 7 months. My potassium was 5.6 last week and 5.4 two months ago. Will drinks containing potassium such as crystal light keep my levels up?  I am eating salads and some fruit as well. I do not use s

Sometimes: High potassium foods can continue the potassium problem but high potassium means that the kidneys are not handling the potassium load. Hypertension meds such as ACE inhibitors ("prils") and potassium sparing diuretics can inhibit potassium excretion by the kidneys. Kidney disease along with high blood acid levels can have the same problem. Check with your doctor and perhaps a nephrologist for why! ...Read more

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I lost 100lbs, I exercise daily, I eat 70% raw fruit + veggies. Avg. Sodium is 2.3g, potassium 4.5g. My BP is 134/68. Where could I be going wrong?

I lost 100lbs, I exercise daily, I eat 70% raw fruit + veggies. Avg. Sodium is 2.3g, potassium 4.5g. My BP is 134/68. Where could I be going wrong?

You're doing fine...: You have made excellent progress towards a more healthy lifestyle. Why do you think something may be going wrong? If you had high blood pressire it is now normal. What is your weight goal? Good idea to take a multivitamin, omega 3 oil and vitamin d=3 and b-12. Be sure you continue to follow up with your physician, continue your weight loss/exercise, and please don't get discouraged! ...Read more

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Regarding dried fruit, I thought raisins and prunes don't need preservatives. My last package of prunes had potassium sorbate. Why is that needed?

Preservative: Potassium sorbate is a natural preservative that serves basically the same function as sulfites. It is also used as a flavor enhancer in baby food. Like sulfates, it is "generally regarded as safe" by the fda. ...Read more

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How do I get potassium out of my favorite high-potassium vegetables?

Soak in water?: It is known that soaking potatos helps to take out potassium. Theoretically may be possible from other vegetables but there is no supporting data. ...Read more

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What kind of fruits & vegetables help to reduce high blood pressure?

What kind of fruits & vegetables help to reduce high blood pressure?

See DASH diet: Fruits and vegetables are healthy for a variety of reasons and most people need to increase the amounts they eat. I am not aware of specific fruits or vegetables that have more effects on blood pressure. Low sodium and high potassium(high in fruits and vegetables) diet can help BP. The DASH diet (available with simple search on Google) is specific diet proven to lower BP. Best with low salt diet ...Read more

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Fruits and vegetables to avoid if you have a high alk phos?

Fruits and vegetables to avoid if you have a high alk phos?

Don't Rx a number: Look for the reason the alk phos is high. Many folks with certain blood types shoot the alk phos up every time they eat. Pregnancy, mild paget's, a healing fracture, or cholestasis due to a medication are all famous for raising it -- your physician knows when (and whether) to work it up. 99% of what you read about "foods to eat/avoid for this/that" is hokum. Be proactive. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim
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Kay Ciel (Definition)

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