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I recently started taking 250mg of magnesium and potassium aspartate and am wondering if this is causing the beige/grey stool that i've had for 2 days?

I recently started taking 250mg of magnesium and potassium aspartate and am wondering if this is causing the beige/grey stool that i've had for 2 days?

Not likely: 250 mg of Magnesium-Potassium Aspartate (presumably, 250 mg of each) provides only 50 mg each of magnesium and potassium. Aspartic acid, combined with these minerals, acts as a mineral transporter, to enhance their uptake into cells. I don't know of any reason why this would alter your stool color. ...Read more

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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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My stool has been loose for the past 2.5 weeks( i think from antibotics), it is causing my potasium to be low 3.4), how can I correct this problem?

My stool has been loose for the past 2.5 weeks( i think from antibotics), it is causing my potasium to be low 3.4), how can I correct this problem?

Probiotics gatorade: First of all, if the diarrhea is caused by antibiotics- you should take probiotics such as acidophyllis to reculture your intestines. You need to get your electrolytes back in balance- and gatorade works well for this. You may also need to use Imodium (loperamide) or Lomotil to control the loose stools. ...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 have slightly raised potassium 5.5. I probably don't drink enough. If I drink it.s usually tea. Could this be the cause.

Unlikely: There are two major causes of hyperkalemia (high potassium): kidney failure, and destruction of large sections of muscle (such as burns or crush injuries). If your kidneys work normally, and you haven't been attacked by a building, the high potassium is most likely lab error from the blood cells being broken during the drawing process (hemolysis). See your doctor and have it redrawn. ...Read more

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Is too much potassium bad?

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

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What are normal potassium levels?

What are normal potassium levels?

Blood potassium: In blood, the normal range is 3.6 mg/dL to 5.4 mg/dL. Labs that run these tests typically report a normal range. If you look at a group of healthy individuals, the potassium level in the vast majority will fall between 4.0 to 4.4. ...Read more

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What are the best sources of potassium?

Fruits and nuts: Good dietary sources include dried fruits, especially apricots, fresh fruits, especially melon, oranges and bananas, nuts, especially almonds and pistachios, and parsley. If a true deficiency is present, potassium in pill form is best. For life threatening deficiency, or in patients that cannot eat intravenous potassium is indicated. ...Read more

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What foods have phosphorus and potassium?

Lots of food: Phosphorous and potassium are a part of many foods. The question is usually how much. High phosphorous foods include seafood, meats, bread and dairy products. Common high potassium foods include potatos, bananas, beans and many fruits. ...Read more

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What are some foods that have potassium in it?

Fruits and veggies: Cantelope, oranges, bannanas, watermelon, tomatoes.Potatoes, .

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My levels are 60 for potassium should I be worried?

NOT POSSIBLE: EITHER YOU MEAN SIX AND THAT IS SUPER HIGH OR YOU MIGHT MEAN AMOUNT IN THE URINE NOT THE BLOOD . PLEASE VERIFY THE INFORMATION ...Read more

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High potassium symptoms?

Depends on how high: When it gets high enough your heart stops. But more commonly high potassium can give you palpitations or sometimes no symptoms at all. Regardless of whether you have symptoms, the cause should be investigated and treated promptly. ...Read more

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Is the potassium a nutrient?

Is the potassium a nutrient?

Mineral: Potassium is an essential mineral used for many functions in your body. It is not a nutrient - that is it contains no energy and your body cannot use it for fuel. But your body needs it critically and without adequate amounts you could get in serious trouble. However, it is a rare diet that lacks enough potassium. ...Read more

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Need help finding high potassium foods?

High potassium food: Tomato, potato, all citrus, peaches, apricots, nectarines, strawberries, melons, mango, banana. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high potassium?

Hyperkalemia. : Early signs are fairly non-specific and can include nausea, malaise, fatigue, muscle weakness and heart palpitations. But these symptoms can be seen in other disorders too, so they are not unique to hyperkalemia. Unfortunately, if the potassium level becomes too high, life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias may develop. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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What blocks the absorption of potassium ?

Potassium absorption: Potassium is easily absorbed by the GI tract but certain potassium tablets with hard coating aren't as easily absorbed. ...Read more

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