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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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Can too much Potassium Supp. Cause Insomnia and frequent urinating?

Can too much Potassium Supp. Cause Insomnia and frequent urinating?

NO: I don't know what is too much ??? but the answer is usually NO. Are you using Potassium because you are using water pills ???? ...Read more

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My bloodtest showed my potassium chloride level was 3.2. Is it causing my heart palpitations? EKG was fine. Racing heart causing anxiety and insomnia.

My bloodtest showed my potassium chloride level was 3.2. Is it causing my heart palpitations? EKG was fine. Racing heart causing anxiety and insomnia.

Potassium: levels can be bad for arrhythmia of the heart, with low levels liable to cause more rhythm problems and issues with muscle spasms. At that level K 3.2 it should not be too bad. Eat more bananas and drink more pineapple juice. ...Read more

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If I am having trouble sleeping/upset stomach/tingling in legs and body /low back could this be potassium?

Probably not: See your healthcare provider for a good exam and see if there aren't reasons for your symptoms. A simple blood test can check your electrolytes and make sure they're in normal range. ...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?

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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Kay Ciel (Definition)

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