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Potassium citrate and potassium chloride. Which is better for summer heat?

Potassium citrate and potassium chloride. Which is better for summer heat?

Gatorade: Spend a few dollars andbuy gatorade. It is a perfect liquid for this purpose. Dont use home remedies as they can be harmful. ...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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Will low salt low sodium diets lead to iodine deficiency?

Will low salt low sodium diets lead to iodine deficiency?

Unlikely: You get iodine from other food sources beside salt, so you will not have iodine deficiency by cutting back salt. ...Read more

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I have low iodine diet before radio iodine treatment for thyroid cancers?

I have low iodine diet before radio iodine treatment for thyroid cancers?

Pre-treatment: You are on low iodine diet to keep normal iodine from competing with radio-iodine and interfering with the concentration of radio-iodine in the thyroid cancer. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What is DEXA and potassium iodide and how do they effect the thyroid?

What is DEXA and potassium iodide and how do they effect the thyroid?

Dexa?iodide saturate: Not sure 'bout dexa (?Bone density scan?); ki is elemental iodine which is taken up by thyroid. Thyroid needs iodide to make thyroid hormone, but taking ki can cause either hyper- or hypo- thyroidism. Ki was used in japan after nuclear accident to keep people's thyroid from taking up radioactive iodine. ...Read more

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Will 2-6 units of alcohol cause low potassium? Also on florinef (fludrocortisone)

Will 2-6 units of alcohol cause low potassium? Also on florinef (fludrocortisone)

Alcohol units?: Hi. Alcohol is not measured in "units" as far as I've ever heard. Having said that, alcohol at any level does not cause low blood potassium (K). There are some adrenal hormones that, if present in excess, will cause low K. Florinef (fludrocortisone) mimics one such adrenal hormone, aldosterone. If Florinef (fludrocortisone) dose is too high, that can cause low K. Why are you on Florinef (fludrocortisone)? Are you also on hydrocortisone? Need moreinfo ...Read more

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Whats the low iodine diet for the thyroid scan?

Whats the low iodine diet for the thyroid scan?

Preparation: Some diagnostic centers ask patients to undergo a 2 week low-iodine diet prior to a thyroid uptake and scan. This is because the study uses radioactive iodine (i-123 or low i-131) for the test. The iodine contained in food (seafood, table salt, etc.) may compete with the iodine used for the study, and thus results may be biased.Ideally, for the study your thyroid gland should be "hungry" for iodine. ...Read more

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I've got polycystic kydney (v) and i'd like to know how edta calcium disodium could imbalance my ionized calcium and/or sodium in oral chelation ?

I've got polycystic kydney (v) and i'd like to know how edta calcium disodium could imbalance my ionized calcium and/or sodium in oral chelation ?

See answer: Edta is safe when used as a prescription medicine for the correct indications. Edta can cause abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, low blood pressure, skin problems, and fever. It can also cause kidney damage, dangerously low calcium levels, low potassium and magnesium levels, and even death. You should seriously discuss any planned use(s) with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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How does potassium iodide come (KI pills, liquid, capsules), and what is the dose for radiation?

How does potassium iodide come (KI pills, liquid, capsules), and what is the dose for radiation?

Pills for adults: Google "KI pills". BUT, read about adverse effects: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bernard_Le_Guen/publication/11987460_Iodine_kinetics_and_effectiveness_of_stable_iodine_prophylaxis_after_intake_of_radioactive_iodine_A_review/links/546f3c270cf216f8cfa9cc5c.pdf For dosing see: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/EmergencyPreparedness/BioterrorismandDrugPreparedness/ucm072265.htm#products availa ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more

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Is 5omcg of iodine (thyroid support suppl.) plus kalium iodatum 4x 30mg (osteoheel) too much iodine?

Is 5omcg of iodine (thyroid support suppl.) plus kalium iodatum 4x 30mg (osteoheel) too much iodine?

Yes: Unless you live in western china you do not need extra i as "support", have your doctor check if you have a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What is the difference between potassium iodide and potassium gluconate?

What is the difference between potassium iodide and potassium gluconate?

Both potassium but..: Potassium iodide (ki) has potassium complexed with iodine but the other is complexed with gluconate. The former, ki, has more potassium than the latter by weight to weight comparison but it may cause more nausea. Potassium iodide has anti fungal properties and is used as supersaturated product for that (sski), potassium gluconate is frequently used over the counter to replace low potassium levels. ...Read more

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Swollen feet and low potassium, sodium, electrolytes. What is the diagnosis?

Swollen feet and low potassium, sodium, electrolytes. What is the diagnosis?

Check renal function: This all could be a sign of acute or chronic kidney injury/ disease - check with your md! ...Read more

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Tumors on adrenals - does drinking gatorade and adding salt to everything alter your aldesterone levels? Show low sodium in blood work.

Tumors on adrenals - does drinking gatorade and adding salt to everything alter your aldesterone levels?  Show low sodium in blood work.

May help will not cu: You need cure , hormone producing tumors do cause electrolyte imbalance , problem has to be corrected , most of them are amenable for surgical cure, gatorade will provide 250 mg of sodium , 30 gm of carbohydrate added calories may not be good, if you need sodium add more salt in your diet speak to you doctor for long term solution of your problem. ...Read more

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I have hyponatremia, low chloride and high TSH 12.8. Sodium went to 116. Many hospitalizations. Take 10 1gr sodium tabs. Fluid res?

I have hyponatremia, low chloride and high TSH 12.8.  Sodium went to 116.  Many hospitalizations. Take 10 1gr sodium tabs. Fluid res?

Low sodium: You need to see an endocrinologist (ea) as soon as possible. You are hypothyroid (h) with your high tsh. That could be one cause of your low sodium (ls). Ls is a life-threatening situation. See an e, get your h treated with medicine and you may stop the need for your sodium pills and avoid future hospitalizations. You will also begin to feel better. ...Read more

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Can candida be the cause of my defenices I have low iron, low sugar,low potassium & low vitamin D ?

Can candida be the cause of my defenices I have low iron, low sugar,low potassium & low vitamin D ?

No, other way: These deficiencies may be making you susceptible to candida infection. Candida infection is not causing the deficiencies. You can take over the counter supplements for iron, vitamin D and to make up for potassium, eat a couple of bananas each day; these will also provide sugar. ...Read more

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A low sodium salt has contents: 66.6%potassium chloride,33.3%sodium chloride.Should I be concerned on its high potassium or good replacement for salt?

A low sodium salt has contents: 66.6%potassium chloride,33.3%sodium chloride.Should I be concerned on its high potassium or good replacement for salt?

Use caution.: Salt intake and salt replacements are getting a lot of press lately. Sodium load in a diet is getting out of control due to practices of our food industry and taste requirements. People look at the alternatives and Potaccium is one of them. A usual replacement shows that the ratio of NaCL/KCl should be 60/40. So your salt may be showing an unusual ratio. But be aware that it is quantity not ratio. ...Read more

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Klorvess (Definition)

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Klor Con (Definition)

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