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Potassium Iodide And Radiation
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
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
Cause of high Ca: The most common cause of hypercalcemia in an ambulatory patient is hyperparathyroidism. The most common cause in a hospitalized patient would be cancer metastatic to the skeleton. I would suggest evaluation for hyperparathyroidism which starts with a match set of blood tests, calcium and intact PTH. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is a combination of calcium carbonate and Vit. D3 contained in the tablet CALCIDAY good for people with low ionized calcium and high PTH?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Check renal function: This all could be a sign of acute or chronic kidney injury/ disease - check with your md! ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What are the dangers of the following ingredients in lotion and body wash during pregnancy? Sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, and titanium dioxide
Skin cleansers: These are not particularly dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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