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I'm taking lyrica (pregabalin) and have so much water retention is potassium good for that? How can I come off lyrica (pregabalin)l without withdrawal

I'm taking lyrica (pregabalin) and have so much water retention is potassium good for that? How can I come off lyrica (pregabalin)l without withdrawal

Lyrica (pregabalin): Water retention is an uncommon, although certainly well-recognized, side effect of Lyrica (pregabalin). Potassium should not help with the water retention. If you do need to stop the Lyrica (pregabalin), it is good to withdraw slowly, with a 7 to 10 day wean being adequate. Be sure to discuss with your doctor before attempting any changes of this medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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I am 47 years old. Is potassium of 3.6 mmol/L too low?

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I am 47 years old. Is potassium of 3.6 mmol/L too low?

Normal: Check out https://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/potassium/refrange/ for normal reference of potassium. To determine whether lab results are (ab)normal, always ask for complete results so that you can compare your results w/lab's normal reference range (which can vary depending upon how test was performed). ...Read more

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My potassium level is: 3,30 mmol/L (range: 3,50-5,50). In this case would I need to take some potassium pill, or this is not so low? Thank you!

My potassium level is: 3,30 mmol/L (range: 3,50-5,50). In this case would I need to take some potassium pill, or this is not so low? Thank you!

Diet or Pill: This is not so low and might correct with adding bananas or orange juice for a few days. Be sure your magnesium level was normal because this will need to be repleted with a pill and bot magnesium and potassium rechecked. Be sure to follow up with your doctor for another blood draw. ...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?

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,.

Get a more detailed answer ›
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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?

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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Is acesulfame potassium safe?

Acesulfame potassium: Yes it is safe! Please go to Wikipedia and learn how safe it is. Relax! ...Read more

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Does tea have potassium in it?

Low: Tea has potassium but its considered low potassium beverage. ...Read more

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Is Acesulfame Potassium safe?

Most likely: An artificial sweetener more common in europe than in the US. Despite some un sanctioned claims that it is a carcinogen, the FDA and similar british agency Deem it safe, and discounts carcinogicity. It is probably best to avoid if you are attempting to lose weight as it has the potential to raise insulin levels, stimulating you to crave more food, similar to how diet sodas prevent weight loss. ...Read more

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What does high potassium mean?

Higher than normal: Usual lab potassium normal range is 3.8--5.0. May be slightly different from laboratory to laboratory. Any potassium level above that is considered high and has to be evaluation. Potassium above 5.5 meq/l is usually considered critically high. ...Read more

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Does lemomade contain potassium?

Does lemomade contain potassium?

Lemonade/Potassium: Yes. Lemonade powder is very high in potassium. Some packets contain 120 mg of the salt. ...Read more

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Is a blood potassium of 4.7 high?

JUST BARELY: Many potential causes, most of them benign. Sometimes, re checking it is all that's needed. ...Read more

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Does watermelon contain potassium?

Yes: Two cups of watermelon pieces provide 320 mg of potassium

read more: http://www.Livestrong. Com/article/524990-potassium-in-bananas-and-watermelons/#ixzz2jfk2r3hz. ...Read more

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What to do to lower high potassium?

What to do to lower high potassium?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist.
Please see this website for info on low potassium diet.
http://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium.cfm. ...Read more

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What are some potassium-rich snacks?

What are some potassium-rich snacks?

High K+ Food List: Many types of food have high potassium and a list can be found at:

https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/potassium ...Read more

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Does potassium of 3.2 make you tired?

Possibly: Normal potassium levels are 3.5 to 5.5 a level of 3.2 can certainly cause symptoms including feeling tired. This can be serious. Y. ...Read more

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Is vitimin e good to lower potassium?

Vit E and postassium: Vitamin e does nothing to promote the elimination from the body. ...Read more

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Need help finding high potassium foods?

Partial list: : http://www.momswhothink.com/diet-and-nutrition/foods-high-in-potassium.html

Apricots, dried artichoke avocados, raw bananas, raw beets, cooked beet greens brussels sprouts, cooked cantaloupe carrots dates, dry figs, dry honeydew melon jerusalem artichokes kiwi fruit, raw nectarines orange juice oranges pears (fresh) potatoes, baked, prune juice prunes, dried raisins spinach,. ...Read more

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