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Doctor insights on: Similarities Between Magnesium Calcium Potassium Sodium

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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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Is it possible that a person, who did not eat anything for 3 days and only drinking distilled water, have perfectly balanced sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium in her lab?

Is it possible that a person, who did not eat anything for 3 days and only drinking distilled water, have perfectly balanced sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium in her lab?

Yes: The kidney is very smart and will conserve electrolytes in the setting of a lack of intake. If you are well nourished and have no electrolyte issues prior to drinking distilled water the labs should be ok. It just gives an appreciation for how sophisticated the body is.

I would not recommend this as a chronic diet. ...Read more

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Sodium 142, potassium 3.7, total calcium 9.7 ionized calcium 4.6, magnesium 2.2. Muscle twitches/crawls and skipped beats?

Sodium 142, potassium 3.7, total calcium 9.7 ionized calcium 4.6, magnesium 2.2. Muscle twitches/crawls and skipped beats?

Palpitations: The chemical profile prescribed is essentially nor, al however palpitations can occur if other chemistries are abnormal such as hyperthyroidism. Muscle twitching can occur from chemical abnormalities as well as anxiety ...Read more

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Sodium: 142, Potassium 3.7, Magnesium 2.5, C02 34 (High), Chloride 105. are these normal? Can these levels cause an episode of V-tach??

Sodium: 142, Potassium 3.7, Magnesium 2.5, C02 34 (High), Chloride 105. are these normal? Can these levels cause an episode of V-tach??

Mostly normal. Lung?: The electrolytes look mostly normal. The CO2 (actually bicarbonate) level is slightly high, which may be "just you" (no significance), or may be related to some developing lung or kidney problems. In any case, I wouldn't look to the electrolytes as being the cause of VTach. The problem probably lies elsewhere (lung is possible, as is heart disease). TTYD or use HealthTap Prime for more clarity. GL ...Read more

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What causes a low blood calcium level? Mine is 8.5 and I already take potassium and magnesium. Do they have anything to do with it? Vit d 57.6

What causes a low blood calcium level? Mine is 8.5 and I already take potassium and magnesium. Do they have anything to do with it? Vit d 57.6

A calcium of: 8.5 is still normal. The calcium level is "total" calcium, of which 1/2 is bound to proteins. Have your doctor check your "ionized calcium" which is a much more accurate determination of whether your calcium is low or not. Low parathyroid hormone can cause low calcium, as can certain kidney diseases, and other problems. Make sure you are on calcium and d. Your d level is already ok. Check w/docto. ...Read more

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Random twitching, water drop, crawling skin sensation, took V B complex shots I take potassium, magnesium, calcium test fine. Dr said relaxed nerves?

Random twitching, water drop, crawling skin sensation, took V B complex shots I take potassium, magnesium, calcium test fine. Dr said relaxed nerves?

Twitching?: MikeB ~ one of the great urban myths of Medicine is that Bco shots "relaxes the nerves". It does not. If you have normal Vit B2, B6 and B12 levels B Co IM does nothing. No harm done. It is water soluble. The body takes what it needs and the rest is readily excreted in the urine. Are you using any other drugs? Recreational? Consider seeing Neuro. Thx ...Read more

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I don't get all nutrients from my food, I lack all vitamins n sodium, potassium, calcium n iron. Can tablets help me? I'm not a good eater. I'm underweig

I don't get all nutrients from my food, I lack all vitamins n sodium, potassium, calcium n iron. Can tablets help me? I'm not a good eater. I'm underweig

Nutrition: Improving your nutrition is essential. Food sources are best. Eat colored fruits and colored vegetables daily. Aim for 8 servings per day. Take an excellent multivitamin with minerals daily. Centrum brand is excellent but there are others. A nutrient drink such as Ensure is excellent. Iron may require a separate tablet. ...Read more

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Eating too much __________ can cause damage to the liver. Is it. Potassium B. sodium C. vitamin B D. magnesium?

Eating too much __________ can cause damage to the liver. Is it. Potassium B. sodium C. vitamin B D. magnesium?

Liver damage: If you have too much salt in your diet, that excess sodium won't cause liver damage, according to the National Library of Medicine. High dietary intake of Magnesium and Potassium is normalized by renal excretion and will not generally cause problems. High doses (2000 to 3000 mg per day) of niacin (vitamin B3) can also cause nausea, jaundice and elevated liver enzymes mimicking hepatitis. ...Read more

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I did potassium/calcium serum test and was wondering if they could indicate magnesium deficiency, there's no option but MG serum/urine and it's not accurate as I know. What you Drs think?

I did potassium/calcium serum test and was wondering if they could indicate magnesium deficiency, there's no option but MG serum/urine and it's not accurate as I know. What you Drs think?

Nobody knows: Magnesium is by far our least-understood major ion as it's almost entirely intracellular and nobody knows how to test for it. What I do know is that all the "pop" claims are subscientific. You're 19 years old, Adam, at your prime both in terms of athletic and learning capacity. Develop yourself, eat green vegetables, stay fit, prepare hard for your career, and stop reading "worry" internet sites. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w muscle pain spasmsnerve pain. What dosage of calcium and magnesium can I take daily to try to helpdo I need potassium too.

Diagnosed w muscle pain spasmsnerve pain. What dosage of calcium and magnesium can I take daily to try to helpdo I need potassium too.

Check out these: Links. See your dr and have a thorough exam and blood work, the only way to check for vitamin and mineral deficiency. Best wishes! Http://www. Lenntech. Com/recommended- daily-intake. Htm. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/fitness-exercise/features/8-fall-tips-healthy-living. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/migraines/he00004. ...Read more

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Blood test to detect why I have muscle spams? I have calcium, magnesium, RBC magnesium and potassium, is there anything else I am missing?

Blood test to detect why I have muscle spams? I have calcium, magnesium, RBC magnesium and potassium, is there anything else I am missing?

Muscle twitches: Zebra62719 asked:
blood test to detect why I have muscle spams? I have calcium, magnesium, rbc magnesium and potassium, is there anything else I am missing?
Obtain anti-nuclear antibodies, and creatine phosphokinase. Also check with the neurologist who will do an emg. There are many variable conditions which range from the totally benign to very serious conditions. ...Read more

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Can you get electrolyte disturbances ie low blood calcium and/or high blood potassium level While taking Magnesium Citrate 50mg 3x day Migraine Aura?

Mag citrate: This supplement is too low of a dose to cause changes in blood calcium or potassium. Also your body has independent mechanism to regulate these electrolytes. You kidney regulate potassium levels and your body regulates calcium levels via PTH levels which affect intestional aborption, bone resorption and intestinal absortion. Mag Citrate should not alter this. ...Read more

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Sodium serum 144, potassium serum 4.7, chloride serum 102, carbon dioxide 23, calcium serum 10.3 RBC 6.36, and hematocrit 52.6% what could this be?

Sodium serum 144, potassium serum 4.7, chloride serum 102, carbon dioxide 23, calcium serum 10.3 RBC 6.36, and hematocrit 52.6% what could this be?

Probably dehydration: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, since all of these values are elevated, you were likely dehydrated when blood was drawn, however, you should discuss the findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause muscle cramps even when calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels are good?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause muscle cramps even when calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels are good?

May be: Many issues are attributed to low vitamin D without necessarily strong evidence. However, if you suspect vitamin D deficiency, which is common, take about 2000 units of vitamin D3 daily.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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Is it safe to the 250mg each of magnesium and potassium while pregnant? I use it to relieve constipation versus Colace (docusate sodium) which is a Cat C drug.

Not without MD: One should not take a Potassium supplement unless Potassium deficient and not without monitoring. Clear all medications and supplements with your obgyn. Fiber and water are a more natural treatment option for constipation if you are looking to avoid medications. ...Read more

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BUN 12mg dl, sodium 139, potassium 3.6, bicarbonate 22, chloride 104, creatinine 1.5, total calcium 11.2, iodize calcium 5.6, I did urinalysis and no protein or blood was found in my urine, I did kidney scan and my kidneys were perfect, Am I ok?

BUN 12mg dl, sodium 139, potassium 3.6, bicarbonate 22, chloride 104, creatinine 1.5, total calcium 11.2, iodize calcium 5.6, I did urinalysis and no protein or blood was found in my urine, I did kidney scan and my kidneys were perfect, Am I ok?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your serum calcium is higher than normal and you should discuss it with your doctor. You may consult this site for information on this topic:
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003477.htm ...Read more

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Switching from pill to liquid form of magnesium and potassium. I'm told the body absorbs much more from liquid. Should I maintain dosage or take less?

Switching from pill to liquid form of magnesium and potassium. I'm told the body absorbs much more from liquid. Should I maintain dosage or take less?

Supplements?: If you potassium (k) and magnesium (m) are normal, you need no supplements. The body does not care if you take liquid k or m, or pills. Patients with m deficiency have low k levels that cannot be corrected until the m is normal. You are not on a diuretic that causes both k and m loss in the urine. Before you continue taking the k and m supplements, make sure you need to. Get a blood test. ...Read more

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Does potassium remove sodium from the body?

Complex: The two are exchanged for each other in the distal aspect of the kidney filtering units.

Kayexalate is a resin that does exchange sodium for potassium in the gut. Abuse of this treatment can cause the serum sodium to rise. ...Read more

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Can you take potassium and magnesium together?

Yes: You can take both potassium and magnesium together. In fact, people who are deficient in magnesium tend to also be deficient in potassium.
Magnesium citrate is one of the better forms of magnesium. More info on: http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits. Html. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Dr. Leonard Stein
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