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Doctor insights on: The Health Benefits Of Potassium Bicarbonate

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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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What are the health benefits of eating a lot of potassium?

Potassium: Https://www. Organicfacts. Net/health-benefits/minerals/health-benefits-of-potassium. Html

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Irregardless of no health benefits, is a 3-day liquid fast (master cleanse)dangerous? Can it cause serious potassium depletion in such short time?

Irregardless of no health benefits, is a 3-day liquid fast (master cleanse)dangerous? Can it cause serious potassium depletion in such short time?

Would avoid on HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): For most people the master cleanse would not be dangerous for 3 days (but I don't advise it) but it could be dangerous for someone taking hydorchlorothiazide as that medicine causes potassium depletion and the master cleanse only provides 245 mg of the recommended 4700 mg of potassium each day. See http://health. Usnews. Com/best-diet/master-cleanse-lemonade-diet
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What is the difference between potassium chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)?

What is the difference between potassium chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)?

Different molecule: Both Potassium Chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) are used as potassium supplements with the only difference being the part of molecule (the anion) attached to the potassium. The bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) portion of the molecule acts differently than chloride and is responsible for the fizzing in soday. It is for this reason that potassium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) can be used as an aantacid. ...Read more

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I am on fludrocortisone for pots. My bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is 32 potassium 3.5 and im short of breath. What should be done?

HIGH BICARB LOW K: Your elevated serum bicarb and reduced serum potassium are due to your med - Fludrocortisone. It signals renal retention of bicarb and excretion of potassium. To remedy - consume more potassium - tomato, potato, citrus, melon, banana, strawberries, etc. Tablets also can help. Also, a bit more salt will help the bicarb retention. Salt will raise potassium excretion though. Hence eat more K. ...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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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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How does potassium benefit our health?

How does potassium benefit our health?

K: Too much you die. Too little you die. Go to wikipedia for good discussion. I specialize in K issues and happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Does fishing have any health benefits?

Does fishing have any health benefits?

Absolutely: Yup. Many of the men that I treat for ptsd, fish. It allows them to have quiet time & to relax. They usually go to isolated places where they have alone time or they can go with buddies. It is quieting & they feel safe. Eating the catch of the day might enhance health as well. ...Read more

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Does doing ballet having any health benefits?

Yes: Ballet keeps you limber, able to stretch and strengthen muscles. It can also provide a great aerobic work out. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of green onions?

Green onions: Http://healthyeating. Sfgate. Com/benefits-green-onions-7762.html

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What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

Antioxidant & happy!: Dark chocolate contains polyphenols and other flavonoids, procyanidans & antioxidants. It also contains mood-enhancing chemicals like phenylethylamine, theobromine, serotonin & anandamide. It lowers systolic blood pressure an average of 5 points & diastolic 3 points & lowers LDL cholesterol by up to 10%.Even LDL cholesterol is only dangerous when it is oxidized & chocolate prevents this. See comment:. ...Read more

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Do some spices have health benefits? Which ones?

Do some spices have health benefits? Which ones?

Nearly all of them: Almost all spices have many benefits. For example, garlic lowers cholesterol & blood pressure & thins blood, cinnamon lowers blood sugar, turmeric is an incredible anti-inflammatory as is ginger, which also relieves nausea. Even salt is an essential nutrient (sea salt is best).A great website that provides detailed information on the benefits of many herbs & spices is www. Whfoods. Com/foodstoc. Php. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits to periodic fasting?

Are there any health benefits to periodic fasting?

Yes: Medically supervised water-only fasting appears to be a safe and effective means of normalizing blood pressure and may assist in motivating health-promoting diet and lifestyle changes. [j manipulative physiol ther. 2002]. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits for garlic for a cold?

What are the health benefits for garlic for a cold?

Can speed recovery: Garlic has a long history of folk use for treating colds. While I have not seen good research on this it is safe to try and many people have found it useful. When garlic is freshly crushed you get allicin which has proven antiviral activity; see http://homeremediesforlife. Com/garlic-for-cold/
A better proven remedy for colds is pellargonium sidoides, sold as Umcka; see http://tinyurl. Com/ztoepsy ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of eating a late dinner?

What are the health benefits of eating a late dinner?

Better to stop at 8p: Eating after 8pm can cause metabolic overload. Best to stop eating before 8pm. Be well. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with eating pickles?

What health benefits are associated with eating pickles?

Not many: Pickles are generally high in sodium. You are much better eating cucumbers and save yourself the sodium intake. ...Read more

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I am wondering what health benefits do herbs and spices have?

I am wondering what health benefits do herbs and spices have?

Herbs and spices: There are many health benefits of both herbs and spices from anti-microbial to anti-anxiety.
For example peppermint is a muscle relaxant, ginger is great for viruses and for digestion. Thyme is a great anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Cinnamon is great for digestion, and for controlling blood sugar. These are just a few benefits. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits to reading books regularly and frequently?

What are the health benefits to reading books regularly and frequently?

Improves the brain: Reading as apposed to auditory or video input challenges your brain to develop pathways to synthesis what you are reading. When you have to produce a mental picture you use more pathways than if the same topic is presented to the brain already laid out. The more you read and the more frequently you read, the more pathways you recruit and the faster and more efficient the brain becomes. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of baby corn? Is baby corn really a type of corn?

What are the health benefits of baby corn? Is baby corn really a type of corn?

Yes: Baby corn is a cereal grain that comes from corn plants when harvested early, so yes, a type of corn. Because it is more immature, it is not as sweet and has a better glycemic index (that is lower) than sweet mature corn does. This type of corn is high in Folic Acid (important for brain health, pregnant women) and potassium. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits from eating offal? If so, what kind and how much should I eat?

Are there any health benefits from eating offal? If so, what kind and how much should I eat?

Gormet vs discards?: Offal refers to the internal organs & entrails of a butchered animal, excluding muscle & bone. Some offal dishes are considered gourmet food (foie gras, pâté, sweetbreads, Scottish haggis, Jewish chopped liver, Southern chitlins, Mexican menudo). Depending on the context, offal also refers to discards of an animal carcass after butchering or skinning (heads, brains, trotters, tripe). Enjoy!? ...Read more

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Does sugar have any health benefits?

Does sugar have any health benefits?

Sure: Sugar is a source of energy. Too much sugar or energy gets stored for a later time as fat. It doesn't have to be broken down so it is available immediately for use, so any extra is put right to fat. Sugar is not necessarily bad just getting to much to quickly is bad. We do better if our bodies have to work some to break compounds down to use them, instead of storing the energy right as fat. ...Read more

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