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Doctor insights on: The Potassium Content Of Campbells Tomato Soup

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Can I raise potassium level too high by eating tomatos?

Can I raise potassium level too high by eating tomatos?

High potassium level: Your ability to raise your potassium (k) level depends on your kidney function. At 78, you probably have some degree of chronic kidney disease (ckd). The excretion of k by the kidney is diminished in those patients. Depending on your stage of ckd, you may run into elevation of your k if you ingest foods rich in it, such as potatoes, tomatoes, or citrus products. Ask you physician about your case. ...Read more

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A nurse recommended not eating bananas strawberries tomatoes avocados due to high potassium results Not diabetic Is this true and what else needs ck'd?

A nurse recommended not eating bananas strawberries tomatoes avocados due to high potassium results Not diabetic Is this true and what else needs ck'd?

Hyperkalemia: Your elevated K+ level is not from over eating potassium. The underlying reason should be explored. First have test repeated since its usually due to thrombocytosis (clotting) and hemolysis from poor technique, other reasons may be kidney failiure (ATN), rhabdomyolysis, tumor lysis syn., hypocalcemia or medication side effect (including digitalis toxicity). Insist on finding out why and get retest ...Read more

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What level of nicotine begins to create or aggrevate ventricular arrhythmias, and otherwise block up potassium channels? I'm assuming the amount in tomatoes is not enough, but what is the level? Nicotine helped sleep apnea and orthostatic intol.

What level of nicotine begins to create or aggrevate ventricular arrhythmias, and otherwise block up potassium channels? I'm assuming the amount in tomatoes is not enough, but what is the level? Nicotine helped sleep apnea and orthostatic intol.

Recommend specialist: Sounds like u trying to quit/ lower smoking but concern about arrhytmia and use of nicotine " off label" for sleep apnea relieve. You deal with complex medical conditions. Nicotine is a stimulant and hard to say which dose is " safe". Recommend to see cardiologist or " drug rehab" specialit for further assistance., Also check with pulmonalogist for sleep apnea treatment. ...Read more

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Recently found out have low potassium, added 2 banana's, orange juice and tomoato juice to diet but causing loose stools, concerned counterproductive?

Recently found out have low potassium, added 2 banana's, orange juice and tomoato juice to diet but causing loose stools, concerned counterproductive?

Why is it low?: Do you know why is it low?
Is it because you're on medicines that artificially lower it? There are rare genetic conditions that can lower potassium?

Or was this a random lab finding. If it was a random finding, realize potassium levels can fluctuate moment to moment. Also machines have error too. If its borderline low, don't go nuts with a high potassium diet.
If it's markedly low, talk to doc! ...Read more

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What is the potassium content of broccoli sprouts?

What is the potassium content of broccoli sprouts?

Raw or cooked?: Check out www. Dietandfitnesstoday. Com, roughly each 100g of broccoli has 142mg of potassium. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat a bowl of soup that contains 1, 200 mg of potassium at one sitting?

Depends: If your kidney function is ok and you are not on medications that increase potassium it is ok. ...Read more

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Does baked potato soup without the skin contain potassium?

Does baked potato soup without the skin contain potassium?

Yes.: Yes. The potassium is not in the skin. The davita website www. Davita. Com, specifically http://www. Davita. Com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/diet-basics/lowering-potassium-in-potatoes/e/5323 is a good resource and demonstrates how to remove k+ from potatoes - and many other foods. ...Read more

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Does chicken noodle soup contain potassium?

Does chicken noodle soup contain potassium?

Yes: It depend on the kind of soup.
One serving of its chicken noodle soup has 60 calories, 2 g fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 50 mg potassium and 890 mg sodium.
In comparison, the 25 percent less sodium chicken noodle soup has 60 calories, 2 g fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 90 mg potassium and 660 mg sodium. ...Read more

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Does tomato soup help constipation?

Does tomato soup help constipation?

Possibly: There is soluble fiber in tomato soup which can help with bowel movements. There are other food items though higher in fiber that could be more effective ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to the body if you eat nothing but tomato soup and muesli?

Could you tell me what happens to the body if you eat nothing but tomato soup and muesli?

Here's a better idea: You'll lose weight because your diet is boring. You will become deficient in vitamin b12, and probably iodine, zinc, iron, calcium, vitamins a, c, and d, and probably more. Your protein intake will be marginal. And forgive me -- you'll need to deal with everyone thinking you are crazy. How about eating a sensible diet and spending your spare time doing fitness? You'll make friends & be healthy. ...Read more

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A downs syndrome adult has difficulty swallowing with pain/eats only tomato soup for the last few years, what to do?

A downs syndrome adult has difficulty swallowing with pain/eats only tomato soup for the last few years, what to do?

ENT doc: There are many causes for difficult swallowing - dysphagia. See an ENT doc who can examine the patient and do swallowing studies. ...Read more

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Every time I have tomato soup my stomach feels weird. It hurts but it doesn't at the same time it feels so bad. I need to know what this means.?

Every time I have tomato soup my stomach feels weird. It hurts but it doesn't at the same time it feels so bad. I need to know what this means.?

More info needed: Does weird = pain?
If you have gastritis, the acidic soup may exacerbate symptoms. If you have a lactose intolerance, the cream may bother you not knowing its in the mix.
Is good to understand your body. ...Read more

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Why do certain foods increase heart rate? For instance when I eat tomato soup I get bloated and my heart rate rises..

Why do certain foods increase heart rate? For instance when I eat tomato soup I get bloated and my heart rate rises..

Sensitivities - food: You may be sensitive to the amount of histamine in the foods that you eat. You can find a list of histamine rish and histamine poor foods online. Tomatoes are known to be high in histamine. ...Read more

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My boyfriend gets blood in his stool after eating tomato based foods such as spaghetti sauce or tomato soup. Is there anything that can be done?

My boyfriend gets blood in his stool after eating tomato based foods such as spaghetti sauce or tomato soup. Is there anything that can be done?

Food in stool: Boyfriend is likely seeing red from the tomato sauce and tomato bits that are in the stool. If it occurs when he is not having spaghetti sauce and tomatoes then he should see a doctor and check it out. If it is inside the stool then it is probably bleeding from the intestine. If blood is outside the stool and around it is likely from hemorrhoids. Ask pharmacist for card to test stool for blood. ...Read more

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Constant upper ab. Pain, Dr suspects ulcer but tomato soup doesn't hurt? Ultrasound of head and body of pancreas good also enzymes. Any other ideas?

Constant upper ab. Pain, Dr suspects ulcer but tomato soup doesn't hurt? Ultrasound of head and body of pancreas good also enzymes. Any other ideas?

See GI: If gastric ulcer is suspected, you should see a gastroenterologist, schedule an endoscopy. He will look down your stomach with a camera, this will confirm or exclude upper gastrointestinal ulcer. ...Read more

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Just had a tooth extraction.7 hours after the extraction, ate some cool but hot&spicy tomato bisque soup. Is it safe to eat spicy food after a tooth surgery (same day)? Can this type of food cause damage or harm to the extraction site? When can I eat it?

Just had a tooth extraction.7 hours after the extraction, ate some cool but hot&spicy tomato bisque soup. Is it safe to eat spicy food after a tooth surgery (same day)? Can this type of food cause damage or harm to the extraction site? When can I eat it?

Post op: While not recommended to eat hot and spicy food the same day as an extraction, nothing terrible is going to happen from that. The dentist who treated you should have given you oral and/or written instructions and would be the best one to answer your questions. The better you comply with instructions the quicker and easier healing will occur. ...Read more

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I have blood in stools for two days now. But I ate tomatoe soup twice could it b that?

I have blood in stools for two days now. But I ate tomatoe soup twice could it b that?

False hematochezia: Certain foods can color your stool red and can mimic hematochezia (bright red blood in the stool):red gelatin or jello, popsicles, or kool-aid, tomato juice or soup, and large amounts beets. If the red stool persists after avoiding the culprit food item for a few days, it is wise to report this to your doctor for further work-up. ...Read more

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Do hot dogs have potassium??

Do hot dogs have potassium??

Yes: Hot dogs usually have quite bait of potassium and sodium in them. Not the greatest food choice. Eat a salad instead. ...Read more

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How does potassium affect our health?

K health: Too much you die, Not enough you die.
Go go wikipedia for good discussion. ...Read more

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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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Can taking potassium cause you to itch?

Can taking potassium cause you to itch?

No: It must be something else, unless you are allergic to the particular formulation of potassium you are taking. ...Read more

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How can one lower his potassium levels?

Eat less potassium: In food or by taking a diuretic to lose potassium via your kidneys. Also Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) is a medication that allows you to waste more potassium via your bowels. ...Read more

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