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Prune juice contains potassium right?

Prune juice contains potassium right?

Right: Prune juice has potassium, and is considered a good source of dietary potassium.

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

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Is there any thing besides a banana and orange juice that can help me deal with low potassium?

Is there any thing besides a banana and orange juice that can help me deal with low potassium?

Yes: Cantelope, tomatoes, oranges are all high in potassium. Potassium high foods can easily be identified with a little reseach. Salt substitutes typically contain kcl, potassium chloride. Which may be a useful tool for correcting low potassium. All of this needs monitoring and a physicians advice. The cause of the low k and correction of it are the best plan.

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Could low potassium levels (3.1), be caused by consuming lemon juice every day? (I'm thinking Alkalosis) how else is this diagnosed? Thanks

Could low potassium levels (3.1), be caused by consuming lemon juice every day? (I'm thinking Alkalosis) how else is this diagnosed? Thanks

Not lemon juice: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. This value is not dangerous and may even be a lab error or momentary glitch in your physiology. Licorice? Have it rechecked sometime. Ignore everything you read about "alkalosis" in folks who feel well -- it's internet bunk. You may have a mild renal tubular wasting, an aldosteronoma, others.

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I had a turkey sandwich with lettuce& cheese, 12 oz home made lemomade. How much potassium was this? Can I still have an orange juice or should I not?

I had a turkey sandwich with lettuce& cheese, 12 oz home made lemomade. How much potassium was this? Can I still have an orange juice or should I not?

Depends: Oral potassium is very safe unless one has kidney disease. Someone with normal kidneys need not worry about normal dietary potassium at all. Eat what you want.

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Can someone with kidney failure drink orange juice? Are should they stay away from potassium?

Can someone with kidney failure drink orange juice? Are should they stay away from potassium?

For high potassium: Potassium is likely to be high in advanced chronic kidney disease. Potassium can also be high in certain other conditions. Potassium restricted diet is indicated whenever potassium is found to be high. Orange juice is high in potassium and so to be avoided as part of potassium restricted diet. You may check with your doctor and/ or dietitian for specific guidance.

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..Can potassium gluconate and lemon juice be substituted for 10 meq (4 a day) of potassium citrate?

..Can potassium gluconate and lemon juice be substituted for 10 meq (4 a day) of potassium citrate?

No: You will not achieve as good of an alkalinizing affect with this regimen as you would with a citrate supplement.

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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!

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Can someone with chronically low potassium take stimulant laxatives occasionally for constipation? Should they drink orange juice with the lax?

Can someone with chronically low potassium take stimulant laxatives occasionally for constipation? Should they drink orange juice with the lax?

Medical clearance: You should see medical doctor before you start stimulant in case you have low potassium also laxative not good choice with low potassium.

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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.

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Are Odwalla juices good for you? They seem to have too much sugar content

Are Odwalla juices good for you? They seem to have too much sugar content

Prepared Juices: No better than any other juice. High cost, big advertising, the in thing, lots of calories and hip additives. Save your cash and eat an apple.

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How long until fresh juice loses its vitamin and mineral content?

How long until fresh juice loses its vitamin and mineral content?

One week: The minerals will stay around for quite a long time, as they are not as reactive as vitamins. Once vitamins are exposed to oxygen, they oxidize and lose their potency. Most fresh juice needs to be consumed in one to two days due to spoilage, so I would try to drink it within 3 days, just from a spoilage standpoint.

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Can orange juice replenish potassium lost from excessive diarrhea due to a virus?

Can orange juice replenish potassium lost from excessive diarrhea due to a virus?

OJ and potassium: Orange juice (oj) is an excellent source of potassium (k). Drinking just one 8-ounce glass of orange juice every day adds 474 mg of potassium to your diet. If you have diarrhea, you not only lose k you also lose magnesium (m) as well. K levels will not increase if a person has a low m level. If your diarrhea is severe. Perhaps you should get your blood taken to see what your k and m levels are.

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Is ensure low in potassium?

ENSURE: Ensure is not low in potassium. It can overload one with potassium if one has kidney impairment.

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Does align have potassium in it?

Align: Align contains Bifantis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624) which is a probiotic. The list of ingredients on its website includes cellulose, hypromellose, sucrose, magnesium stearate, sodium caseinate, titanium dioxide, trisodium citrate dihydrate, propyl gallate (antioxidant preservative). Please discuss with your physician regarding risks and benefits of using any OTC or supplements.

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Is 5.6 level of potassium risky?

Is 5.6 level of potassium risky?

Yes: High potassium levels cause the haert to become flaccid. See you doctor immediately.

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How should I replace potassium loss?

With oralsupplements: This should be done under the guidance of your doctor as potassium is potentially dangerous.

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