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V8 Juice Potassium Content
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.
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.
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?
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.
..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.
My potassium in a cmp typically runs low around a 3.0-3.6. Can I fix this by just increasing my potassium intake by like drinking orange juice daily?
Needs checked: At 18 it needs to be investigated. Are you on diuretics or have BP issues. Reasons for low potassium levels need to be checked.
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!
Can someone with chronically low potassium take stimulant laxatives occasionally for constipation? Should they drink orange juice with the lax?
My bun was 10 and creatine was 0.8. Calcium 10.0. Chloride 105. Sodium 142 and potassium 4.7. Could I have kidney dysfunction? I have protein in urine. Also, can I drink orange juice even though my potassium was 4.7?
Raw or cooked?: Check out www. Dietandfitnesstoday. Com, roughly each 100g of broccoli has 142mg of potassium.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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