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Doctor insights on: V8 Original Low Sodium Vegetable Juice

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Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


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Will v8 vegetable juice affect my warfarin levels?

Will v8 vegetable juice affect my warfarin levels?

Prothrombin time: V8 juice or leafy vegetables do not affect warfarin level but reduce its effectiveness, If you change your diet, consult your doctor to reassess prothrombin time, Prothrombin time (PT) is the test used to monitor the effectiveness and safety of warfarin. ...Read more

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Eating high intake of potassium rich diet ( 7 banana/ day) and other fruits, yet my potassium level is 3.3, is issue with kidney. Anything needed done?

Eating high intake of potassium rich diet ( 7 banana/ day) and other fruits, yet my potassium level is 3.3, is issue with kidney. Anything needed done?

Low potassium: Benicar/hct has a diuretic that causes potassium (k) magnesium (m) losses in your urine. Ask your physician (p) to check your serum m level. If low, it needs to be repleted as k can't be elevated until the m is within normal limits. If your m is normal, ask your p to check your blood and serum k. If your urine is high in k with a low blood k level, you may have a kidney issue, see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?

Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Is processed meats made with carmelized sugars instead of sodium nitrates ok to eat?

Is processed meats made with carmelized sugars instead of sodium nitrates ok to eat?

Yes, but: not the most nutritious option. Cooking fresh meat is better. Removing the nitrates has healthful benefits, but adding carmelized sugar carries all expected risk (weight gain, missed nutrients when filling up on high carb foods, tooth decay, insulin intolerance, etc) ...Read more

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Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

If u can get: It over the counter it's unlikely to cause miscarriages or birth defects. The amount required to enter your blood stream and get to the baby would have to be high, likely. It should e fine, i'm not aware of any issues. ...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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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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Love to eat potassium rich diet daily 5000 mg ( 5 bananas, dates, apricot)but my potassium level is no more than 3.2. Is this kidney issue. Feedback.?

Love to eat potassium rich  diet daily 5000 mg ( 5 bananas, dates, apricot)but my potassium level is no more than 3.2. Is this kidney issue. Feedback.?

Investigate: Potassium level of 3.2 can be if you are taking diuretics or if you chronic diarrhea. Otherwise you are having more losses throygh kidney and the reason should be figured out with the help of a doctor. ...Read more

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..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. ...Read more

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0.48 mmol/l urate level, high BP level, taking 10/10 mg.Perindropil&amlodipine medicine.Is it good to take lemon with warm water to lower uric acid?

0.48 mmol/l urate level, high BP level, taking 10/10 mg.Perindropil&amlodipine medicine.Is it good to take lemon with warm water to lower uric acid?

Yes: Uric acid is a byproduct of protein consumption, an excess of which can cause gout or kidney stones. Though excess uric acid (hyperuricemia) associated with frequent episodes of gout or kidney stones may require prescription drugs for control, appropriate changes in one's diet is often all that is needed: good hydration, reducing purine intake (red meats), and neutralizing uric acid (lemon water). ...Read more

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17m baby,eating 3 meals only,3 cups yoghurt daily 100 gm each,no bread,1or2 tbs pasta or rice,1oz chicken/meat,3 tbs veg.,200 ml fruits.no sugar/salt?

17m baby,eating 3 meals only,3 cups yoghurt daily 100 gm each,no bread,1or2 tbs pasta or rice,1oz chicken/meat,3 tbs veg.,200 ml fruits.no sugar/salt?

Baby diet: hello ~ I dont know what your question is because you havent asked one, but reading that list, let me note this: PLEASE DONT ADD SALT OR SUGAR TO ANY BABYS DIET ! THANKS ...Read more

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Sodium free beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, pinto) vs sweet potatoes which is healthier for wright loss? I've been eatin beans and avoiding potatoes

Sodium free  beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, pinto) vs sweet potatoes which is healthier for wright loss? I've been eatin beans and avoiding potatoes

Neither: Both types of foods contain high glycemic index sugars, the sweet potatoes being somewhat worse. A balanced, lower fat diet and exercise will suffice for weight loss of 10 lbs. Or so. A larger weight loss might require a specific diet. Of those available you should look at the dukan diet. It is a low-fat, high protein, low glycemic index-food diet and is safe for most people. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what urine: creatinine .26; potassium 18, sodium 18 numbers could mean? With balanced diet of calories, sodium and potassium

Does anyone know what urine: creatinine .26; potassium 18, sodium 18  numbers could mean? With balanced diet of calories, sodium and potassium

Why was urine tested: It all depends on why the test was done and in what context, adequate creatinine in urine means kidney function (GFR) is near normal & amount of sodium, potassium in urine depends on dietary intake & other the then medical conditions such as presence of diarrhea or vomiting or medicines being taken for any other medical conditions incl bp! that's why important to know why test was done at all! ...Read more

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Potassium 4.0 with good diet. On fludrocortisone 0.1mg its 3.2 with 80meq potassium? Urine potassium normal before florinef. Big drop from low dose?

Potassium 4.0 with good diet. On fludrocortisone 0.1mg its 3.2 with 80meq potassium? Urine potassium normal before florinef. Big drop from low dose?

Need more info: why are you having urine k losses ? And what is the exact issue at concern. Needing large doses of k and Florinef (fludrocortisone) is not usual. Mediation are the most common reason then there are intrinsic kidney disease that cause high irons losses. ...Read more

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A low sodium salt has contents: 66.6%potassium chloride,33.3%sodium chloride.Should I be concerned on its high potassium or good replacement for salt?

A low sodium salt has contents: 66.6%potassium chloride,33.3%sodium chloride.Should I be concerned on its high potassium or good replacement for salt?

Use caution.: Salt intake and salt replacements are getting a lot of press lately. Sodium load in a diet is getting out of control due to practices of our food industry and taste requirements. People look at the alternatives and Potaccium is one of them. A usual replacement shows that the ratio of NaCL/KCl should be 60/40. So your salt may be showing an unusual ratio. But be aware that it is quantity not ratio. ...Read more

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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more