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V8 Original Low Sodium Vegetable Juice
Low Na V-8: No. Veggies are better but not as convent. What are you trying to do? Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more
If pt has potassium 3.3 mmol/L sodium 146 mmolL corrected calcium 2.63 mmol/L magnesium 0.70 mmol/L chloride 95 CHF renal & hepatic failure is it OK to add KCL 30 mmol to normal saline IV?
IV FlUID: The decision is an individualized doctor-specific and patient-specific judgement. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is potassium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) better than p.chloride in pt with recurring metabolic acidosis? Pot. has been low & magnesium goes low then borderline high
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
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
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.?
..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
Daily make a smoothie that is water, 2 tbsp Greek yogurt, c of cauliflower, c of blueberries & 1 tangerine. Too much sugar? don't drink soft drinks
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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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