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I have low vitamin d, low alkaline phosphatase, high uric acid and high triglycerides. Is there something that links all of these together?
There is some: relationship between low vitamin D and alkaline phosphatase as both influence bone metabolism. But typically dysfunctional bone turnover raises alkaline phosphatase; a low value suggests some impairment of the gall bladder/bile duct/liver system. High uric acid is often genetic, but can be dietary: seafood (scallops/sardines), liver, red meat. Beer/sugary drinks raise uric acid and triglycerides! ...Read more
Which vitamin water contains the most potassium? Pain in legs requires potassium pills, but vitamin water helps condition.
Read the label. : The answer to your question lies within the nutritional information label on the vitamin water package. Look at the different waters and compare them for yourself. ...Read more
Can vitamin d deficiency cause muscle cramps even when calcium, magnesium, and potassium levels are good?
May be: Many issues are attributed to low vitamin D without necessarily strong evidence. However, if you suspect vitamin D deficiency, which is common, take about 2000 units of vitamin D3 daily. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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
My mother has a high potassium level and was told to not eat bananas, yams. What foods are low in potassium?
Poor dietary intake: It can be due to multiple reasons, most often due to poor dietary intake in cases of malnutrition or chronic alcoholism. Alcohol abuse causes low potassium and vitamin deficiency through a combination of poor diet and vomiting. Also any disease that interfere with the absorption of nutrients thru the gastrointestinal tract such as celiac disease can produce similar deficiencies. Hope it helps. ...Read more
LDL, not Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fat molecule manufactured by every animal cell, a building block of each cell membrane (enables membrane fluidity/movement without tearing), is fundamental to the survival of every animal cell. Lipoproteins (proteins which transport all fats in the water outside cells) is the correct issue for artery disease (e.g. Ldl ?700 nmol/l, HDL ?45 µmol/l). Cholesterol ?$, but misleading. ...Read more
High renal loss of potassium & magnesium in urine. Blood potassium always at low end of range. Extreme weakness, nausea, numb. What would you think??
Inherited vs med vs?: The rare inherited Gitelman & Bartter syndromes can cause a loss of potassium & magnesium (in Gitelman & in some cases of Bartter's) in the urine, which can cause fatigue and cramps. Some meds can do this, such as the blood pressure med Hydrochlorothiazide. For symptoms, potassium typically has to be well below normal range. Without full info & evaluation, individualized diagnosis is not possible. ...Read more
Low potassium has made my legs cramp. Taking supplements. Not a nervous person. Could low potassium cause feelings of nervousness?
Absolutely: Low potassium (or what we call, hypokalemia) can have a wide array of symptoms associated with it. Generally, they are in the constellation of weakness, fatigue, muscle cramping - but psychological symptoms have been reported. Contact your doctor immediately to advise on treatment and additional testing. CAUTION: Potassium is one of the elements that if you get too much, it can be disastrous. ...Read more
What foods have the highest amount of potassium? My doctor told me that my potassium levels were low.
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. ...Read more
Calcium and ionized calcium level normal, but taking calcium supplements helps control fasiculations/spasms. Why? I also have cervical myelopathy.
Hard to explain: It is hard to explain this one. Are the fasciculations all over? Or are they focused to an area - such as muscles in one arm? Perhaps the calcium helps you control magnesium, or another mineral, which may also affect muscle membrane electrical polarization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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