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Doctor insights on: What Foods Contain Potassium Iodide

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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How long until a large dose of potassium iodide leaves the body? What is its half-life?

How long until a large dose of potassium iodide leaves the body? What is its half-life?

It's complicated: As per dr rhoads please contact your poisons centre or an emergency doctor licensed in the us. The iodine can have prolonged effects on the thyroid gland and so needs specific consultation urgently to get advice for your situation. ...Read more

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Can a person allergic to iodine still take potassium iodide?

Can a person allergic to iodine still take potassium iodide?

Yes.: This involves one of the most popular medical myths. If you are allergic to seafood, you are not allergic to iodine, contrary to very popular belief. (some doctors even have this misconception.) theoretically it is not possible to be allergic to elemental iodine or simple iodide salts (such as potassium iodide) at all. Iodine can cause a non-allergic reaction called iododerma, however. ...Read more

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What is the difference between potassium iodide and potassium gluconate?

Both potassium but..: Potassium iodide (ki) has potassium complexed with iodine but the other is complexed with gluconate. The former, ki, has more potassium than the latter by weight to weight comparison but it may cause more nausea. Potassium iodide has anti fungal properties and is used as supersaturated product for that (sski), potassium gluconate is frequently used over the counter to replace low potassium levels. ...Read more

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What is DEXA and potassium iodide and how do they effect the thyroid?

What is DEXA and potassium iodide and how do they effect the thyroid?

Dexa? Iodide saturate: Not sure 'bout DEXA (? Bone density scan?); ki is elemental iodine which is taken up by thyroid. Thyroid needs iodide to make thyroid hormone, but taking ki can cause either hyper- or hypo- thyroidism. Ki was used in japan after nuclear accident to keep people's thyroid from taking up radioactive iodine. ...Read more

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How does potassium iodide come (KI pills, liquid, capsules), and what is the dose for radiation?

How does potassium iodide come (KI pills, liquid, capsules), and what is the dose for radiation?

Pills for adults: Google "KI pills". BUT, read about adverse effects: https://www. Researchgate. Net/profile/Bernard_Le_Guen/publication/11987460_Iodine_kinetics_and_effectiveness_of_stable_iodine_prophylaxis_after_intake_of_radioactive_iodine_A_review/links/546f3c270cf216f8cfa9cc5c.pdf
For dosing see: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/EmergencyPreparedness/BioterrorismandDrugPreparedness/ucm072265.htm#products availa ...Read more

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Should I have potassium iodide at home in my emergency kit in case of a radiation leak or attack?

Should I have potassium iodide at home in my emergency kit in case of a radiation leak or attack?

Yes: It is not expensive and remains stable for an indefinite time. In case of radiation leak, a dose of it protects the thyroid. This is the most important concern, especially for children. Not likely you will ever need it, but it could become scarce in case of a nuclear emergency. ...Read more

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Can I use potassium iodide to get rid of an internal hordeolum? If so, do I apply it right to the eyelid?

Can I use potassium iodide to get rid of an internal hordeolum? If so, do I apply it right to the eyelid?

Well: Not a good idea see a primary care doctor optometrist or ophthalmologist for specific diagnosis and treatment should not really treat this yourself ...Read more

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Which foods contain potassium and protein?, How long does it take for the food to become semen and increase its volume after ejaculation?

Which foods contain potassium and protein?, How long does it take for the food to become semen and increase its volume after ejaculation?

Here are some. ..: No foods or pills will increase the volume of ejaculated semen since its volume is related with the size of seminal vesicles, the intensity of sexual arousal & orgasm, and the frequency of ejaculation. As to nutritional effect foods, it takes time to emerge depending on personal health and liver function. Regarding K+ & protein-containing foods, fruits & veggie have high K+ and animal meats or egg ...Read more

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Does watermelon contain potassium?

Does watermelon contain potassium?

Yes: Two cups of watermelon pieces provide 320 mg of potassium

read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/524990-potassium-in-bananas-and-watermelons/#ixzz2jfk2r3hz. ...Read more

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What are the most potassium-rich foods?

What are the most potassium-rich foods?

Many K+ high foods: Too many to list but citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit), banana, cantaloupe, tomatoes, potatoes, prunes, raisons, nuts, spinach are some. A comprehensive list can be found on :

https://www. Kidney. Org/atoz/content/potassium ...Read more

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What are potassium rich vegetarian food?

High Potassium: Tomato, avocado, beets, potato, spinach, winter squash, pumpkin, okra, brussel sprouts. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do fruit smoothies all contain potassium?

Do fruit smoothies all contain potassium?

Fruit: Many fruits contain potassium. Fruit smoothies will have potassium if the fruit that is used is one of these. Potassium is not added to smoothies in any extra way. ...Read more

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Does baked potato soup without the skin contain potassium?

Yes.: Yes. The potassium is not in the skin. The davita website www. Davita. Com, specifically http://www. Davita. Com/kidney-disease/diet-and-nutrition/diet-basics/lowering-potassium-in-potatoes/e/5323 is a good resource and demonstrates how to remove k+ from potatoes - and many other foods. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help to lower high potassium level?

Please suggest what foods help to lower high potassium level?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist.
Please see this website for info on low potassium diet.
http://www. Kidney. Org/atoz/content/potassium. Cfm. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find a food database with glycemic index and potassium?

Wanted to know where can I find a food database with glycemic index and potassium?

Food database: An excellent food database is available from AAKP. American Association of Kidney Patients. It is available at AAKP website as Nutrition Counter. This has calories, protein, K, Na, Phosphate per portion of a huge number of foods. Actual glycemic index rating is not given but I recommend you cross reference. ...Read more

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What foods are low in potasium? My last blood test last friday, my potassium was really high.

HIgh potassium level: Did a doctor order your blood test? Did you speak to him? Perhaps you need to see a neprhologist to see what is causing your high potassiumn (k) level in your blood. If you have normal kidney function, your k would not be elevated. Please see a nephrologist to have an examination and take some blood work. Eating a diet low in k probably is not the answer to your high k level in your blood. ...Read more

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I have a 3.2 potassium level, & im scared... Can eating processed/sodium-filled foods cause this? I don't eat nearly as many whole foods as I should...

Don't worry: It's not that bad. It's only mildly low. You can eat more bananas, orange juice, leafy green vegetables, and other vegetables. They contain more potassium. Processed foods can leach nutrients in general but not specifically potassium. ...Read more

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I have been on a medically prescribed wt loss program for 7 months. My potassium was 5.6 last week and 5.4 two months ago. Will drinks containing potassium such as crystal light keep my levels up? I am eating salads and some fruit as well. I do not use s

I have been on a medically prescribed wt loss program for 7 months. My potassium was 5.6 last week and 5.4 two months ago. Will drinks containing potassium such as crystal light keep my levels up? I am eating salads and some fruit as well. I do not use s

Sometimes: High potassium foods can continue the potassium problem but high potassium means that the kidneys are not handling the potassium load. Hypertension meds such as ACE inhibitors ("prils") and potassium sparing diuretics can inhibit potassium excretion by the kidneys. Kidney disease along with high blood acid levels can have the same problem. Check with your doctor and perhaps a nephrologist for why! ...Read more

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What foods will not cause high levels of potassium?

See below: Foods low in potassium are apples, grapes, mushrooms, bell peppers and refined grains.

Some of the high potassium foods are broccoli, lima beans, tomatoes, potatoes, bananas, cantaloupe etc. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food should I eat to lower potassium levels?

Low potassium food: Avoid high potassium foods: tomato, potato, citrus, melons, banana, mango, strawberries, peaches, apricots, nectarines. Eat apple, pear, pasta, grain, bread, lean meats, olive oil, corn, vegetables other than above. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good to eat that are rich in potassium?

Please suggest what foods are good to eat that are rich in potassium?

All foods except..: All foods that fresh, from meat, poultry, fish, and all vegetables are high in potassium. Cheese is higher in potassium, but has sodium in higher concentrations. All processed foods, for the most part, are much higher in sodium and have less potassium than their natural counteparts! A general rule: fresh; frozen; canned. Higher to lower. And processed: too much sodium! ...Read more

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Does lemomade contain potassium?

Lemonade/Potassium: Yes. Lemonade powder is very high in potassium. Some packets contain 120 mg of the salt. ...Read more

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Need help finding high potassium foods?

Partial list:: Http://www. Momswhothink. Com/diet-and-nutrition/foods-high-in-potassium. Html

apricots, dried
artichoke
avocados, raw
bananas, raw
beets, cooked
beet greens
brussels sprouts, cooked
cantaloupe
carrots
dates, dry
figs, dry
honeydew melon
jerusalem artichokes
kiwi fruit, raw
nectarines
orange juice
oranges
pears (fresh)
potatoes, baked,
prune juice
prunes, dried
raisins
spinach, . ...Read more

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Which other foods besides bananas have potassium?

Potassium rich foods: Foods that contain liberal amounts of potassium as citrus fruits, beans, chocolate, tomatoes, cola drinks, both sweet and regular potatoes with their skin, raisins among others. Halibut and swordfish are also excellent sources of potassium. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are high in magnesium and potassium?

Organic greens: Organic fruit and vegetables are better sources than non-organic.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium-benefits. Html. ...Read more

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