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What Helps A Body Absorb Potassium
Switching from pill to liquid form of magnesium and potassium. I'm told the body absorbs much more from liquid. Should I maintain dosage or take less?
Supplements?: If you potassium (k) and magnesium (m) are normal, you need no supplements. The body does not care if you take liquid k or m, or pills. Patients with m deficiency have low k levels that cannot be corrected until the m is normal. You are not on a diuretic that causes both k and m loss in the urine. Before you continue taking the k and m supplements, make sure you need to. Get a blood test. ...Read more
How quickly is the powdered form of Potassium Chloride 25mEq absorbed into the body? How long does it take to raise blood level of K?
Lots of things: There are numerous medications that affect potassium balance as well as modify potassium removal from the body. One of the most common conditions in the U.S. Is a high sodium diet requiring the use of diuretics to avoid fluid overload giving the side effect low potassium. There are rare hormone causes of kidney potassium losses. Also vomiting or diarrhea can cause low potassium. Good luck. ...Read more
Reducing potassium: To reduce potassium from blood and tissues, assure daily bowel movements, even with gentle MOM or Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Assure abundant urine flow - 3 liters per day. Limit intake of high potassium foods - tomato, citrus, potato, melon, peaches, apricots, banana, strawberries, others ...Read more
High Potassium: The answer depends on one's kidney function and how quickly the potassium (k) increases. People with chronic kidney disease (ckd) have higher k levels than those without it and would be expected to tolerate them better than those without ckd. In patients with normal kidney function, a rapid increase over a few hours of k can cause lethal complications. Check with your doctor for more information. ...Read more
Electrolytes: Potassium is an important electrolyte in the conduction system of the body. It allows for nerves to transmit their impulses and muscles to respond. When levels get high (over 5) it may cause irregularities in heart rhythm. Every 10meq ingested raises serum values by. 1. If there is renal disease the kidney can't remove the excess and values may get dangerously high. ...Read more
CA and K: Too many to describe here. Too much will kill and too little will kill. Go to wikipedia for good discussion of each. ...Read more
How long does it take for magnesium, potassium and vinegar to stay in the body for before being disposed of?
The kidney is capable of excreting potassium and magnesium, if you have normal function of the kidneys
your body retains any deficit and excretes the excess amount
vinegar is metabolized in the liver
the level of potassium and magnesemia is kept normal in the blood, by other mechanisms, until, they are eliminated in the urine ...Read more
Got dysautonomia potassium was 3.4 when upright my body creates more aldosterone due to lower BP is this why potassium is lower?
Low K: I would suggest if the "dysautomomia" is related to low body K due to excess aldo. It is normal 2 blood aldo 2 go up when U stand. BP falls which turns on renin from kidney with stimulates aldo from adrenal. Blood flow 2 liver falls when U stand and removal of aldo from blood by liver falls & blood level goes up. Recommend you consult me to figure out what is going on & get back to good health. ...Read more
Fludrocortisone. 1mg per day, will my body still produce aldosterone? Also on potassium 36meq will my body still stop it going too high?
Depends: Our body will try to adjust to new environment and supplements. You had low level of aldesteron and needed replacement and body is not producing enough but this does not mean you don't produce at all. New adjustment try to make equilibrium but daily food habits and exercise may affect level of potassium and needs regular follow ups. ...Read more
Can you die from low potassium levels? I mean super low potassium levels, less than 2.0 instead the average 3.5.Does anybody know exactly how this damages your body?
Balance, vital: Potassium level is tightly regulated by the kidneys and its balance is vital for normal functioning of heart, muscles, kidneys, etc. Low potassium can cause fatal abnormalities in heart rhythm resulting in cardiac arrest. It can cause severe muscle weakness, abnormalities in kidney function, slowing of bowel movement etc. Symptoms of low potassium depends of the level, rate of reduction and duration. ...Read more
Dangerous: The thought process here is dangerous. Too much potassium can be deadly. Perhaps more importantly, I suspect you are having symptoms that you attribute to low potassium, but that may portend another (or persistent) problem that requires follow up evaluation. Take potassium as prescribed and notify your physician of any persistent or new symptoms that concern you. ...Read more
Could it really slowly drain the potassium out of your body system and does it really make your eyelashes a bit darker and longer?
Drain potassium: Please tell us what "It" is. This will have us answer your question. ...Read more
I have hypokelimia. Potassium deficiency. I body looses potassium daily. Is there ne permanent treatment of this?
More info needed: The top two places the body losses potassium are the gut or the kidney. Kidney losses are hormone related or acid/base related. Gut losses are usually related to loose stools or vomiting. There are medications to address either scenario, but at age 24 it is probably more important for you long term to find out why this is happening. Talk to your doctor, if he/she isn't sure. See a specialist. ...Read more