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Why is my potassium high?

Why is my potassium high?

Drugs, diet, kidneys: Some blood pressure medications can cause elevation of the potassium level (ace inhibitors), problems with kidney function, certain hormonal problems, or if the blood cells rupture in the tube after the blood is drawn. When potassium is too high it can cause problems with heart rhythm and other complications. Ask your doctor.

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Is too much potassium bad?

Is too much potassium bad?

Yes: High potassium can lead to numerous problems and could be very dangerous and life threatening. Potassium level in the body is very tightly regulated. Intake of extra dietary potassium may be excreted by the kidneys if healthy however intake of extra potassium without doctor's orders is not recommended.

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Is ensure low in potassium?

Is ensure low in potassium?

ENSURE: Ensure is not low in potassium. It can overload one with potassium if one has kidney impairment.

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What raises potassium levels?

What raises potassium levels?

Foods or salt subst: There are plenty of high potassium containing fruits & vegetables like bananas or spinach. Potassium salt substitute is another way to raise level.

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Potassium low, how to fix this?

Potassium low, how to fix this?

Hi potassium food: Hi potassium intake is the way to go. Eat citrus, tomato, banana, melon, peach, apricot, potato, meats, and similar juices. Figure out why potassium is low. Fix root cause, as you can. Get MD help.

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Why is potassium is important?

Why is potassium is important?

See below: Potassium has many critical functions throughout the body. The following 2 websites give details as well as good sources in diet: http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/potassium-000320.Htm http://www. Natural-health-information-centre. Com/potassium. Html.

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Does align have potassium in it?

Does align have potassium in it?

Align: Align contains Bifantis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624) which is a probiotic. The list of ingredients on its website includes cellulose, hypromellose, sucrose, magnesium stearate, sodium caseinate, titanium dioxide, trisodium citrate dihydrate, propyl gallate (antioxidant preservative). Please discuss with your physician regarding risks and benefits of using any OTC or supplements.

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Is 5.6 level of potassium risky?

Yes: High potassium levels cause the haert to become flaccid. See you doctor immediately.

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What are normal potassium levels?

What are normal potassium levels?

Blood potassium: In blood, the normal range is 3.6 mg/dL to 5.4 mg/dL. Labs that run these tests typically report a normal range. If you look at a group of healthy individuals, the potassium level in the vast majority will fall between 4.0 to 4.4.

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Is bittergourd high in potassium?

Florinef (fludrocortisone) may help: The key to treating pots is lots of salt and fluid. Flornef can also be useful in some patients.

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Is there any potassium in oatmael?

Potassium rich foods: I don't feel that oatmeal is particularly noted as a potassium rich food compared to bananas, citric juices, vegetables and other friuts.

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What are the benefits of potassium?

Benefits of K: There are no benefits unless diet K or blood K are low. K is needed for brain, nerves, heart, muscle, Go to wikipedia for more details.

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How should I replace potassium loss?

With oralsupplements: This should be done under the guidance of your doctor as potassium is potentially dangerous.

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My potassium is 5.5 and rising. Why?

My potassium is 5.5 and rising. Why?

Several causes: Kidney disease, medication, diabetes, diet are broad categories. Can narrow down causes usually based on age and medical problems. Need more information to be more specific.

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How does potassium affect our health?

K health: Too much you die, Not enough you die. Go go wikipedia for good discussion.

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How does potassium benefit our health?

K: Too much you die. Too little you die. Go to wikipedia for good discussion. I specialize in K issues and happy to do 2nd opinion.

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What are the best sources of potassium?

Fruits and nuts: Good dietary sources include dried fruits, especially apricots, fresh fruits, especially melon, oranges and bananas, nuts, especially almonds and pistachios, and parsley. If a true deficiency is present, potassium in pill form is best. For life threatening deficiency, or in patients that cannot eat intravenous potassium is indicated.

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Can taking potassium cause you to itch?

No: It must be something else, unless you are allergic to the particular formulation of potassium you are taking.

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