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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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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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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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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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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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What foods have phosphorus and potassium?

Lots of food: Phosphorous and potassium are a part of many foods. The question is usually how much. High phosphorous foods include seafood, meats, bread and dairy products. Common high potassium foods include potatos, bananas, beans and many fruits.

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What are some foods that have potassium in it?

Fruits and veggies: Cantelope, oranges, bannanas, watermelon, tomatoes. Potatoes, .

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My levels are 60 for potassium should I be worried?

NOT POSSIBLE: EITHER YOU MEAN SIX AND THAT IS SUPER HIGH OR YOU MIGHT MEAN AMOUNT IN THE URINE NOT THE BLOOD. PLEASE VERIFY THE INFORMATION

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High potassium symptoms?

Depends on how high: When it gets high enough your heart stops. But more commonly high potassium can give you palpitations or sometimes no symptoms at all. Regardless of whether you have symptoms, the cause should be investigated and treated promptly.

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Is the potassium a nutrient?

Is the potassium a nutrient?

Mineral: Potassium is an essential mineral used for many functions in your body. It is not a nutrient - that is it contains no energy and your body cannot use it for fuel. But your body needs it critically and without adequate amounts you could get in serious trouble. However, it is a rare diet that lacks enough potassium.

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Is acesulfame potassium safe?

Acesulfame potassium: Yes it is safe! Please go to Wikipedia and learn how safe it is. Relax!

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Does tea have potassium in it?

Low: Tea has potassium but its considered low potassium beverage.

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Is Acesulfame Potassium safe?

Most likely: An artificial sweetener more common in europe than in the US. Despite some un sanctioned claims that it is a carcinogen, the FDA and similar british agency Deem it safe, and discounts carcinogicity. It is probably best to avoid if you are attempting to loose weight as it has the potential to raise insulin levels, stimulating you to crave more food, similar to how diet sodas prevent weight loss.

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What does high potassium mean?

Higher than normal: Usual lab potassium normal range is 3.8--5.0. May be slightly different from laboratory to laboratory. Any potassium level above that is considered high and has to be evaluation. Potassium above 5.5 meq/l is usually considered critically high.

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Does lemomade contain potassium?

Does lemomade contain potassium?

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

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Is a blood potassium of 4.7 high?

JUST BARELY: Many potential causes, most of them benign. Sometimes, re checking it is all that's needed.

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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.

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What to do to lower high potassium?

What to do to lower high potassium?

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.

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