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Can doctors tell me what does too much potassium in the body mean?

Can doctors tell me what does too much potassium in the body mean?

Too much potassium: Lab work shows that the potassium level in the blood is above the normal. Ask the physician who ordered the test for more information about the results and what they mean to the patient. ...Read more

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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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. ...Read more

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How many milligrams of potassium should you have a .Day? Mine is up and having a hard time figuring out how much is too much. Please respond.

Talk to doctor: High potassium can be a side effect of medication (some blood pressure drugs, especially), kidney problems or occasionally hormone imbalance. Check with your doctor to have that evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can taking too much potassium cause ankles to swell?

Directly - no: But it might affect the cardiac function enough to cause leg edema. ...Read more

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Can eating 2 bananas a day raise your potassium ? How much bannana is too much ?

Can eating 2 bananas a day raise your potassium ?  How much bannana is too much ?

Yes: But that should not be too much. About 4700meq is daily recommended. each large Banana has about 420. How much is too much potassuim intake depends on your renal function and medications. ...Read more

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Coconut water potassium too much for babies?

No coconut water: Water is not safe for babies under 6 mts. It can lead to sodium imbalance which can cause seizures. Only breast milk/formula before then. After 6 mts, can offer small amounts of water in a cup. Fruit juice is ok too but i believe that kids are better off if they don't discover fruit juice and get that taste for sugary drinks. I have never heard of giving babies coconut water. I would be cautious. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have phase 3 blood in your urine and too much potassium?

What exactly does it mean when you have phase 3 blood in your urine and too much potassium?

?renal failure: You may have nephritis, you need to have work up including looking for protein in the urine, check your blood pressure, kidney function. See yopur priamry and may need nephrology consult. ...Read more

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Can consuming too much potassium or other electrolytes in diet cause severe lightheadedness?

Can consuming too much potassium or other electrolytes in diet cause severe lightheadedness?

YES: When the amount of electrolytes in your body is too high or too low, you can develop dizziness, cramps, and problems with an irregular heart beat (heart rhythm) or symptoms of mental confusion. If you think you might have an electrolyte disturbance or have symptoms of dizziness, nausea, fatigue, or muscle twitching or spasms that continue, call and schedule an appointment. Feel better. ...Read more

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What to do if i think my body is excreting too much water, sodium & potassium! what can I do?

Chemistry panel: Our kidneys get rid of water, sodium and potassium, if the intake of these are high.I suggest you consult your physician and get some simple blood tests like basic chemistry panel, which will detect the electrolyte problems. ...Read more

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