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What is the treatment to get potassium up to hyperkalemia besides bananas?
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Potassium rich foods
Include bananas as you said, citrus fruits including oj, potatoes, tomato sauce/paste including ketchup, and squash.
Medicine will need to be given by your doctor since potassium otc is suboptimal to do the job due to the need for a higher dose and need for blood level frequent check. There are meds and water pills that your doctor can use to boost your potassium level too.

In brief: Potassium rich foods
Include bananas as you said, citrus fruits including oj, potatoes, tomato sauce/paste including ketchup, and squash.
Medicine will need to be given by your doctor since potassium otc is suboptimal to do the job due to the need for a higher dose and need for blood level frequent check. There are meds and water pills that your doctor can use to boost your potassium level too.
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Dr. James Pritsiolas
Raisins and beans are also helpful in raising potassium.
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