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How does licorice lower potassium, raise sodium?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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Licorice contains a steroid, glycyrrhetinic acid inhibits a enzyme in the kidney 11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 which by a complex mechanism in the kidney can cause sodium retention and pottassium excretion and high blood pressure.

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Licorice contains a steroid, glycyrrhetinic acid inhibits a enzyme in the kidney 11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 which by a complex mechanism in the kidney can cause sodium retention and pottassium excretion and high blood pressure.
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