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If I intake a lot of potassium, will that help with having less gastritis attacks?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nope and dangerous

Potassium does not help with gastritis.
Magnesium does i.e. Maalox, mylanta, and their generic equivalents. These have magnesium and aluminum salts. Taking losts of potassium could be risky especially if you have slow kidney function or taking some BP meds. If you achieve high potassium blood levels, it may cause severe life-threatening heart problems.

In brief: Nope and dangerous

Potassium does not help with gastritis.
Magnesium does i.e. Maalox, mylanta, and their generic equivalents. These have magnesium and aluminum salts. Taking losts of potassium could be risky especially if you have slow kidney function or taking some BP meds. If you achieve high potassium blood levels, it may cause severe life-threatening heart problems.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Not a proven or approved treatment.

In brief: No

Not a proven or approved treatment.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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