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Are there proven ways to help prevent low potassium?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Find cause

Ordinarily your kidney and colon regulate your potassium level remarkably well.
If you're found to have low serum potassium, the cause needs to be found; we need to rule out early cushing's, a villous adenoma (reaganoma), conn's syndrome, early liver failure, medications, and (most folks don't know this) too much licorice.

In brief: Find cause

Ordinarily your kidney and colon regulate your potassium level remarkably well.
If you're found to have low serum potassium, the cause needs to be found; we need to rule out early cushing's, a villous adenoma (reaganoma), conn's syndrome, early liver failure, medications, and (most folks don't know this) too much licorice.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends on cause

You really ought to talk to your doctors about why the potassium may be low.
Clinically, it's most often related to medications, especially common diuretics, with potassium supplements being prescribed as well. Some medical conditions can be associated with low potassium. Citrus fruits (juice), e.g., bananas, oranges, are high in potassium. Some meds may help. Talk to your doctor.

In brief: Depends on cause

You really ought to talk to your doctors about why the potassium may be low.
Clinically, it's most often related to medications, especially common diuretics, with potassium supplements being prescribed as well. Some medical conditions can be associated with low potassium. Citrus fruits (juice), e.g., bananas, oranges, are high in potassium. Some meds may help. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Depends on cause

It is important to determine the cause of low potassium and tailor the treatment accordingly.
In general, foods high in potassium include bananas, orange juice and consumption of such foods can maintain healthy levels of potassium.

In brief: Depends on cause

It is important to determine the cause of low potassium and tailor the treatment accordingly.
In general, foods high in potassium include bananas, orange juice and consumption of such foods can maintain healthy levels of potassium.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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