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I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for high potassium?
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
In brief: Potassium food
She likely knows.
See AAKP.com nutrition counter for excellent info on food potassium.

In brief: Potassium food
She likely knows.
See AAKP.com nutrition counter for excellent info on food potassium.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Find the cause
It is important to determine the cause of high potassium and tailor the treatment accordingly.
High potassium can cause serious heart problems and it is imperative that you find out why you have high potassium in the first place. Foods are good for adding potassium to the body but not taking it out.

In brief: Find the cause
It is important to determine the cause of high potassium and tailor the treatment accordingly.
High potassium can cause serious heart problems and it is imperative that you find out why you have high potassium in the first place. Foods are good for adding potassium to the body but not taking it out.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: Probably not
High potassium may cause life threatening heart rhythm. Best not to mess around with it.
If it is high, standard treatments are: reduce dietary intake, take diuretic such as furosemide, take sodium bicarbonate, take Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) (under doctor's supervision). Important to know why you have high potassium. Kidney failure? See a nephrologist!

In brief: Probably not
High potassium may cause life threatening heart rhythm. Best not to mess around with it.
If it is high, standard treatments are: reduce dietary intake, take diuretic such as furosemide, take sodium bicarbonate, take Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) (under doctor's supervision). Important to know why you have high potassium. Kidney failure? See a nephrologist!
Dr. John Hammes
Dr. John Hammes
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