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low potassium levels?

A: Eat bananas, orange juice, greens. I presume you want to know what to eat. Eat loads of bananas. That should help potassium can be found in bananas, cantalopes, citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes green vegetables. Try a banana. Or two. Or three. Get a vitamin supplement, too. Need more information to answer this question properly. Ulcerative colitis could cause low potassium levels. low potassium levels would need to be confirmed by a blood test. You can have problems with a low potassium level- it can cause cardiac arrythmias ( irregular heart beat) It is best to see...


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Why do you have low potassium levels?

A: it could be that your body lacks the ability to produce too much by itself, if you do have a low potassium level, just eat a banana every now and then, and you will be fine. i dont but if someone needs help they can try to eat bananas they have alot od it and makes you really helthy and have a healthy heart IT MAY BE KIDNEY RELATED. IF NOT, EAT A BANANA EVERY DAY Your muscular system utilizes potassium as fuel to ensure efficient movement without cramping up. You can increase levels with supplement tablets or try eating more bananas. potassium is also necessary to retain water in muscles. Hypokalemia can result from one or more of the fol

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Can Dyazide cause low potassium levels?

A: Dyazide is a diuretic or water pill that contains 2 medications: hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene. Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to the group of drugs known as thiazide diuretics and triamterene is a potassium-sparing diuretic. Hydrochlorothiazide on its own can lead to a decrease in potassium levels; however, triamterene works to preserve potassium. Dyazide is used to treat high blood pressure or swelling in people who are at risk of low potassium levels. According to the package insert, blood levels of potassium (greater than 5.5 mEq/L) can occur with the use of...


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I have a bad headache, due to my low potassium levels?

A: not an immediate cure but eat some bannas or dried apricots to raise your potassium levels. If your potassium level is low it could be due to a high salt intake. Too much sodium (table salt or sodium chloride) may lead to preferential absorption of sodium at the expense of potassium as sodium and potassium interact. They are very similar and are both alkali metals. Most of us consume too much salt whether we like it or not because a lot of processed food such as bread, cheese, butter, etc contains added salt. How do you know that it is due to low potassium levels? If...


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Can low potassium levels cause light headedness and/or dizziness?

A: Dizziness is a possible reaction to hypokalemia (low potassium), but for a proper diagnosis, you should talk to your doctor, who may want to get a blood test to confirm. Normal levels of potassium in the blood range from 3.6 to 4.8 milliequivalents per liter. If the level dips below 2.5 mEq/L, the situation can be life-threatening. potassium is needed to make the nerves and muscles work, which includes the heart. It is best to find out what is causing the condition and treat it, rather than just replacing the potassium. The kidneys regulate how much potassium is in the body, and a common cause...


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What are the dangers of low potassium levels in a person with CHF ? what are ideal levels ?

A: potassium is essential to everyone for proper heart function. normal range is 3.5 to 5.3 - varies by institution. The dangers of having low potassium in a person with CHF is arrythmia and muscle weakness.Normal level 3.5 to 5.5. Generalized weakness and too low death Many dangers but number one danger is heart irregularities in electrical conduction, including deadly dysrhythmias. Normal is 3.5 to 5.0 It is very important to keep your levels between 3.5 and 5. This is imperative to normal heart function. If you remember the name Terri Schiavo, it was a potassium problem that left her in the state she died in. K+ blood

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My last A1C showed low potassium level 2.7. What are some different / good sources of potassium besides Banannas?

A: Hello!Thanks for asking dlife! The following foods are a good source of potassium (1 cup serving size) cooked beet root (519mg), cooked brussel sprouts (504mg), lima beans (955mg), prune juice (707mg), raisins (1089mg), tomato (528mg), cooked spinach (839mg), winter squash (896mg), orange juice (496mg), oat bran (532mg), jerusalem artichokes (644mg), papayas (781mg), cantaloupe (427mg). Some other foods that deliver potassium are apricots, dates, strawberries, watermelon, citrus fruits, greens, mushrooms, soy products, veggie burgers, peas, beans, milk products, turkey, fish, beef, salmon, cod, potatoes (with skin to prevent potassium from leaking out). Please keep in mind to maintain

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What are the symptoms of low potassium levels in the body?

A: Normal serum potassium levels are between 3.5 to 5.0 mEq/L. Hypokalemia refers to the condition in which the concentration of potassium (K+) in the blood is low. Mild hypokalemia is often without symptoms, although it may cause a small elevation of blood pressure, and can occasionally cause cardiac arrhythmias. Digitek or Lanoxin (digoxin) and Tenormin (atenolol) are both fine choices in an effort to keep the sinus rhythm within normal limits. Moderate hypokalemia, with serum potassium concentrations of 2.5 to 3 mEq/L, may cause muscular weakness, myalgia (muscle pain), and muscle cramps, and constipation. Please consult with your health care provider regarding your...


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Can Cozaar cause low potassium levels?

A: According to research conducted by the manufacturer, Cozaar (losartan) http://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/cozaar may cause an increase in potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia). The incident occurred in 7 of 751 people. No report on lowering potassium level. For more information on hypertension, please visit http://www.everydayhealth.com/hypertension/understanding.aspx Lori Mendoza, PharmD -...


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low potassium levels in my blood

A: Every time you urinate you loe some potassium, if you're not eating right and replacing it, the level falls further and further. There are foods that are rich in K (postassium) so don't be afraid to try one or two a day. Bananas are a great source of K. Try eating one with breakfast and one with lunch fpr a few days before you have the blood test done. Even money says the tests will show an upswing...
 
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