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Serum potassium levels above 3.0 mEq/liter are not considered dangerous or of great concern; they can be treated with potassium replacement by mouth...
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Low potassium syndrome, also known as hypokalemia, is not commonly caused by poor dietary intake. Excessive loss is the most common reason that...
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Potassium affects the way neuromuscular cells discharge energy (depolarize) and then regenerate (repolarize) that energy to be able to fire again...
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Hypokalemia, low potassium syndrome, is usually a secondary problem that is considered by the health care provider as part of the evaluation of the...
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Eating a well-balanced diet will prevent low potassium conditions. It is difficult to predict if hypokalemia will occur with vomiting and diarrhea or...
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Hi, Yes low potassium, could well be why your getting these problems, try eating more bananas each week.But hers a link that explains things better...
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Well it would depend on other health problems she has. So I think that the doctor need to get together and see what she is on now so they would know...
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Based on your question, I suspect you have a high blood potassium level. This can happen for several reasons. Kidney disease is one of the most...
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It is very distressing to have a hospitalized family and not know what is going on. I hope that my response gives you some relief. Without...
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Here is a good tutorial to help you limit potassium and protein in your diet. Be sure to stay in touch with your doctor as your diet needs may change...
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Having low potassium is not always due to diet but fluid balance.  That's because potassium, along with sodium, helps regulate body fluids...
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Yes, prednisone (a corticosteroid) may cause low potassium as a side effect.The reason this happens is that corticosteroids send signals to the...
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I cannot find any research to show that low carbohydrate diets increase potassium levels.  In fact, low carbohydrate diets tend to be low in...
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Potassium is effective for: Preventing and treating low levels of potassium in the blood (hypokalemia). Potassium is possibly effective for: High...
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The following doses have been studied in scientific research: BY MOUTH: Potassium supplementation must be tailored for each person and based on the...