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  1. How much should I lower my salt intake?
    ... the natural balance of minerals in foods, e.g. the potassium to sodium ratio, which should be 3:1. I used the think...

  2. Hypertension and inflammation
    ... versa...sort of like how its critical to have more potassium to sodium then vice versa. Hope this helps! ...

  3. My 24 Hour Blood Pressure Averages for 2003 compared with 2008
    ... effective diuretic - is good for the heart and helps with potassium issues. The beta blocker is needed for the heart as...
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  4. Fruit, blood pressure, blood sugar
    ... about dates...I love them and they are SO high in potassium and minerals. I envy the folks in CA and AZ who can...
    ... about dates...I love them and they are SO high in potassium and minerals. now that you mention it, the figures...

  5. Concord grapes and blood pressure
    ... excellent example; it has many BP lowering properties ( potassium , mild diuretic, anthyocins) but people often avoid...

  6. Hypotension
    ... causing them not to hold the fluids. I can't keep my potassium within a normal range, either. For several people...
    ... and doesn't help me hold onto the fluids, only lose potassium that much faster. I do wear hose because of some...
    ... your electrolytes back into balance? How about using potassium supplements, given a good kidney function? I know ... many of us struggle with electrolyte imbalances - potassium and a few others- on an ongoing basis. I too have ... possible. We were able to correct mine by using several potassium holding/sparing drugs. I read that a good way to...
    ... your electrolytes back into balance? How about using potassium supplements, given a good kidney function? Yep. OTC ... a dangerous level. I'm not really sure how much potassium is safe to take in supplement form. I believe it may ... be 4g max a day? but I do eat plenty of high potassium foods - except for bananas. I take magnesium, too...
    ... of it, and see if it helps).... and continue your potassium and salt supplements...
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  7. Perplexed About My High Blood Pressure
    ... vitamin, along with separate B-Complex, magnesium, potassium , Coenzyme Q, Spirulina, and a few other things. Still...

  8. Blood Pressure Medicine Combinations
    ... planning: increased water intake, a Gout diet, increased potassium containing foods, some salt (don't go salt free.)...
    ... depletion of essential minerals such as magnesium, potassium etc.. This creates a terrible imbalance which can...
    ... imbalance. I made a list of my favorite foods & the potassium content. Even when I'm sick with a cold & don't feel...
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  9. Problem with PROCARDIA XL
    ... daily, verapamil 240 mg daily, lasix 40 mg 2x day, potassium 10 meq (6-8 tabs daily),doxasosin 8 mg nightly, prednisone ... other meds with it. also since the high increase in potassium , i have started having pains in my bones, my hip...
    ... edications is causing your problems. Fourth, I doubt the potassium is causing your joint pain...and the salty taste is...
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  10. Antihypertensives and glucose metabolism abnormalities
    ... increases). You get the picture. Bananas have too much potassium and are sweet to boot. I used to make a smoothie with...

  11. Why Is My BP High in Stress Situations?
    ... healthy. I bust the omega 3's/fish oil, bananas ( potassium ) all that stuff. And as confident as I am with most...

  12. Swollen ankles and feet
    ... and high blood pressure. I also take Perscription Potassium . I don't think it is adema, because it doesn't pit...

  13. What about Diovan HCT?
    ... The ones whose levels are most often reduced are potassium , sodium, magnesium and chloride. Calcium is often...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan

  14. BP high - except after dinner
    ... on cheese, doing more cardio. Also I've been taking potassium and magnesium, also eating avocadoes and bananas....
    ... omprehensive blood test, checked cholesterol, salts, sugar, potassium , liver and kidney function. All was normal. CBC...
    ... on cheese (because of the salt). I've been taking potassium and magnesium supplements and for a while thought...
    ... and no, my favorite breads didn't taste salty. Potassium and magnesium are CRITICAL in the regulation of blood...
    ... Oh, and I”ve read that a deficiency in either potassium or magnesium can elevate anxiety levels…but I can...

  15. Alternatives to HCTZ? (Long)
    ... years ago I landed in the ER with a dangerously low potassium level and an irregular heartbeat, tried to skip HCTZ ... so my cardio decreased the HCTZ by half, and added potassium supplementation: 30-40 meqs a day, which is a lot ... landed in the ER for the second time with bottomed-out potassium (not as low as before but still low) and an irregular...
    ... decreasing the blood volume and blood pressure, also cause potassium depletion. Many people don't know that hypokalemia ... -low potassium - contributes to high blood presssure. Diuretic use ... thiazide and loop) is the most common reason of low potassium levels. It is also a very common one. A part of the ... potassium loss is from activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosteron ... reduced blood volume and pressure in the arteries. A potassium supplementation is the preferred treatment of hypokalemia ... . Oral potassium replacement in the recommended amounts should be safe ... for people with normal kidney function. The oral potassium supplementation can be combined with an increased ... dietary intake of potassium , and a reduced dietary sodium consumption. The decreased ... people who are salt resistant. Treatment of an ongoing potassium depletion from diuretics requires 40-120 mEq of supplementa ... l potassium daily. Your K supplement dose is fine. :) One option ... well in controlling your blood pressure), and add a potassium -sparing diuretic. A combination of two diuretics is ... Spironolactone and Hctz for a year and a half. My potassium level tends to be very low at times and variable. ... kidney function. I also take an ACE inhibitor, another potassium -building drug. Like the potassium-sparing diuretic ... , it helps the kidneys conserve potassium . I can't take any potassium supplements. Your ... supplements, did you have your magnesium level tested? Low potassium levels cannot be corrected, unless the magnesium level ... dose of Hctz (12.5mg) might work fine without your potassium level altered - thanks to the ACE (which is potassium ... -building) and the low dose of diuretic (minimal potassium loss). Your doctor might have other ideas. Please...
    ... HCTZ.. Tamsin, Although hctz can depelte one's potassium levels, it can also deplete one's magnesium levels ... ratio of magnesium is needed to "process" calcium and potassium ...so even if you are taking potassium supplements ... any length of time. There are other reasons for potassium levels to be low so you would be wise to look into ... those as well... I was low on potassium when I was first prescribed hctz and I have reason ... to believe that those low potassium levels played a major role in my hypertension....meds ... importance of a proper ratio of calcium to magnesium to potassium . Good luck and let us know how you do! Bethsheba...
    ... magnesium...but of course, that's not the case with potassium . I have read that it can take several months to several...
    ... plus other stuff, I zeroed in on getting an adequate potassium intake daily. Eating a vegetarian diet makes it easier ... until I got my first cold/flu that I had trouble with potassium . I just didn't feel like eating or drinking much ... diuretic. Although I didn't go to the ER, I know my potassium was low because my b/p dropped & I got nausated (rare ... decided I had to have a "sick day" diet to keep my potassium levels up. For me that is fat free milk, orange juice ... a list of all my usual foods & then the amount of potassium each has. I made sure that a typical days diet has ... the correct amount of potassium . Real food is better than supplements because one ... get other compatible nutrients along with he potassium . One's Dr. is the best person to decide whether potassium...
    ... regulate blood pressure...thus the emphasis on sufficient potassium and magnesium levels. If you're magnesium deficient ... had I had the proper diagnosis to begin with...a potassium deficiency and sleep apnea. Take care and good...
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  16. Low Blood Pressure for a week!
    ... needed so they have the blood volume issues. A CBC, potassium , iron, and B12 levels should be checked if your doctor...

  17. feeling crappy
    ... sure you are drinking enough fluids & getting enough potassium , salt & other stuff that gets low when you are having...

  18. blood
    ... blood sugar problems, anemia, low B12, out of range potassium levels, kidney problems, and other out of balance ... increase in sodium intake there can be an increase in potassium loss as well. Low potassium levels are dangerous ...

  19. Need advice on sleeplessness and extreme drowsiness
    ... and problems with my AceI when consuming too much potassium . Diet can impact how medications behave in our...

  20. Your experiences with HCTZ
    ... HCTZ causing low salt problems. I know it causes low potassium . Thanks for the help, Bre...
    ... job :). I wrote a list of my favorite foods & the potassium content of each. I make sure I get the daily requirement...
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  21. Machaon- Such Inspiration
    ... reflux. B/p meds were a new challenge. How's your potassium level since you are on HCTZ? I am too. I got into...
    ... inhibitors come with there own set of problems. For potassium one can of low sodium v8 juice is one of my staples...
    ... was prescribed hct when my body was already low on potassium , which may have caused my hypertension to get worse ... I experienced those symptoms while on hct.....but potassium deficiencies also cause those symptoms (hct can deplete ... potassium levels) . [QUOTE=brebre;3710995]...my blood pressures...
    ... hctz gets rid of electrolytes including sodium and potassium . I was started on the maximum dose of hctz by the ... hospital doctor. I was dealing with the potassium by drinking V8 but it never occured to me that I also...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Norvasc

  22. Very Healthy and Athletic, but high pulse and pressure?
    ... lectrolytes...athletes can deplete their natural sources of potassium , magnesium, and calcium and this depletion can elevate ... suggest doing some reading on electrolyte imbalances.... potassium , magnesium, and calcium. I suspect your problems...

  23. how long does it take for hctz to work
    ... Make sure you drink enough fluid and get enough potassium from food. Fam...

  24. diuretic not working
    ... Some thoughts regarding these drugs: Lasix is a potassium WASTING drug Candesartan is a potassium RETAINING ... drug Hopefully, you'll break even and your potassium levels will not fluctuate too much. It won't hurt ... to eat a potassium -rich diet. Have regular labs done, especially the...
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  25. high blood pressure--how to treat w/o meds
    ... (All otc purchases) Magnesium 1 tablet at 250mg Potassium 1 tablet Calcium Citrate (it doesn't constipate ... flutterings. Someone suggested orange juice, that I needed potassium . It worked! I mean really!! Can't the medical business...
    ... you a better nights sleep. Are you getting enough potassium through fruits & vegetables etc? Potassium can be ... poorly. You need to see what your blood tests for potassium show before considering supplements. Food sources ... the other nutrients needed to make the best use of potassium . Are you getting enough fluid during the day? ...

  26. rapid heart beat while laying down and low blood pressure
    ... not just TSH as this isn't good enough. Have your potassium , magnesium, vitamin D, and even vitamin B12 checked...

  27. Pressure High--Afraid of Meds
    ... DASH diet, the importance of CALCIUM, magnesium, and potassium for controlling blood pressure, and the Mediteranean...
    ... oops..also, i eat potassium enriched foods. when taking the lasix, i take 40 ... mgs of potassium prescribed by my dr. i must look into the magnesium...
    ... fun, especially the scopes! :) I can't take any potassium supplements, because of a reduced kidney function...
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  28. why my blood pressure changes constantly?
    ... and alcohol intake, diet rich in fruits and veggies ( potassium ), being physically active (walking etc.), and not...

  29. Statins & Memory Problems
    ... taking an antihypertensive medication, those taking potassium -sparing diuretics had the lowest incidence of Alzheimer ... 's. The higher blood levels of potassium were thought to be responsible for this. Insufficient ... potassium in the system promotes oxidative stress, vasoconstriction...
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  30. Day Of Low BP,To Low!
    ... plain water isn't good enough. You will need salt, potassium , and even magnesium. Which can all be found in gatorade...

  31. Coconut water?
    ... this and was stunned to find it has over 600 mg of potassium in it, as well as magnesium. Perfect stuff to add...
    ... was curious about why it is you need to increase potassium . With my type of kidney disease, I have to have a ... very restricted potassium diet-- no grapefruit, potatoes, bananas, tomatoes...

  32. Diovan HCT
    ... remember. Since you are on HCT you are at risk for potassium depletion & other electrolyte problems when you have ... least 2-3 glasses of orange juice & eat other high potassium foods during the course of the day. Let us know how...
    ... HCT - I will keep my eye on everything. I eat a potassium rich diet and drink LOTS of water - but I will admit ... - when I read up on the medication - the potassium depletion is frightening - as twice in the previous...
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  33. Frustrated with Benicar Side Effects!
    ... Well, I am very afraid of diuretuics and the whole potassium loss thing and messing with your electrolytes. I...
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  34. pottasium supplaments & water pills?
    ... perimenting. Your son is probably going to be put on a potassium -sparing diuretic. Combining potassium sparing and ... unheard of. The K supplements, co-administered with any potassium -sparing diuretic (Spironolactone, Triamterene, Amiloride ... monitored when such combinations are used. I have low potassium levels. (Not sure what they are right now) I have ... been on up to three potassium building/sparing medications at a time. I worried ... two, a maximum dose of an ACE inhibitor, which is potassium -building, and Spironolactone-potassim sparing. I also ... take Hctz (another diuretic), which depletes potassium levels, so, hopefully, offsets the K accumulation ... diuretic dilemma is similar to mine. Low dose of a potassium -sparing diuretic should be OK, as long as the doctor ... could try improving his diet by increasing his dietary potassium intake. Unfortunately, dietary sources of potassium...
    ... am sure the doctors will find a way to increase his potassium levels safely. Try not to worry too much -it will ... That explains the pharmacists' concern. Ramipril is a potassium -building med. Amiloride is potassium-sparing med. ... These two drugs, in additon to his potassium supplementation, could be too much of a good thing...
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  35. Hydrochlorothiazide & Potassium - Megan E. Boris
    ... Although my doctor never recommended eating more potassium rich foods, I began getting leg cramps during the ... night. I began taking a potassium supplement 1/day which seemed to alleviate the cramping ... . My doctor is aware that I'm taking the potassium . I'm sure eating a banana, drinking OJ, and eating ... other potassium rich foods would be beneficial to help prevent any ... depletion of potassium ....
    ... only gotten into trouble with electrolytes such as potassium about 2-3 times. These occurred when I had a bad ... You have to have a sick day plan like a diabetic. Potassium depletion is the biggy with HCTZ. I made a list of ... foods I usually eat to make sure I was getting enough potassium . Then I listed the symptoms of too little potassium ... juice & low fat milk. You need to get your blood potassium checked about 1-2 weeks after starting HCTZ & then ... stabilized every 6 months. The body doesn't store potassium although it does have ways of upping the level for ... a day or so. Too much potassium can stop the heart. I wouldn't take a potassium supplement ... blood test. If for some reason you can't eat enough potassium or have some condition that increases potassium loss ... vomiting, then you may need a supplement. Eating potassium rich foods is good for one's b/p. Don't go salt...
    ... disease have to be especially careful about their potassium levels. Many kidney conditions and other factors result ... in an excessive potassium removal through the kidneys. One of these factors ... hypomagnesemia. Magnesium is an important factor for potassium uptake and the maintenance of potassium intracellular ... of magnesium is so important. Another way the potassium is lost is by being shifted into cells. This shift ... should have their K levels carefully monitored. Any potassium -sparing meds MUST be used with extreme caution. Ironically ... ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, alpha blockers, ARBs, potassium -sparing diuretics, NSAIDS and other meds. Hypokalemia...
    ... actually did have a nurse tell me to eat banannas for potassium when taking HCTZ. I was having pain in my legs and ... did help. I also drink gatorade which is good for potassium and electrytes. MY dr. prescribed 25mg but I split...
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  36. Magnesium - Anyone Know the Real Story?
    ... actually help good heart health. Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium . If you do start taking any of these suppliments ... checks my levels every six months and has me on a Potassium and Calcium regiment. Also, Vitamin D and fish oil...

  37. Meds, Meds and more Meds
    ... of diuretic at all. It really depletes the body of potassium ....
    ... afternoon works for me. When I have blood tests, the potassium level is checked....
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  38. Hbp
    ... to make sure that you consume enough Magnesium and Potassium in your diet. Also you might need to get your Potassium...

  39. bananas and blood pressure.
    ... Maybe the Potassium in the bananas was the reason, But this wouldn't happen...
    ... I am curious about the estimated TOTAL daily potassium intake. How much dietary potassium from all sources...
    ... avacodas. One whole banana has 109 calories, 467mg potassium , while a florida avacodo has 306 calories for ... a 304 gm avacodo. It has 1096mg of potassium versus a California avocado which has 1483mg. Plus ... eat-maybe we can do a rough estimate of your normal potassium intake. Fam...
    ... would be safe to say that you don't get much dietary potassium besides the amount in the bananas and your health...

  40. Questions....
    ... that you eat & drink to prevent from getting low on potassium . Your body does not store potassium. The diuretic ... will make you lose potassium so you must replace it with your diet. Do not buy ... potassium supplements & take them without talking with your ... Dr. Too much potassium can make your heart STOP. Call your Dr. as soon ... as possible. My potassium got low last weekend because I got busy & didn't eat ... over the course of a day. My symptoms of low potassium are a big decrease in b/p, nausea which I seldom get...

  41. Can I take a diuretic?
    ... results; long-term only for more severe forms of HF. Potassium -sparing diuretics are usually prescribed in addition ... cholesterol, triglyceride and blood sugar levels. A potassium -depleting diuretic can worsen certain types of arrhythmia ... . Serum potassium , blood glucose and of course, blood pressure should...
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  42. palpitations
    ... so I dranks some water and went ahead and took my potassium supplement (10meq), but the palps persisted for over...

  43. Water Pills
    ... is a natural diuretic that does not cause a loss in potassium . You can take it as a capsule, tincture or tea. ...

  44. Any Experience with Prinzide (Lisinopril) HCTZ?
    ... its cheap but you need to eat healthy to prevent potassium problems. Trying one drug at a time is the way to...

  45. Herbal teas?
    ... I have very high potassium levels. I was just wondering if the herbal diuretic ... teas help you lose potassium or is it just sodium? Or would I just be better off ... with normal tea? How quickly can you lose potassium ? I would like to know ASAP because I go to see my...
    ... your previous one? Was that the reason for your high potassium levels? Apparently, a serious hyperkalemia from ... normal renal function is uncommon. When you add another potassium -sparing drug to the ACE, such as Spironolactone, in ... drugs, such as beta adrenergic agonists, affect the potassium shift OUT of cells which can cause hyperkalemia. Beta ... blockers also affect potassium 's shift INTO cells, which causes hypokalemia. Generally ... drinking the tea will do anything at all for your potassium levels. What did your doctor say? Too bad our K levels...
    ... with the Na. Plus, you'd want to avoid dietary potassium , from things like potatoes (which have more K than...
    ... metoprolol. He wanted me to switch to a diuretic because my potassium was very high probably due to the medication plus ... of bananas and fruit. Right now he has me on a low potassium diet just to see if we can lower it without changing...
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  46. From Hard--to-Manage HBP to Low BP
    ... 8230;perhaps that is why the increased amounts of potassium , calcium, and magnesium in the DASH diet are so effective...

  47. Magnesium Supplemenation Question
    ... deficiency. Magnesium is also an important factor for potassium uptake. I hope it's doing you (and me) some good....
    ... did find something in my DASH book that said that potassium supplements in a pill form have been more sucessful...
    ... certain arrhythmias. It also increases the loss of potassium . Did you know that magnesium is considered as effective...
    ... which I have read can mess up your levels of calcium, potassium , and magnesium - so I would not be surprised if my...
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  48. Birth Control Pill and high blood pressure ?
    ... elevated and I am currently taking a beta blocker and a potassium sparing diauretic. It's coming down slowly and hopefully...
    ... affects it or not. Try to eat 1 or 2 bananas a day, the potassium in them will really help and drink an adequate amount...
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  49. Very very LOW Blood Pressure_What does this mean?
    ... you very much and can result in you losing too much potassium . Increasing salt can also cause headaches in some...

  50. Meds causing muscle aches?
    ... fluid-at least 8 glasses (8oz) a day? What about potassium in the form of food? Fam...
    ... Checking your potassium level might help. In case you haven't already, you...

  51. Why is my 2nd Beta-Blocker failing to control my BP.?
    ... monitor myself very closely - thanks Beth - and for the Potassium tip - had no idea it depleted the body of this - gosh...
    ... monitor myself very closely - thanks Beth - and for the Potassium tip - had no idea it depleted the body of this - gosh...
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  52. I stopped HCTZ
    ... taking it and being so worn out all the time, and my potassium was still kind of low. So I talked my doctor into...
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  53. Potassium
    ... to know more about any possible connection between potassium levels and breathing problems. When reading your post...
    ... Flowergirl, I too, would like to pick your brain regarding potassium and breathing issues...please do share your insights ... asthma? Is there a correlation between the higher potassium levels and your heart? So many things are connected...
    ... 3508561]Hi Beerzoids, Are you saying that too much potassium can cause breathing problems? What is recommended ... daily amount of potassium . I think I might eat too much potassium... Not sure ... to know more about any possible connection between potassium levels and breathing problems. When reading your post ... Flowergirl, I too, would like to pick your brain regarding potassium and breathing issues...please do share your insights ... asthma? Is there a correlation between the higher potassium levels and your heart? So many things are connected ... thoughts? Experiences? Best guesses? The MDR for potassium hasn't really been established. It's estimated to ... medications (like grapefruit); or consuming too much potassium (especially at night). Heart meds, like ACE inhibitors ... and ARBS cause the body to retain potassium . One must ask themselves, well...... if so, what happens ... to my body if I eat too many foods with potassium and it overloads my system with potassium? In my case ... that the breathing problems came from eating too much potassium enriched foods? I am so glad that you asked! :D ... test, which he does frequently, and it showed that my potassium level was high. I said, "Aha! I have just increased ... that both spinach and tomatoes have a lot, A LOT of potassium . I cut down on the spinach and tomatoes and viola...
    ... breathing problems were you having - associated to the potassium (i.e. wheezing, shortness of breath, or laborerd breathing ... and INFORMATIVE response. I think I will lower my potassium intake a bit and see what happens. God Bless, ...
    ... Vanessa, prednisone, which is a steroid, can deplete potassium in the body so do be careful. Gotta go! Bethsheba...
    ... an open mind. I don't know how you do it. :) This potassium connection to breathing problems is very interesting ... further investigation. P.S. Now that we can discuss potassium , I'd like to add that if I find any information about ... anywhere, I'll post it. I think I might be having potassium issues right now so have to look into it anyway. ...
    ... wondering if eating fruits & veggies can indeed make a potassium imbalance worse. They are a big part of my diet. I ... think they could be making me sick if my potassium levels are off. I eat more veggies than fruit for...
    ... wondering if eating fruits & veggies can indeed make a potassium imbalance worse. They are a big part of my diet. ... limit those, like tomatoes, that have high levels of potassium , and that is only because I am on a potassium sparing...
    ... flowergirl Whoa! Nuts usually contain a lot of potassium . Potassium is in a lot of foods. Currently my diet ... is about 3419 mgs of potassium , and I do OK. I don't know what is my maximum mgs ... of potassium before I suffer from breathing problems, but as long...
    ... Nurses PDR" there is a caution for those patients on potassium sparing meds. It says to limit very high potassium ... this is to list one's favorite & freguently consumed potassium rich foods. Then eat the ones with the most nutrients ... anything else that is important to you. I made a potassium food chart to make sure I get enough because I'm on...
    ... Fam, It says to limit very high potassium foods. It seems to me that the easier way to do this ... is to list one's favorite & freguently consumed potassium rich foods. Then eat the ones with the most nutrients ... anything else that is important to you. I made a potassium food chart to make sure I get enough because I'm on ... perfect and an easy solution. I could just print out a potassium -content chart for fruits and vegetables (I remember ... backwards, using the ones on lower end of the chart of potassium -rich foods. I will do that. I have to hit the books ... advice and a reminder that people like myself with potassium issues on potassium-sparing meds have to watch their ... dietary potassium intake. Unfortunately, I haven't been doing it at...
    ... version it has been easy street. Of course one must eat potassium rich foods & drink at least 8-10 glasses of some kind...
    ... water). I also really like water. I eat lots of potassium rich food - just because I tend to like those foods...
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  54. blood pressure up and won't come back down
    ... kidney issues may have problems with the increased potassium ). Are you monitoring daily? Pressures can really...
    ... emphasis on fruits and vegetables, meaning plenty of potassium and other major elements necessary for good cardiovascular...

  55. A possible side-effect or a deficiency?
    ... deficiency in your case. You were initially placed on a potassium sparing diuretic because of low potassium levels. ... of course, hctz can deplete electrolytes, including potassium . Low potassium levels can cause fatigue (IMHO "fatigue ... on these meds). Tingly hands is another symptom of potassium deficiency. Have you gotten any feedback from your...
    ... Flowergirl, Just another thought...if it is a potassium deficiency, those supplements may not help much. ...
    ... Hi Beth, :) You were initially placed on a potassium sparing diuretic because of low potassium levels. ... of course, hctz can deplete electrolytes, including potassium . Low potassium levels can cause fatigue (IMHO "fatigue ... on these meds). Tingly hands is another symptom of potassium deficiency. you're absolutely right. I've been ... having problems with my potassium levels for some reason. I wonder why. Perhaps because ... of a reduced kidney function. I wonder what my potassium level is now. Don't forget I have been on a max dose ... of another potassium -building drug since the beginning of my therapy, an ... better. I wonder if it could have been caused by a potassium or vitamin deficiency and not a damaged nerve in the ... determined by the neurologist. P.S. I do not take any potassium supplements. I'd be too afraid to. I would probably ... heart beat and other issues. I don't think I can take potassium supplements anyway because of the kidney disease....
    ... better. I wonder if it could have been caused by a potassium or vitamin deficiency and not a damaged nerve in the ... had previously posted. ...P.S. I do not take any potassium supplements. I'd be too afraid to. I would probably ... heart beat and other issues. I don't think I can take potassium supplements anyway because of the kidney disease. ... imbalances...here's what I have down: signs of too much potassium loss: dryness of mouth increased thirst irregular ... remember correctly, numbness and tingling were due to low potassium levels (I came across these symptoms when reading...
    ... Beth. Reading through your list of symptoms of low potassium - well, that's me and not just now. :( I have them...
    ... Finger. I get nausea & a decrease in b/p when my potassium gets too low. I find drinking three glasses of orange...
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  56. New on lisinopril
    ... end up in the ER as many people do. You are losing potassium so you need a blood test to concern your potassium ... Call your Dr in the morning & let him know. Look up potassium rich foods & make sure you are getting the daily amount...

  57. Tekturna works for me
    ... to wait for a while, and Tekturna increases serum potassium . I am on an ace inhibitor, which already gives me ... problems with increased serum potassium . So...... instead, I am trying Coreg. It doesn ... 't effect potassium , and has been shown to have dramatic benefits in Heart...
    ... toughy! Oh that info about tekturna and increased potassium was of interest. Don't remember hearing that before ... . Do they think it would benefit people with low potassium levels? Maybe they don't know yet. I think it...
    ... Coreg. Oh that info about tekturna and increased potassium was of interest. Don't remember hearing that before ... . Do they think it would benefit people with low potassium levels? Maybe they don't know yet. Tekturna, ... Inhibitors, Arbs, and several other heart medications cause potassium retention. My diet (dark green salads) is very high ... in potassium . As it is, because of my Ace Inhibitor, if I don't ... watch my total potassium intake, I'll suffer nasty problems, including breathing...
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  58. is this life threatening
    ... by increasing the amounts of electrolytes (salt and potassium , such as in sports/rehydrating drinks) and drinking...

  59. how long does it take for beta blocker to take effect?
    ... That's the part I don't get. Ace Inhibitors cause Potassium retention. I have had to limit my salad and tomato...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Coreg

  60. worried about stopping
    ... caution-- doctors may want to check kidney function .. potassium levels at the beginning and during treatment ..40mgs...
    ... ...doctors may want to check kidney function .. potassium levels at the beginning and during treatment ..40mgs...
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  61. Question about ARB's vs ACE's
    ... function? All my Dr. told me is that I have slightly low potassium , which I pretty much always have. I think it was...
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  62. Sodium and BP relationship question
    ... Maybe a nieve question, but can consuming a potassium rich food, e.g. a banana offset the bp effect of sodium ... asking if the resultant effect on the BP of eating both Potassium and Sodium cancel each other out....
    ... excretion. For this reason I doubt that dietary potassium can have a great effect on total sodium balance in ... JASN in 2006, it was shown that an increased dietary potassium chloride intake did not prevent or reverse salt-sensitive ... increase in dietary sodium. The increased dietary potassium did not appear to have any protective properties against...

  63. Weight Loss Anyone?
    ... m on a diuretic, I have to be & sure to get enough potassium . My current servings seem to keep my potassium levels...
    ... m on a diuretic, I have to be & sure to get enough potassium . My current servings seem to keep my potassium levels...
    ... some exercise is the main thing. :) I am glad your potassium levels are fine. I think mine are, too. I am not getting...
    ... nutrients that regulate bp (calcium, magnesium, and potassium ), the hct kept me from getting much needed sleep....
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  64. Need advice regarding my dose
    ... Calcium supplements only. We don't have Magnesium or Potassium in a stand-alone product. Yes, I think I'm still...
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  65. My update :)
    ... along DASH principles, lower my sodium, increase my potassium . I also started exercising more. As of Monday...
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  66. PLEASE HELP!!! How Safe Are Diuretics???
    ... suspect you're dealing with an electrolyte imbalance ( potassium specifically as it can cause muscle aches and pains ... salt substitute like "Lite Salt" (as it is high in potassium ). You can also buy a hydration drink that would...
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  67. DASH Results Tallied...
    ... of my physical, the only thing out of whack was my potassium level and I was encouraged to eat more fruits and ... also like to say here that I believe the reason my potassium levels were low was because my sleep was interrupted...
    ... Welllllll....celery may have a lot of nutritional value ( potassium and fiber), but it is naturally high in SODIUM......
    ... Welllllll....celery may have a lot of nutritional value ( potassium and fiber), but it is naturally high in SODIUM......
    ... one nutrient...it's the BALANCE of sodium, calcium, potassium , fiber, etc that helps regulate the pressures. So...
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  68. HCT water pill and potassium
    ... mg twice a day. My doctor is closely monitoring my potassium levels to see if I need further treatment. I might...
    ... Hi, :) I am finding that my potassium levels are unpredictable and fluctuate wildly. Good ... heart irregularities and chest pain with unbalanced potassium levels. I guess these irregularities are considered ... weakness, muscle cramps and fatigue are common when potassium gets too low. Magnesium is very important for potassium ... uptake and for maintenance of intracellular potassium levels. If both magnesium and potassium levels are ... levels. Refractory hypokalemia will result if only the potassium level is corrected and the magnesium level remains ... depleted. Lea, how about asking your doctor about a potassium -sparing diuretic? I have been on one (well, I am on ... two diuretics, one of them being a potassium -sparing one) since day ONE of my antihypertensive ... therapy. My potassium has always been low. The K+ sparing diuretic helps...
    ... Flowergirl for the great info. I will ask the doc about a potassium sparing diuretic and let you know what he says. Leea...
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  69. Coreg
    ... back up there. They ran blood tests and told me my potassium was low, around 2.5 and gave me some potassium. Both...
    ... back up there. They ran blood tests and told me my potassium was low, around 2.5 and gave me some potassium. Both ... humble opinion I think they should have brought your potassium levels back up to normal before prescribing another ... when I was first diagosed with hypertension... My potassium levels were low and I was prescibed hct...I think...
    ... blurriness and sensitivity)....and the hct can cause the potassium deficiency which regulates heart beats. I couldn...
    ... humble opinion I think they should have brought your potassium levels back up to normal before prescribing another ... when I was first diagosed with hypertension... My potassium levels were low and I was prescibed hct...I think ... Good luck. Bethsheba They did give me some potassium in the ER and wrote me a RX for some liquid form,...
    ... it yet. Bananas and oranges are good sources of potassium , but if you run out you can eat baked potatoes with...
    ... on now? Hctz, Nexium, coreg and lisinopril? Your potassium deficiency must be corrected. Oral potassium is the ... weeks is used to treat hypokalemia and fully restore potassium stores. Dietary potassium does not correct potassium...
    ... m also on loratidine (claritin). I didn't get the Potassium filled just yet (Kroger needed to order some, way...
    ... how things go for you. I wish you success with your potassium battle....once your electrolytes are in balance, you...
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  70. Micardis and leg pain
    ... pains for 2 days after. I think it's the lowering of potassium , so get your electrolytes checked....
    ... QUOTE=wamylove;3462273]...I think it's the lowering of potassium , so get your electrolytes checked. I think you...
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  71. hydrochlorot
    ... Thirdly, does your doctor know that you are taking the potassium and magnesium tabs? He needs to know this as too...

  72. I'm going to DASH, Part 2
    ... So today I'm in a recovery mode hoping I get enough potassium . My stomach is better but I don't think I better...

  73. Benicar vs Diovan Use??
    ... me some Insite and ideas!! I take a dieuetic (a potassium sparing type) , Norvasc and Atentol. -- and have for...
    ... Harry, :) how much of your potassium -sparing diuretic do you take? How are your potassium ... combination seem to work well? I have been having some potassium issues. Maintaining the right (or at least an acceptable ... ) potassium levels can be a challenge for some of us. I really...
    ... I take 20 mg of Amiloride along with 30 mEq of potassium cholride daily. The normal dose of Amiloride is 5mg ... pass alot of urine but my objective is to keep my potassium level above 4.0 and that has not been a problem. I ... All caused more problems with side-effects. So-- my potassium is under control but my BP is not. Basically too high...
    ... been able to take such a high dose of Amiloride AND a potassium supplement without any ill effects for such a long ... time. In spite of being on up to three potassium -sparing medications at a time, my K levels remained ... as well as Spironolactone, both of which inhibit potassium excretion. My Spiro dose is not huge because of the ... three months ago showed a considerable increase in my potassium level. This shocked me - I feel much more comfortable...
    ... Flowergirl, I have a Lab -- Standing Order to test my potassium level that i can do when I feel it necessary and give ... yearly. So, I have no problem with knowning my serium potassium level almost anytime. Taking an Ace Inhibitor ... along with a potassium supplement and/ or a diuretic is not recommended by...
    ... Harry, I have a Lab -- Standing Order to test my potassium level that i can do when I feel it necessary and give ... yearly. So, I have no problem with knowning my serium potassium level almost anytime. I am making a note of this ... piece of mind. Taking an Ace Inhibitor along with a potassium supplement and/ or a diuretic is not recommended by ... this topic extensively. For someone with a depleted potassium level from the use of diuretics or other causes, dietary ... potassium is not enough to replete the K levels. This is because ... there is a different mechanism at work - the dietary potassium is coupled to phosphate and not chloride. That is ... why potassium supplements are used for this purpose in people with ... kidney function, I must add. I am not sure how the potassium levels are replenished in people with reduced kidney...
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  74. Which medications to start with, lowest toxicity
    ... achieved with some antihypertensive meds. Increasing potassium and protein intake (directly benefiting our blood ... scale trial which aimed to determine the effect of potassium on blood pressure. You should read it. Low potassium...

  75. Not sure what to do next?
    ... I take a multi-vitamin and try to get plenty of potassium and magnesium in my diet....