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  1. Blood test results
    ... and He has just had to go for a second one as his potassium levels are elevated. Does anyone know what this means...
    ... Flauracat- The normal potassium range for men, women, and children is from 3.5 to ... results in brackets. Your husband's blood level of potassium may be higher than normal for several reasons. It ... suspected ulcers, internal bleeding can cause elevated potassium levels. Or if he is taking certain types of high ... pressure medicines that cause the body to hold onto extra potassium . (ACE inhibitors and potassium-sparing diuretics like...
    ... Flauracat- The normal potassium range for men, women, and children is from 3.5 to ... results in brackets. Your husband's blood level of potassium may be higher than normal for several reasons. It ... suspected ulcers, internal bleeding can cause elevated potassium levels. Or if he is taking certain types of high ... pressure medicines that cause the body to hold onto extra potassium . (ACE inhibitors and potassium-sparing diuretics like...
    ... Alchohol overuse or heavy consumption usually causes potassium LOSS. But it certainly can aggravate an ulcer! And ... bleeding, that could, as I mention above, cause his potassium levels to climb. zuzu xx...

  2. Doc doesn't know whats wrong, can anyone help?
    ... Whats the diff between these? Iron 83 Glucose 101 Potassium 4.2 Calcium 9.7 Protein 7.9 T3 Toal 132 ...

  3. i think this goes here - low potassium...
    ... I actually kind of think I know WHY I have low potassium . I'm not exactly what you would call a healthy eater ... chest pains and muscle cramps were linked to the low potassium , because I had no idea why it would be considered ... you think if I just started eating more foods with potassium I could fix all of this myself instead of going to...
    ... Loud x Mouth- If your last known potassium level was @ 2.7 and you've been having chest pain...

  4. Pain in calf
    ... be low worked for me good luck if you have a low potassium bananas lower it...
    ... I would agree that adding potassium and even calcium are good for leg cramps. It could...

  5. Dull mind, sleepy feeling...depression??
    ... Dr.due to feeling like you did,and she checked my Potassium level.It was way down below normal.I don't want to ... better. I got the test results, and sure enough my Potassium was right back to normal.So the culprit was the fluid ... quite a bit. Have you had your blood tested for your Potassium level ,and thyroid done.If not it may help if your...

  6. Baaaad hangover, HELP!
    ... part of it. The body also loses a lot of sodium and potassium which contributes to the ill feeling. Sipping a sport...

  7. baking soda for deodorant
    ... you any harm. If you're worried, why not buy some potassium bicarbonate, which will act just like the baking soda...

  8. Does anyone have an answer to this question?
    ... My husbands Dr says on his last blood test that the potassium and the creatinine are a little high what exactly ... are no new meds for it also he says to avoid high potassium foods where can i get info on what foods are high...
    ... healthy people can have slightly elevated creatinine and potassium levels. While it can indicate sometning going on with ... Certain meds for hypertension can elevate creatinine and potassium . Also,creatinine is produced in proportion to your...

  9. irregular heart beats
    ... heart health. A supplement as directed of Cal/mag/ potassium . Magnesium and potassium are both critical for heart...

  10. dizziness
    ... 200mg am and pm, with food. Also Calcium citrate and potassium ...at least the daily doses. These are important to...

  11. Can anyone help answer this?
    ... out, I drink a lot of water, take two Advils and a potassium pill. I think some of the problem, therefore, is...

  12. Bad breath has altered my personality
    ... concentrated source of minerals, including iodine, potassium , magnesium, calcium, and iron. Kelp as a source of...

  13. Concerned about father
    ... your electolytes in the blood...(salts) particularly potassium levels that can plunge and that ALONE can make you ... should be getting regular blood tests to monitor his potassium levels. Norvasc Apo Hydro, Paxil, Benadryl can...

  14. twitcing in upper thigh
    ... multivitamin daily in case you're not getting enough potassium , calcium or magnesium in your diet. zuzu xxxx ...

  15. Disturbing dizzyness
    ... your electrolytes are normal (i.e. blood salts like potassium , sodium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, phosphate,...

  16. still having edema
    ... of excess water in the body without depleting you potassium . give them a try :)...

  17. Extremely annoying muscle twitch, help!!
    ... I always heard it was a lack of potassium . So maybe eating bananas will help. Certainly couldn...

  18. Calf muscle pain (charliehorses)
    ... cramps, the first thing I would suspect would be low potassium and/or low magnesium levels. Try supplementing ... with 2-4 99mg potassium tablets per day and 1-2 200mg magnesium tablets per...

  19. Cramps in calves
    ... bananas and drinking lots of water. The bananas supply potassium , which, i believe, helps with all cramps. ...
    ... ditto to what Ecopunk says, potassium does help with cramps. If you're not crazy about bananas ... , you can also buy tablets for it. My Dad takes potassium tablets that were prescribed by a Dr., you may be...

  20. Leg cramps
    ... Oceanbreeze, A number of factors can cause leg cramps.Low Potassium is one thing.Your best bet is to go to your doctor...

  21. Involuntary muscle spasms in hand?
    ... recall damaging the nerves in my hand. Does a lack of potassium have anything to do with this? What's crazy is that...

  22. Need Advice Please regarding Edema caused by Cellulitis
    ... home and take it easy. He prescribed a diurectic and potassium and sent us home and told her to come back in 3 weeks ... She is now on several medications, a diurectic, potassium and another pill as well for blood pressure. The...

  23. leg pains if i dont take my vitamins
    ... Instead of the vitamins try eating bananas for potassium or taking just a calcium-magnesium supplement. It...
    ... BTW, one of the articles recommends a combination of potassium , calcium and magnesium. Sports drinks such as Gatorade...
    ... checked out. You do probably need more calcium and/or potassium but relay all the information you have posted here...

  24. what causes high potassium in your blood?
    ... uh .... eating a banana?! What does potassium do? I have an idea, and it's good to have at least ... equal amounts of potassium for how much sodium you consume. But i don't think ... there's any problem with having potassium in your blood. It helps carry things around i believe ... i'm wrong please. Frankly, i WANT high levels of potassium ! I like to drink things that say 400mg potassium per...
    ... that day and said, the doctor has high amounts of potassium in his blood and thats not good. I have a feeling ... called the doctor back to ask him why high levels of potassium are not good and he said that they can cause all of...
    ... diabetes, but there are medications that can impact potassium levels. Hopefully, his doctor will be going over...
    ... being related either. If anything i would of thought potassium to be good for the body and make someone energized...
    ... Hi, Yes, being diabetic can have some relevance to potassium levels. Potassium levels that are too high can cause ... failure in a lot of cases? Sometimes, an increased potassium level with a high creatinnine level can indicate some...

  25. PREDISONE
    ... medication predisone. If so did anyone ever have low potassium , low calcium, and problems keeping iron in there system ... questions. But for some reason he could not hold potassium or iron in his system. Any help with these question...
    ... That's about all I know about it. I do know that low potassium is connected with the heart. My Dad had heart problems ... for years and his potassium would get real low at times. I don't think the prednizone...
    ... the prednisone can aggravate or accelerate it. Potassium and calcium metabolism problems usually show up in...

  26. Muscle Twitching
    ... good calcium citrate with magnesium, and get some potassium every day, a bannana or a glass of orange juice would...

  27. What is wrong...I'm falling apart?
    ... the Blood Pressure.) Get some Magnisum, Calcium, Potassium and some all natural kelp. You can take extra only...

  28. stroke/bp/diabetes symptoms
    ... strokes and is diabetic. Patient took prescription dose potassium and thinks this is the culprit for high BP and feeling ... ill all day. I think the potassium pill is an unlikely source of problem and wonder if...

  29. Can anyone help me?
    ... years ago and I take 100mg daily of a diuretic and a potassium supplement. I have a very healthy diet. Yesterday...

  30. muscle spasms
    ... Maybe yoga could help your muscle spasms. Finally, potassium helps prevent muscle spasms naturally. I used to get ... nurse to eat more bananas because they are high in potassium . Hope this post helped a bit. Take care and I hope...

  31. Circulation
    ... I have heard that potassium is supposed to help especially if you get any cramping...

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  1. Any ingredients I should be concerned about in Arm & Hammer Enamel Care toothpaste?
    ... Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aroma, Sodium Saccharin, Di potassium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Sodium Fluoride, Eugenol, ... contains... Aqua, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Hydrated Silica, Potassium Nitrate, PEG-12, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Aroma, Cellulose...

  2. what causes the twitching?
    ... and have your electrolytes tested. If you're low in potassium or magnesium it can cause muscle spasms and muscle...
    ... and have your electrolytes tested. If you're low in potassium or magnesium it can cause muscle spasms and muscle...

  3. Can your doctor test you to see if your vitamins and minerals, etc...???
    ... main vitamins. I know they can test for magnesium, potassium , iron and B-12 (which I understand are the ones if...

  4. Electric Needle Sensation In Back Area
    ... some mineral and vitamin levels checked, vitamin D, potassium , magnesium, and vitamin B12 can make you have more...
    ... cannot tolerate in high doses so have cut that down), potassium (am now taking that) and Omega fatty acids (have increased...
    ... good natural source of folic acid, by the way, and potassium . Just a tip. ;)...
    ... weird symptoms. I also have a problem with keeping my potassium level up, my body simply doesn't hang onto it. The...

  5. Cramps that travel through the body
    ... Cramping in extremities can also be a signal that your potassium is low. Start eating food that are high in potassium...

  6. Need help reading lab results
    ... creatinine 0.7 [0.4-1.1] sodium 143 [136-145] potassium 4.5 [3.4-5.1] chloride 107 [98-107] co2 28 ...

  7. Could This Be Nerves/Anxiety?
    ... disorders. Muscle cramps are often related to low potassium and dehydration, a banana (high in potassium) a day...

  8. 9 mo of pain so far!
    ... IRON SAT 2 20-50 % SODIUM 143 135-145 meq/L POTASSIUM 4.2 3.5-5.0 meq/L CHLORIDE 108 101-111 meq/L CO2...

  9. I think Kaiser is letting her die... She hurts far too much to be psycosymptomatic!
    ... dL IRON SAT 2 20-50 % SODIUM 143 135-145 meq/L POTASSIUM 4.2 3.5-5.0 meq/L CHLORIDE 108 101-111 meq/L CO2...

  10. Can someone please help me!?!?!?!- LOST
    ... deficiency. Also keep in mind that calcium and potassium need to be ingested in the proper amounts so the body...
    ... not reliable, some doctors look for lower levels of potassium and calcium as indicators that there may be a mg problem...
    ... cause an imbalance in electrolytes, too, specifically potassium . But getting back to the 24 hour urine test.....

  11. Can't stand the pain in my legs any more
    ... the right amounts/ratios of calcium, magnesium, and potassium , my leg pain/movements and my hip pain went away....

  12. Thowing up blood
    ... good thing for him to eat because it contains high potassium which helps replace electrolytes lost due to loss...
    ... that is why I thought potatoes (and bananas, too) for potassium . I do send positive thoughts to your son. I know...
    ... easily digested)...and orange juice is very high in potassium so I suspect his thirst for the oj was his body's...

  13. Random Symptons or Related to Blood Pressure
    ... blood pressure can be in indication that your body's potassium , magnesium, and calcium balances are out of whack...

  14. what is a charlie horse in your calf?
    ... takes to get the calf muscle to relaax... Also, low potassium will cause leg cramps.....bananas and watermelons ... are a good souce of potassium ....
    ... well rounded vitamin suppliment that contains both potassium and magnesium. low magnesium can also set off some...

  15. Swelling feet and ankles
    ... prescribing Dr. to put you (if your not already) on potassium supplements they go hand in hand bannanas are great...

  16. Undiagnosed and I'm getting worse, do you recognize my symptoms?
    ... tolerence test- normal; in other blood tests I had low potassium a few times, low blood sugar a few times and low liver...

  17. Tired... like.. all the time!
    ... taking in at least the minimum daily requirements for potassium , calcium, and magnesium. And by the way, your body...

  18. Prednisone: is it good, bad or dangerous medicine?
    ... and to avoid medications that contain sodium and potassium , antacids, diuretics, along with others. Given...

  19. Unexplained dizziness
    ... Meds can cause dizziness and so can a poor diet ( potassium deficiency, anemia, etc). My best guess is the...

  20. Severe leg cramping in the night
    ... improper diet, or the stomach flu can bring about. Potassium , calcium, and magnesium need to be in a certain ratio...
    ... swimming pool. Years ago I learned that increasing one's potassium would eliminate the cramps. I haven't had charlie ... their liquids and their salts (calcium, magnesium, potassium )...that's why they have rehydration drinks in addition ... I would suggest making sure you ate something with potassium , calcium, and magnesium everyday...for example, a...
    ... servings a day of dairy but not sure where I am at on potassium and magnesium. May have to add that to my search...
    ... servings a day of dairy but not sure where I am at on potassium and magnesium. May have to add that to my search ... supplements, when it came to using supplements to increase potassium , magnesium, and calcium levels for people with hypertension...
    ... Low potassium caused my leg cramps. Get some bloodwork done. Feel...
    ... V-8 Juice is a good source for potassium ....
    ... Navy"]Bananas, watermelon, cantelope are all high in potassium which is one of minerals that when you lack-causes ... and sore......But not having enough magnesium and potassium will cause leg cramps. Actually I have found that ... whenI am short of potassium I cramp quicker.... Potassium is found in bananas and as little as a half a banana...

  21. New to site. Worried.
    ... had my yearly labs and all was good except that my potassium was .1 higher than normal...when I redid test my sodium...

  22. leg aches and pains
    ... deficiencies...an imbalance of calcium, magnesium, and potassium . Bethsheba...

  23. swollen legs
    ... drinking much water though, I don't know how high is the potassium level but I will mention all of it at my next check...

  24. Help with test results/right flank pain...
    ... CREATININE: 97 (55-110) SODIUM: 144 (134-144) POTASSIUM : 4.7 (3.5-5.5) CHLORIDE: 106 (98-108) BICARBONATE...

  25. Elevated Protein on Blood Test?
    ... steroids recently, so that might be why. I did have low Potassium recently also. Any info would be greatly appreciated...

  26. muscular cramps, legs, arms, hands and face!
    ... Is he getting enough water, potassium , calcium and magnesium? It might be something else...
    ... things with special emphasis on the magnesium and potassium would be the first thing to rule out or in.depletion ... or low mag or potassium can casue some really crazy muscle responses.my son ... due to just the low mag at that time.he had had low potassium the week before and started having muscle cramps then ... a mag suppliment and see how things go,then add a potassium sup in a couple days if things don;t get better with ... vitamin could help as long as it has 100% mag and potassium .you just don't want to go adding alot of a particular...

  27. painful legs and hips,twiches,and spasms,plz help!!
    ... This might not be the whole problem, but lack of potassium , calcium and magnesium could be contributing....

  28. Whats wrong with me?Pain in side
    ... which got lost and so did the second one, I was put on potassium citrate which was for kidney infection. The third...

  29. Friend has been water fasting for 26 days....worried
    ... most probably shot. She told me yesterday that her potassium was low, but they "fixed" that. I don't know what...
    ... Ok, lack of potassium is the #1 thing I was worried about. If they're getting...

  30. Spasm-like Excruciating Pain in the Upper Left Leg
    ... also be from a lack of magnesium in the body or even potassium too.these should really be checked out to make certain...

  31. PLZ give input concernd about kidneys
    ... H Chemistry COMP METABOLIC PANEL sodium 140 potassium 4.6 chloride 104 carbon dioxide 25 glucose 82 ...

  32. Does my blood work indicate HIV infection or anything ? STD ?
    ... OSMOLALITY : 284 SODIUM : 139 PROTIEN TOTAL: 7.4 POTASSIUM 4.5 ALbumin: 4.7 CHLORIDE: 102 GLOBULIN: 2.7 Co2 ... MONOCYTES % 5.60 CHEMISTRY ---------- SODIUM : 140 POTASSIUM 4.7 CHLORIDE; 100 CO2 = 29 ANION GAP - 11.0 GLUCOSE...

  33. Leg cramps.
    ... Years of this. No dr ever cared. Everyone said Potassium . I took supplements, ate bananas...no help. I started...

  34. Feels like water running down my legs? What in the world?
    ... things i would be checking are the magnesium ans the potassium levels.you can have these checked at your docs office ... of his hand one night.very creepy to watch.but low potassium can also cause muscle issues too.just bringing this...

  35. Unexplained Bruising
    ... vitamin C supplement but I do take a multivitamin and potassium supplement. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs and yes...

  36. I've been having some problems lately...
    ... the only thing they said wrong was "critically low potassium levels". Doctors don't help, so I was just hoping...

  37. Stomach cramping; only at football practice in heat
    ... the time. At his diabetic diagnosis he was low on potassium and magnesium, and they have never rechecked those ... the hospital. I know that defiencies, particularily potassium can cause problems like he is having. He is also...
    ... imbalance which, based on your post, you are aware of. Potassium , calcium, and magnesium need to replaced as well and...

  38. What type of Dr. do I need to see?
    ... take a duretic ownly sometimes along with it! and potassium . My pcp, checks my lungs and heart sound she has...
    ... take a duretic ownly sometimes along with it! and potassium . My pcp, checks my lungs and heart sound she has...

  39. Water intake
    ... the thing you need in order to keep your sodium and potassium in balance. Push as much of it as you can as long...
    ... I never knew that about the sodium and potassium . I think another important tip is to drink water...
    ... the thing you need in order to keep your sodium and potassium in balance. Push as much of it as you can as long...

  40. weird stuff -- looking for anwsers
    ... fresh fruits-watermelons, cantalopes, all high in potassium will help. Drink lots of water to help make sure...

  41. I guess this is the thread to post this, problem
    ... get RLS symptoms, sometimes if I don't get enough of Potassium in my diet I get these horrendous cramps. Well ... , I had to stop taking the Potassium , because I have been taking a water pill, Hydrochlorot ... . I have a Potassium test that I have to take next week, so I have been ... off my Potassium for almost two weeks now. The reason being, is the ... wants to see if the Hydrochlorot is draining too much Potassium and if it is he wants to put me on something else ... wait until I go take this test? I am eating alot of Potassium rich foods, Potatoes and foods such as that. I...
    ... watermelons and cantelopes also. They are all high in potassium and good in these summer months. Why in the world ... would you be taking potassium pill though if you get potassium stones? That just...
    ... I have Calcium Oxalate stones, not Potassium stones. I have been told to take the Potassium for...

  42. Twitching eye
    ... I heard that it comes from a lack of potassium . I could be wrong, but hey it's worth a try. Eat some...
    ... sometimes and still do but very rarely, and lack of potassium may be the cause. I never heard of that theory, but...
    ... sometimes and still do but very rarely, and lack of potassium may be the cause. I never heard of that theory, but...

  43. Potassium Level
    ... ermedicated. Your blood pressure seems ok and so does your potassium level. You have reason to be conserned. You probably...

  44. Cramping In Body
    ... Georgia"][COLOR="DarkRed"]Dehydration and lack of potassium or magnesium are often the culprits. try drinking...
    ... i totally agree with dust above.your mag and potassium are really two crucial minerals that need to be at...