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  1. hydrochlorot 25mg
    ... strengthening the bones. Posible risks: loss of body potassium and magnesium, cardiac arrhythmias caused by the decreased ... lipids, uric acid, decreased zinc, magnesium and potassium . Skin rashes, hives, fever, muscle aches, dizziness ... headaches, bone marrow depression, gout. Decreased blood potassium combined with a decrease in magnesium leads to and...

  2. hypertensin (high blood pressure) hyzaar
    ... better within days. The blood work came back with low Potassium which will cause Dizziness and other problems. I would...
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  3. HCTZ and water
    ... a couple of times & didn't feel like eating so my potassium got very low. Fam...

  4. I'm going to DASH...anyone want to join me?
    ... servings but about quantities of nutrients, e.g. 4700 mm potassium for example. Which raises the question that one ... and winter squash, for example are massively high in potassium compared to related vegetables. One can get lists...
    ... polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), omega-3 fatty acids, potassium , vitamin 'D', the 'B' vitamins, and phosphorus, and...

  5. Diuretics and side effects
    ... vasodilation. Some of the concerns with its use include a potassium loss into urine from the blood, a decrease in magnesium...
    ... abnormalities in the lab tests. Yes, except for low potassium (due to a poor diet and not hormonal/adrenal issues...
    ... to my multivitamin (Centrum Silver), I was taking a potassium supplement (99 mgs), and Calcium (1000mgs), Magnesium ... do find interesting is dash recommends 4500mgs of potassium , 1200 mgs of calcium, and 500 mgs of magnesium per...
    ... to take a diruetic? Diuretics can cause renal potassium loss, especially when combined with the beta blockers ... . Moderate deficiency is treated with potassium supplements, the safest way to correct the deficiency ... . Dietary potassium does not correct the potassium loss from chloride (diuretic) depletion. This is because ... the dietary potassium is coupled to phosphate. There are many peple on ... prevent electrolyte problems. I would be afraid to take potassium supplements without my doctors' knowledge. My antihypertens ... ive therapy included up to three potassium -sparing medications at a time. I was very concerned ... about their potassium -building potential and worried about it daily. High ... serum potassium level is definitely something to be avoided. Some ... people who take potassium supplements also take magnesium. Magnesium is important ... for potassium uptake and maintenance of intracellular potassium ... later. Some doctors prescribe another diuretic (a potassium -sparing one) to counter the effects of Hctz. Both ... so that the side effects are minimal. There is a potassium sparing diuretic available (Eplenerone) that does...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone Toprol

  6. dye free HCTZ
    ... balanced diet everyday to keep your minerals particularly potassium in balanced. Also, you need at least eight 8oz of...

  7. what can happen if i stop taking lisinopril
    ... but not impossible. Afterall, potatoes are rich in potassium but are "relatively" inexpensive. It's about making...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril benadryl

  8. why is my blood pressure going up at night
    ... about 1000 to 1600 ml per day. I have been tracking my potassium intake and saw that it was much lower so I have been ... supplementing with a bit of the No Salt potassium . I hate the taste, but it has gotten my intake up...
    ... may mean there is a connection. If you had listed potassium , I would definitely suspect a connection. I remember...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cartia Toprol

  9. What could be the cause?
    ... stenous exercise. Make sure you are eating enough potassium in the form of food. What is your b/p without...
    ... we in the western world do. That diet is high in potassium by the way... I'm out of time but thought you might...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cialis Flovent

  10. What causes my blood pressure to drop this low??
    ... take HTCZ you must eat a healthy diet especially high potassium foods. I take the same drug. What I did was list ... my usual food intake & then calculate the amount of potassium I was taking in. Then I compared that to the amount ... of potassium required by the body on a daily basis. Potassium...

  11. Supplements for HBP?
    ... VERY expensive though). 2. Minerals -magnesium, potassium , calcium. Honestly best obtained from food. BUT ...

  12. What's for lunch, dinner or even breaksfast?
    ... not I SHOULD be eating it and how it might affect my potassium levels. Isn't anything simple and straightforward...
    ... got the book. Although I've tried to increase my potassium and lower my sodium, I haven't followed the guidelines ... strictly (in other words I have no idea how much sodium, potassium , and calcium I'm taking in daily---nor do I remember...
    ... about my binges and wonder if they may be related to potassium and magnesium shortages (chocolate is high in potassium...
    ... thanks for your post. People with impaired urinary potassium excretion, such as diabetics, people with severe heart ... adrenal insufficiency should have a diet with a lower potassium intake than recommended for most individuals. The ... recommended daily amount of potassium is 4700mg. The DASH diet, while excellent and proven ... mentioned conditions. This is because this diet is high in potassium , phosphorus and protein. I would not benefit from ... it. :( Potassium is very important. Besides lowering our blood pressure ... clinical trials to date were done with supplemental potassium . More clinical trials with dietary potassium need ... to be done. Supplemental potassium has chloride, which does not neutralize excess acid ... in our bodies. For this reason, supplemental potassium does not prevent bone loss or kidney stones. A very...
    ... flowergirl2day;3425060]...People with impaired urinary potassium excretion, such as diabetics, people with severe heart ... adrenal insufficiency should have a diet with a lower potassium intake than recommended for most individuals. The ... recommended daily amount of potassium is 4700mg. The DASH diet, while excellent and proven ... mentioned conditions. This is because this diet is high in potassium , phosphorus and protein. I would not benefit from ... needs to find their own solutions. Supplemental potassium has chloride, which does not neutralize excess acid ... in our bodies. For this reason, supplemental potassium does not prevent bone loss or kidney stones. A very ... hypertension, it was not surprising that I had low potassium levels. The three years I was on bp meds, my diet ... has finally lifted), I am now aware of the role of potassium in the diet and make a conscious effort to have at...
    ... Hello All :) What are some foods that are high in potassium ? I eat banana's, dried fruits, sweet potatoes. Any...
    ... before. Keep in mind, not only is the AMOUNT of potassium important, some think that it is the RATIO of potassium...
    ... Hi Beth, I am now aware of the role of potassium in the diet and make a conscious effort to have at ... the importance of maintaining the right balance of potassium for our well-being and the problems that either too ... high or too low serum potassium concentration causes. I forgot to mention the antihypert ... electrolyte levels regularly when we take these drugs. Potassium -building antihypertensive drugs are: ACE inhibitors ... , Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), potassium -sparing diuretics and beta blockers. A combination...
    ... who wants to lose weight, plus chocolate contains potassium , as you pointed out, right? take care, flowergirl...
    ... fruits and veggies...there are some that are lower in potassium and sugars...perhaps, you could eat more of those...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone

  13. was diagnosed with HBP; suffering from anxiety attack
    ... luck. Bethsheba PS Did your doctor check your potassium levels? If not, my guess would be that they are too ... symptoms you describe. If I recall correctly, low potassium levels also cause headaches and temporary paralysis...
    ... was tested last night for hyperthyroidism and potassium levels-- blood tests returned normal, so that's good...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cialis Paxil Xanax

  14. Health Discussions
    ... have caused the increases/decreases? high urea, high potassium , low sodium, high glucose? The climbing potassium ... level in a person with normally low potassium is kind of scary. Just wondering if I might be overdoing...
    ... The meds that cause potassium to be retained say to avoid high potassium foods....
    ... diet has got anything to do with it. I think my old potassium phobia is starting to creep back. I don't want my ... potassium level getting any higher. I never thought I'd say ... this after so many months of trying to build the potassium up. Well, it's up, way up and I am not happy. I don...
    ... conscientious about your diet... What would too much potassium do??? I had changed my diet significiantly - incorporate ... I also added yogurt (for my stomach) and lots of potassium rich foods. I lost 20 pounds but it was not helping...
    ... [QUOTE=Vanessa74;3422947]...What would too much potassium do??? Having too much potassium in one's body ... experiencing side effects to the diovan...or had a potassium deficiency. I say this because the DASH researchers ... recommend a minimum of 4500 mg of potassium /day...and a banana has about 467 mgs...so you would ... bananas/day to get the minimum recommeded dose of potassium . FYI, symptoms of low potassium are weakness, fatigue ... I also added yogurt (for my stomach) and lots of potassium rich foods....I lost 20 pounds but it was not helping...
    ... Hi Vanessa, :) What would too much potassium do??? Even small changes in extracellular potassium ... on cardiac function. People with hyperkalemia (high potassium levels) can die of a cardiac arrhythmia suddenly and ... percentage is huge, I think ! (65%). That is why potassium levels must be closely monitored in certain groups ... the dangerous range, they must be treated. Frequent potassium level monitoring should help prevent us from getting ... into the danger zone. A potassium level above 5.5 is considered hyperkalemic. Factors ... prescription drugs, such as beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, potassium -sparing diuretics and others. Our immediate levels ... of K are controlled by a sodium- potassium pump. This in turn is controlled by insulin and beta ... out more about this!!!). Some reasons for increased potassium levels include a decreased or impaired potassium excretion ... using K supplements or salt substitues, and shifting potassium from intracellular to extracellular spaces which happens ... describe. It's not surprising considering how much our potassium levels affect the cardiac function. This is the reason ... (and a very good one I think) we want the potassium levels to stay within the range!!! It is so good to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan

  15. My bp is 228 over 118!! Shouldn't I be dead???
    ... Dr. tell you that you should avoid taking in extra potassium while taking Prinivil? The salt substitutes often ... have extra potassium . When I had a tooth absess, my b/p dropped to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Clonidine Prinivil

  16. metabolism problem may CONTRIBUTE to HBP?
    ... body has trouble metabolizing the minerals Calcium, Potassium , and/or Magnesium - that this person may suffer more...
    ... Yes, a problem metabolizing potassium and magnesium would put one at risk for an electrolyte ... they would also have elevated pressures. Example: potassium deficiency elevates bp....that's one reason the dash ... contains lots of fruits and vegetables which are high in potassium . Bethsheba...

  17. My dad has high BP.. help!
    ... on a diuretic, his low b/p maybe a symptom of low potassium . Fam...

  18. Potassium Chloride K-Tabs?
    ... prescribed for blood pressure control tend to deplete our potassium levels. What was your most recent K level? It would ... believes it to be low, or wants to prevent your serum potassium levels from becoming low. That is why you were told ... to take the potassium supplements. The amount of potassium a person needs to replace the potassium lost depends ... kidney function and other factors. The dietary potassium (though very good for us!!!) does not correct the ... potassium loss associated with chloride depletion from diuretics ... or vomiting. The dietary potassium is coupled to phosphate, not chloride. Doctors prescribe ... potassium supplements for prevention of hypokalemia. K supplementatio ... is needed to treat hypokalemia and restore healthy potassium levels. Your dosage appears to be for prevention. ... Our bodies have about 50mEq/kg of potassium . Almost all of it is intracellular. Each decrease ... loss of 4-5mEq/kg. It took me months to build up my potassium levels using two or three potassium sparing meds at ... won't be reduced any further. I am also on 25g of a potassium -sparing diuretic, Spironolactone, which helps a little...
    ... & ask for a copy of my lab tests to see what your potassium level is. Also, ask why you need to take potassium ... . If the Dr. always prescribes potassium supplements with HCTZ whether or not blood tests show ... you are willing to be conscientious about eating a potassium rich diet. You need to find out what your daily potassium ... listing the foods you normally eat & the amount of potassium you consume on a daily basis. This is what I did...
    ... excellent advice. What if you don't need to take any potassium ? :( Should the diuretic deplete your K levels over...
    ... done this week for my next appt. and will ask for my potassium levels then....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone

  19. what is c 12 peptide
    ... unusual names which I don't remember. People with low potassium levels should NOT take any apple cider vinegar. It...

  20. Switched again part 2
    ... hydrochlorithiazide 25mgs along with a prescription potassium supplement he gave me. I've taken potassium citrate...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Benicar Coreg Diltiazem Norvasc Toprol

  21. Anyone with Pheochromocytoma?
    ... Verospiron or Berlactone)? Spironolacotone is a potassium sparing diuretic that is sometimes used when they...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cialis Norvasc Spironolactone aldactone

  22. Types of blood pressure medication?
    ... It's probably HCTZ & he wants to check your potassium levels at the end of a week. Sounds like a good Dr...
    ... Yes, some people can lose their Potassium supply with HCTZ. Others are fine even if they don ... 't have much Potassium in their diet. Our bodies are more like different...
    ... 3383598]It's probably HCTZ & he wants to check your potassium levels at the end of a week. Sounds like a good Dr...

  23. I collapsed today
    ... Michael, if you are on a diuretic, you may have a low potassium or other substances called electrolytes. You should...

  24. multi vitaman
    ... an ample supply of natural electrolytes (calcium, potassium , magnesium). These nutrients from foods are better...

  25. hyperexol
    ... and I've read that I should not take calcium, and potassium is also out of the question because it's a form of...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lotrel

  26. Question about Enalapril/HCTZ 10-25
    ... three months ago) LDL up, triglycerides up, HDL down, potassium WAY down, glucose up, uric acid very high. This all...
    ... means you have to make sure you eat some salt & enough potassium rich foods. I 2nd the vote for exercise, eating...
    Medications also discussed in this post: hydrochlorothiazide

  27. Ringing In Ears and Blood Pressure Meds
    ... possible that increased activity levels and increased potassium levels would have been enough to drop the pressures...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Norvasc

  28. Beth: sick day diet & diuretics
    ... 16oz of orange juice during the day to replace the potassium loss. Then I include Carnation Instant milk, again...

  29. Flowergirl & Dr's appointment
    ... The tests to be done are pretty basic, sodium and potassium , glucose plus the kidney tests I'd just had done....
    ... thought: maybe the pain I had was from lower than normal potassium & sodium levels and not connected to my use of the ... bad side effects. I can foresee problems with my potassium levels. It took so long to increase my K level. Now...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cialis Norvasc

  30. Daily vitamins without Potassium
    ... something about my daily vitamin because it was short on potassium --it contains only 2 percent of the recommended daily ... anyone know why a daily vitamin would lack so much potassium ? Bethsheba...
    ... anyone know why a daily vitamin would lack so much potassium ? Bethsheba, A coupla' thoughts come to mind. ... preparations in the mixture, there is some small amount of potassium that results, and they are reporting it in the interests...
    ... Since too much potassium can stop the heart, the manufacturer is correct in ... not supplying the full daily amount. Potassium in food gets into the blood supply slowing whereas ... a potassium pill jumps right in which could put the blood potassium ... level over the top. Potassium is not stored in the body although there are ways ... making do for a few days if there isn't enough supply. Potassium has a very narrow range in the blood stream. I can ... at the moment but just look at your lab slip under potassium . When you are on a diuretic, you must pay special ... attention to your diet so that you don't get short on potassium & other minerals which are lost in your urine. On...
    ... [QUOTE=famnd;3351974]Since too much potassium can stop the heart, the manufacturer is correct in ... not supplying the full daily amount. Potassium in food gets into the blood supply slowing whereas ... a potassium pill jumps right in which could put the blood potassium ... attention to your diet so that you don't get short on potassium & other minerals which are lost in your urine. On ... calcium. Fam Thanks for the reminder about the potassium , Famnd. Yes, potassium is critical to heart health...

  31. Glucose metabolism and antihypertensive medication
    ... urea. I have a feeling I'll be hearing about that. My potassium level has gone down, creatinine up...I'll see what...

  32. Sudden high b/p?????
    ... pain) can elevate pressures and vitamin deficiencies ( potassium , for example) can elevate pressures as well. Bethsheba...

  33. Question about hyperexol
    ... vitamin c, vitamin b6, caliucm, magnesium, selenium, and potassium in varying amounts. If you are not eating a balanced...

  34. from ACE to ARB, is the ARB not working?
    ... involved in athletic activities, I was concerned about my potassium levels and told my doctor so. He agreed to let me...

  35. Zebeta 1.2mg + HCT 6.5mg: my last hope
    ... have any problems. Things to watch for: your serum potassium and blood glucose should be monitored when Hctz is...
    ... they hate it. But also their diet is not rich in Potassium and Magnesium, they consume a lot of Sodium :(. My...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diltiazem Norvasc Enalapril

  36. Being switched again!
    ... Question: can I continue my calcium supplements, potassium , vit D with the new pill. What do I have to look out...
    ... administered with any calcium products should be monitored. Potassium and vitamin D should not affect the action of CCBs...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Benicar Coreg Norvasc Toprol Verapamil

  37. Ok someone please explain this
    ... the very least. And, guess what? Benicar affects the potassium levels in your body. Another reason to ensure the...
    ... getting to your brain. Is the Dr. checking your potassium levels etc? Low b/p can be a symptom of low potassium ... . You should be getting enough potassium from your WW diet though. Drinking 16 oz of any...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Benicar

  38. pass a dot physical when blood pressure is high
    ... modest magnesium supplement of 300 to 400 mg. Also get potassium by eating things like bananas, apricots, beets and...

  39. Anyone, after HBP diagnosis and lifestyle change, eliminate or drastically reduce med
    ... salve I was using on my foot?........ eating too many potassium rich foods? You make me believe that I can do control...
    ... my daily intake of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, potassium , calcium, etc., however I continue to do some fine...

  40. Salt substitute is safe?
    ... michaellabibat, I know of potassium chloride (it replaces the sodium with potassium)....
    ... Potassium salt substitutes are safe...but not if you have kidney...
    ... QUOTE=rheanna;3315004]michaellabibat, I know of potassium chloride (it replaces the sodium with potassium)....
    ... per se, but an imbalance of sodium, magnesium and potassium . Processed and junk food has a lot of salt and lacks ... that contain natural amounts of sodium, magnesium and potassium . You can also take a magnesium supplement. That...
    ... per se, but an imbalance of sodium, magnesium and potassium . Processed and junk food has a lot of salt and lacks ... that contain natural amounts of sodium, magnesium and potassium . You can also take a magnesium supplement. That ... great point, the balance between sodium, magnesium and potassium . I take 250mg of Magnesium supplements since 2005...

  41. Side Effects?
    ... fatigue, and cramps, as is the case with abnormally low potassium . Low magnesium will result in similar muscular symptoms ... electrolyte levels. Some of these imbalances, such as high potassium levels, could have tragic consequences. Keep looking...

  42. Your experience with Diuretics
    ... than the IR tablets. Also the SR tablets effect the Potassium balance less than the IR tablets. So I think it's...
    ... don't have any immediate side effects other than potassium depletion if I get sick (a cold) & don't feel like ... that, I now have a sick day plan to include enough potassium rich foods & eat whether I feel like it or not. I ... one must not severely limit salt. You must eat a potassium rich diet. I went through my diet & added up the ... amount of potassium I have on a daily basis. Also, you need to drink ... powerful diuretic? Unless you are already on a potassium sparing drug or take potassium or the Dr. has restricted ... see if that helps. This is what I've done when my potassium gets too low. Fam...
    ... than the IR tablets. Also the SR tablets effect the Potassium balance less than the IR tablets. So I think it's...
    ... don't have any immediate side effects other than potassium depletion if I get sick (a cold) & don't feel like ... that, I now have a sick day plan to include enough potassium rich foods & eat whether I feel like it or not. I ... one must not severely limit salt. You must eat a potassium rich diet. I went through my diet & added up the ... amount of potassium I have on a daily basis. Also, you need to drink ... powerful diuretic? Unless you are already on a potassium sparing drug or take potassium or the Dr. has restricted ... see if that helps. This is what I've done when my potassium gets too low. Fam Thanks for your post Fam, I ... Orange a lot so I think I don't have to worry about Potassium right? also I can eat Potatoes which is rich in Potassium...
    ... Not sure how much potassium G. juice has but it must have some. Looks like you ... veggies. Once you have your blood work to check your potassium , you'll see how your average diet is working. I certainly ... hope your Dr. will be checking your potassium at least monthly for awhile. Fam...
    ... Orange, Guava and Potatoes contain a lot of Potassium but I'm not going to take my diuretic anymore :(....
    ... Hi, Orange, Guava and Potatoes contain a lot of Potassium but I'm not going to take my diuretic anymore :(. ... researching certain issues: The safest way to treat a potassium deficiency is by an oral potassium formulation (supplements ... ) - not diet. Dietary potassium does not correct potassium loss associated with chloride ... depletion (caused by the use of diuretics). Potassium from food sources is almost entirely coupled to phosphate ... s definitely an issue. I don't think I can take a potassium supplement (that's why the potassium building/sparing...
    ... researching certain issues: The safest way to treat a potassium deficiency is by an oral potassium formulation (supplements ... ) - not diet. Dietary potassium does not correct potassium loss associated with chloride ... depletion (caused by the use of diuretics). Potassium from food sources is almost entirely coupled to phosphate ... s definitely an issue. I don't think I can take a potassium supplement (that's why the potassium building/sparing ... HCT with another diuretic, but this diuretic is a Potassium sparing. so the tablet is 50mg of HCT with 5mg of ... that Potassium sparing diuretic. What do you think about that? Thanks...
    ... HCT with another diuretic, but this diuretic is a Potassium sparing. so the tablet is 50mg of HCT with 5mg of ... that Potassium sparing diuretic. What do you think about that? ... well and had company on top of that. I have been on potassium sparing/building drugs because I had hypokalemia ... fairly recently and the doctors never mentioned it. The potassium -sparing diuretic I am on, Spironolactone, inhibits ... the excretion of sodium & water while retaining the potassium . It also protects the heart from the effects of too ... changes in both men and women, a possibility of high potassium levels and liver damage. Because it has not been tested ... with ACE inhibitor and an ARB for a time brought my potassium levels up to normal over an eight month period. I ... that now, almost 3 months later and with the use of potassium -robbing 25mg Hctz my potassium is level is still normal ... am now on 25mg of Hctz because I cannot afford the potassium loss with the 50mgs. I think you should have been ... I am on 25mg of Spironolactone, your dose of the potassium -sparing med is very low - and that's good! :) ... P.S. Our potassium levels are not influenced by age as far as I know ... use of medications and various diseases deplete our potassium levels. Good luck, Michael! flowergirl...
    ... well and had company on top of that. I have been on potassium sparing/building drugs because I had hypokalemia ... fairly recently and the doctors never mentioned it. The potassium -sparing diuretic I am on, Spironolactone, inhibits ... the excretion of sodium & water while retaining the potassium . It also protects the heart from the effects of too ... changes in both men and women, a possibility of high potassium levels and liver damage. Because it has not been tested ... with ACE inhibitor and an ARB for a time brought my potassium levels up to normal over an eight month period. I ... that now, almost 3 months later and with the use of potassium -robbing 25mg Hctz my potassium is level is still normal ... am now on 25mg of Hctz because I cannot afford the potassium loss with the 50mgs. I think you should have been ... I am on 25mg of Spironolactone, your dose of the potassium -sparing med is very low - and that's good! :) ... P.S. Our potassium levels are not influenced by age as far as I know ... use of medications and various diseases deplete our potassium levels. Good luck, Michael! flowergirl So ... we have the HCT + Potassium Sparing diuretic and we have the Indapamide 1.5 mg...
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  43. When should Dr. adjust / change medications?
    ... effects, like causing ED and depleting Magnesium and Potassium from the body. It's better to minimize your Sodium...
    ... effects, like causing ED and depleting Magnesium and Potassium from the body. It's better to minimize your Sodium...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lotrel

  44. Very important about High BP please read it
    ... Those types of medications cause increased levels of potassium . If you are eating a diet rich in potassium, then...
    ... Those types of medications cause increased levels of potassium . If you are eating a diet rich in potassium, then ... No I don't consume a lot of food that contains Potassium and I was not on my CCB while I have tried the ARBs...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Accupril quinapril

  45. sodium in tap water and BP?
    ... in a day to see if it is excessive thereby losing potassium which helps b/p control. We really need a check list...

  46. numb fingers
    ... the numbness from all the electrolytes (like sodium. potassium , calcium etc.) you were losing in your urine. Plus...

  47. Magnesium Supplements Dosage
    ... under a lot of stress, you will need more. Calcium and potassium should be taken along with magnesium, because these...
    ... under a lot of stress, you will need more. Calcium and potassium should be taken along with magnesium, because these...

  48. Cough on Monopril
    ... increase in blood urea nitrogen, uric acid level, blood potassium , liver enzymes, and a decrease in blood sodium. There ... diuretics. One thing you must watch carefully is your potassium levels. There's a risk of hyperkalemia. Do not take ... any potassium supplements, salt substitutes or potassium sparing diuretics along with the ACE inhibitors. ... (Unless your doctor directs you to - I do.) Potassium levels should be tested monthly for the first nine ... complete blood count, urine analysis, urine protein, potassium and liver enzymes. flowergirl...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Monopril

  49. How to quickly lower blood pressure?
    ... for example. They suggest getting about 4500 mg of potassium per day, which is real tough from food (add up the ... food items and how much potassium they contain and you will see). Now, doctors who study ... DASH are saying we really need 7000 mg of potassium for best BP results! Atkins and South Beach have...

  50. Lowering your blood pressure
    ... following: vitamin C, B6, calcium, magnesium, selenium, potassium , garlic, hawthorn, cayenne, and taurine. For the...

  51. Thyroid issues & iodine & b/p
    ... have a magnifying glass. There's 0.15mg of iodine ( potassium iodide) in each capsule. I checked several sites...

  52. What are the risk of stopping HBP medicine? Is it true Im gonna die?
    ... and almost get me a heart attack and I lost all my potassium in my body. [SIZE="3"]I been taking atenolol 100mg...
    ... and almost get me a heart attack and I lost all my potassium in my body. [SIZE="3"]I been taking atenolol 100mg...
    ... goes down to 90-60-46 and when they took my blood my potassium get low and so they gave me medicine to have more ... potassium in my blood. Doctor told me to stop indapamide asap...
    ... improve and your doctor tells you to. I have some potassium issues also. They are not your biggest concern right...
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  53. Is there ANY BP med that doesn't say "stay out Sun"?
    ... Inhibitor Diltiazem & Nifedipine CCBs Triamterene Potassium sparing diuretic Hctz Diuretic Exposure to...
    ... t work. I have him on apple cider vin, magnesium, potassium & some others. Seems to be doing ok, only pain in...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diltiazem Nifedipine

  54. Effectiveness of antihypertensives
    ... decrease the fluid excretion as well. What about potassium ? Low potassium should result in a low b/p because ... of the increased urination. But as we know low potassium isn't good for the heart etc. BTW what was your potassium...
    ... stress scale you mentioned. I should look it up. My potassium on August 25th was 4.4 and the pulse is in the 70s...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cialis Clonidine

  55. New 3rd generation Beta-blocker (Nebivol) in the FDA approval pipeline
    ... meds that interact with one another. I was on three potassium building/sparing meds at a time, horrified constantly ... that my potassium would reach lethal levels and I'd simply drop dead...

  56. alternative to lisinopril ?
    ... last year. When I was given a very high dose of the potassium -robbing Hctz for my peripheral edema in August, (caused ... it. I was also on another diuretic at the time, a potassium -sparing one, which helped to somewhat offset the potassium...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Clonidine

  57. Pain and BP Meds
    ... have not had any problems other than getting into potassium depletion when I was sick with a cold & forgot that ... sick. Now I have a "sick day diet" to keep up my potassium level. Fam...
    ... have not had any problems other than getting into potassium depletion when I was sick with a cold & forgot that ... sick. Now I have a "sick day diet" to keep up my potassium level. It's understandable that you'd be scared ... been a sign to check my electrolyte balance?? My potassium levels were low when the hct was prescribed two months...

  58. FG re: first day of work & b/p meds
    ... vomiting are worrisome. Of course, I always think of potassium problems first because of the diuretics. But then...

  59. My 6 months of lifestyle changes are up..questions.
    ... easy drug to take but I've had a few slip ups with potassium when I was sick & didn' feel like eating. Like a...
    ... easy drug to take but I've had a few slip ups with potassium when I was sick & didn' feel like eating. Like a ... on a diuretic. Fam I specifically asked for a potassium sparing one (when it comes to this). My diet is pretty ... high in potassium now so I hope things will be ok....

  60. Starting new meds any advice?
    ... PRESSURE GO TO LOW BLOOD PRESSURE AND I LOST A LOT OF POTASSIUM . AND THIS ARE DIEURETICS NAME INDAPAMIDE AND CARDI...
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  61. Benicar and bananas
    ... o.k.? I seem to remember warnings of Benicar and potassium ....
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  62. Men & Diovan and weight gain and other meds
    ... only one I'm aware of is diuretics. You have to take potassium suppliments or eat enough food with it because the...

  63. Anyone else experience high pulse constantly?
    ... it can work on swelling and the BP. Have to take potassium suppliments because diuretics deplete it. Doesn't...
    ... TO 91-73-49 VERY LOW. WHEN HE GET MY BLOOD TEST MY POTASSIUM GET SO LOW SO NOW HE IS GIVING ME MEDICINE FOR POTASIUM...

  64. Took Indapamide/blood pressure go low/chest discomfort go to back/stiff neck/fatigue
    ... diuretic warrant at least a blood test especially for potassium . Orange juice will help get your potassium level...
    ... diuretic warrant at least a blood test especially for potassium . Orange juice will help get your potassium level ... get a blood test and they just call me and said my potassium is so low and need to take a pills for potassium....
    ... Glad you called the Clinic. Those potassium pills will work pretty fast. You have to be careful ... when you take a diuretic cause you lose potassium & other minerals in the urine. You need to eat a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  65. High BP possibly from sodium? Very nervous, have questions!
    ... a diet with a good mix of calcium, magnesium, and potassium . The best "help" is prevention, ;). FYI, I overdosed...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avapro

  66. Fatigue and Confusion
    ... that my electrolytes were unbalanced (magnesium and potassium in particular), and that lead to other nutrional imbalances...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Benicar Lisinopril Norvasc hydrochlorothiazide

  67. Pomegranite juice for blood pressure?
    ... in a very reliable source that supplementation of potassium , calcium and magnesium is not recommended for the...
    ... in a very reliable source that supplementation of potassium , calcium and magnesium is not recommended for the ... hypertension. flowergirl I have heard that about potassium and calcium, but not magnesium. It is actually harder ... glycemic foods like the many fruits that have high potassium . That said, I have scaled back on the cal-mag, having...
    ... mention supplementing with magnesium , calcium and potassium . I like always try to get what I need from food and...

  68. Need to change Beta blockers due to exhaustion,which one is best?
    ... make sure you're getting enough magnesium, calcium, potassium , and other nutrients. This is from the Beta Blocker...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  69. BP summary of past 6 months
    ... 100. THAT poses problems since so much food that is potassium rich like bananas and lots of fruit will throw your...

  70. Avapro comments
    ... put back on a diuretic also...then I have to take potassium , I just can't win with this problem....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Avapro

  71. More problems with low pressure
    ... when you mentioned electrical activity, I thought of potassium which is needed to regulate the heart rhythm...are ... eating enough bananas? potatoes? and other things with potassium in them? You might want to check with your doctor...

  72. What exactly constitutes as high blood pressure?
    ... shaker less often. :) If you miss salt, try the potassium based salt substitutes. They are really not that bad...

  73. Different kinds of salt and blood pressure
    ... unrefined salts (which in addition to sodium, contain potassium , magnesium, calcium and other minerals needed for ... maintaining a healthy electrolyte balance, but they contain potassium and calcium as well. And if you've been doing your...

  74. High Blood Pressure
    ... celery seed, hawthorn, olive leaf, garlic minerals: potassium , magnesium, calcium peptides: dairy or fish peptides...
    ... celery seed, hawthorn, olive leaf, garlic minerals: potassium , magnesium, calcium peptides: dairy or fish peptides...
    ... Florence, low sodium diets wiith increased potassium and magnesium are claimed to lower bp. Reducing sodium ... reduced sodium soups and food products. Increased potassium comes from bananas, sweet potatoes, V8 juice. Magnesium...

  75. A hypertension question
    ... you taking hydrochlorothiazide? If so, check your potassium levels. Mine ended up being low and I felt awful...
    ... nausea. The two times I had what I thought was a low potassium , I had nausea (rare symptom for me), low b/p, & lots ... of urine production-all symptoms of low potassium . Increasing my food potassium (orange juice, milk...
    ... :) At present time, I don't know my levels of potassium or anything else. I am on two diuretics, Hctz 50g...
    ... know where I stand with the bloodwork. You know that potassium is a biggie with me. I am curious about my present ... potassium level. Was told by the GP not to worry about it too...
    Medications also discussed in this post: hydrochlorothiazide Spironolactone Nexium