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  1. ? about EF and cardiomyopathy...
    ... some kind of diuretic, and they gave it to him with a potassium supplement (I think it was).....anyway, my brother...

  2. Undiagnosed...irregular and fast heart beats
    ... or of little or no significance. There could be potassium , calcium, electrolytical deficiencies. The chemicals...

  3. irregular beats?
    ... increased heart palps during pregnancy, I was low on potassium at 17 weeks due to morning sickness and basically...

  4. Potassium Intake, need answer fast
    ... Anything up to 5 GRAMS of potassium per day is perfectly safe. Of course, that's not to ... say take 5 grams at ONCE nor all in the form of a potassium salt. Almost everyone gets less potassium than...
    ... 9 and the normal range is 3.6-5.0 mEq/L. Too much potassium together with too low calcuim can create spasms and ... medication, but there is a heart med that retains potassium and to supplement could be detrimental....

  5. Edema of the body, more information please!
    ... taking larger doses, is to make sure you supplement potassium and regularly monitor your uric acid. I recommend...

  6. anorexia and bulimia
    ... Electrolytes and Potassium levels are often extremely low in people with eating ... what really killed her was her heart failure... her potassium levels were too low....

  7. Question about chest pain...
    ... chemical and mineral imbalance. For instance, a lack of potassium will have an effect on electrical impulses that feed...

  8. tachycardia problems
    ... all coffee, teas and soft drinks. Eat a diet high in potassium , magnesium and calcium foods and see if that makes...

  9. No PVCs During Exercise---Why??
    ... process that occurs is one of various chemical flows ( potassium this way, calcium that way, sodium dancing in the...

  10. EBCT Scans ?
    ... which duiretics are the best for less side effects and potassium loss? And by the way, what is a < nuclear stress...
    ... For less side effects and less potassium loss I'g go with hydrochlorothiazide. For instantaneous...
    ... drochlorothiazide)...lowers sodium and water slowly. Little potassium loss but high sodium loss. Lasix (furosemide) probably...
    ... furosemide) probaly Frusemide in the UK...fast water dump, potassium loss requires supplementation with KCl every day ...

  11. Heart Pain , Breathing Problem
    ... test for any deficiencies of electrolytes, calcium, potassium , etc...?...

  12. HELP -input on my stress test PLEASE???
    ... to decrease it i am on aspirin atenolol pravachol potassium and niaspian. how can i really decrease it or stop...

  13. if you take magnesium...
    ... im not sure where i read this but calcium mag and potassium block obsorbtion of eachother. anyways im taking 833mg ... bit of everything, even while doing this i had low potassium 9 monthes ago when i had my baby. kim...

  14. New to PVC's-Advice Please
    ... think it would be a good idea for you to look up high potassium , magnesium and calcium foods and start including them...
    ... he did me a blood test which showed a low iron and potassium level im my blood but he didnt recommend any specific...
    ... he did me a blood test which showed a low iron and potassium level im my blood but he didnt recommend any specific ... more fruit ?? The fact that you had low iron, low potassium pretty much confirms that your diet has been an ongoing...
    ... do cause heart arrhythmias (happens to me when my potassium gets low!) but again, the cause would not be coffee ... and tea. Taking potassium /mag/calc can help a lot....

  15. pvc's and cant relax or focus
    ... im gunna pay way more attention to my mag, cal, and potassium intake. kim...

  16. Skipped heartbeat episodes
    ... the Magnesium supplements. Yesterday I took some Potassium . And got a lot of rest. Part of my concern is...
    ... the Magnesium supplements. Yesterday I took some Potassium . And got a lot of rest. Part of my concern is ... I would be very careful when self-administering potassium . Your sodium/potassium balance has to be between ... you could make things much worse, and overdosing on potassium is potentially fatal. I personally would get a ... blood test and see if you have a potassium deficiency first, and if it is low, work with your ... safer to self-administer. If you think you have a potassium shortage, try eating more bananas. HubbleRules...
    ... Thanks very much, Hubble. I'll lay off the potassium . And buy a banana. (g). I've taken Magnesium, but...

  17. Should I Visit a Cardiologist?
    ... in general just sudden movements...is it a lack of potassium ?...
    ... in general just sudden movements...is it a lack of potassium ? What do you mean struggles to catch its rythm? ... palpatations when getting up and moving around? Potassium and Magnesium both aid in heart function. Do I think...
    ... palpatations when getting up and moving around? Potassium and Magnesium both aid in heart function. Do I think...
    ... Why do you think it's lack of potassium ? All electrolytes (e.g. potassium, sodium, chloride ... describing. I had arrhythmia triggered by very low potassium (2.7) last summer and needed emergency care at the...

  18. Syncope - What happened? My story!
    ... blood test results and notice particularly sodium and potassium levels. See if they were in normal range....

  19. Muscle cramps with Lipitor??
    ... Your potassium level may be deficient....

  20. never thought i would have anything with the heart... info please
    ... am wondering if you've had labwork for magnesium, potassium and calcium levels. These all affect heart function...

  21. Hormones & Heart Rate - drive me insane
    ... LOT of other symptoms). I started taking magnesium, potassium and fish oil supplements, which I think helped. I...

  22. Sudden onset of bigeminy/trigeminy
    ... is fine now. And, yes, magnesium (and sodium and potassium ) imbalances can cause heart palpitations because all...

  23. Psvt
    ... Balancing your electrolytes ( potassium , magnesium, calcium, sodium) in general can help PSVT ... and palpitations. Personally, my potassium is always low when I go to the ER with PSVT, so I ... take potassium supplements and it really seems to help. If you ... more absorbable that way. You could also try taking potassium . Eat a low salt diet and drink plenty of water. ...
    ... Timber thank you for the help. What dosage of the potassium supplement do you take? What about the magnesium...

  24. Heart and Diet
    ... you feel an improvement. Electrolyte imbalances ( potassium , magnesium, sodium, calcium) also cause rapid heartbeats...

  25. Not sure if this is heart related or acid reflux
    ... conductive electricity of the heart trades sodium and potassium to initiate the flow of its electrical current (known ... pump). All together, however, there is a balance of potassium , sodium, calcium, and magnesium in the heart and they...

  26. PVC's, Ablation, and Fear & Loathing in Cardiac Land
    ... beats-on. BBB is bundle branch block. Magnesium, potassium , calcium, and sodium are critical to the hearts chemistry...
    ... cardiac electrical conduction system. Sodium and potassium trade places across the cell wall, thereby initiating ... to remember, the general chemistry mix is sodium, potassium , magnesium, and calcium. So with rapid heart rates...

  27. Stress test normal and ongoing chest pains (long)
    ... and I almost had a heart attack from that because my potassium got so low!! So I feel like I need a specialist....

  28. What is this? Weird symptom.
    ... these can cause increased heart rates), Magnesium, Potassium , and Calcium along with the other normal blood work...

  29. what rate to cut back on atenelol?
    ... the atenelol 50 mg/dayand 80 mg of lasix/day - my potassium got low (my endocrinologist found this) and now I...
    ... help with that and I could lower my lasix and get my potassium back on track too (had to take potassium prescription...

  30. Hmm Chest Pain
    ... Kidneys provide a critical balance of salt and potassium , among other things. If your salt and potassium, and...

  31. Taking Atenelol since mid-october - dose too high
    ... terrible muscle cramps and starting taking 550 mg of potassium glocunate and drinking gatorade out of desparation...
    ... You were right - my blood test came back and my potassium was low - 3.3 range was 3.5-5.3. The doc prescribed ... potassium chloride 10MEQ. I stopped the lasix altogether but ... if retaining this water is dangerous - I filled the potassium script this morning - but I was hoping that if I stopped ... the lasix my body would self-correct the potassium problem. But I'm taking another med that can affect ... the potassium so....I guess I better take it....I'm having tingling...

  32. Help! Does anyone know a cardiologist?
    ... noticed a difference, so hang in there. Also, Calcium, potassium , and magneisium all work for a smooth heart beat so...

  33. Palpitations, Tachycardia and other weird heart sensations -- Share your story!
    ... of things, including caffine, anxiety, nicotine, a potassium / magnesium deficiency, the use of drugs (mostly stimulants...

  34. Oh my god...Some please tell me what just happened!!! URGENT
    ... curious about. By the way, I heard that a magnesium / potassium deficiency can play a factor in the induction of SVT...
    ... curious about. By the way, I heard that a magnesium / potassium deficiency can play a factor in the induction of SVT ... with SVT in July, they checked my electrolytes and my potassium was extremely low (2.7). They told me that electrolyte ... (esp. K defs) are common causes of tachycardias. Potassium , calcium, magnesium and sodium are all electrolytes...
    ... to cocaine? - anxiety - caffine + hawthorn + potassium + magnisiam + exercise May I ask why you were...

  35. PVC's
    ... hearts need adequate levels of sodium, calcium, and potassium . When I was younger, I would always get those horrid ... heck! My mom would say that I wasn't getting enough potassium and to eat bananas (lol). This is actually true. ... Nerves need potassium to tell muscles what to do, and muscles need it to ... told. Our heart is a muscle. So basically: low potassium = irritated heart (PVCs, PACs, along with other issues ... ). Normal potassium level = happy heart. :) There are a ton of great ... foods out there loaded with potassium (bananas, potatos, cantaloupe, spinach, lima beans ... caffeine, and smoking (before I quit!). Anyway, try some potassium , Centrum vitamins, or prenatals and see if any of...
    ... Potassium is not the only culprit. Lack of magnesium can also...

  36. Need help dont know what to do.
    ... hydrochlorizide you need to make sure you replace your potassium . If you do go see a Cardiologist be prepared for...

  37. Random heart palpitations?
    ... help you: Calcium & magnesium citrate type. add potassium foods like O.J. or a banana every day, folic acid...

  38. questions about 24 hour holter monitor
    ... normalities. 10. Evidence of abnormal blood electrolytes ( potassium , calcium, magnesium). 11. Evidence of inflammation...

  39. Heart palpitations driving me crazy!! :(
    ... chocolate, coffee, spicy foods, etc. I have taken potassium (just one 99mg a day cause I don't want to overdose ... natural I can try. (Along the lines of things like potassium and magnesium.) Anyone have experiences like mine...
    ... I wanted to ask if I could take more then 99mg of Potassium supplement a day. I do take a vitamin drink called ... Ruby Reds" daily, but I don't think it has a lot of potassium in it. Does anyone know what is the safest dosage...
    ... those darn irrating things for years). Also too much potassium will cause them, I have been told high potassium is...
    ... those darn irrating things for years). Also too much potassium will cause them, I have been told high potassium is ... has never caused palps before..... I don't take the potassium anymore because it wasn't making a difference anyhow...

  40. concerned and not sure who to go to or if i should
    ... complete blood count (CBC). You may have a deficiency of potassium due to urinary problem. The blood count will also...

  41. AFib meds and too low a rate?
    ... coughing, panting. Meds: Fourosemide (diuretic) 2x Potassium supplement 2x Digoxin 1x No anticoagulants rx...

  42. Digoxin & Frusemide...Help!
    ... potent diuretic. I assume you have also been Rx'd potassium supplements to counteract the mineral loss caused...
    ... this... Frusemide is a diuretic which reduces serum potassium ; unfortunately this low potassium level, increases...

  43. High heart rate
    ... reading and experimenting. I took my pules, took a potassium supplement and an hour later took my pulse again....

  44. PVC's
    ... Beta Blockers can help, along with magnesium and potassium sometimes. My doctor told me chug down some ice water...
    ... though I take Lisinopril and need to be careful of my Potassium levels getting to high, I eat a banana everyday or...

  45. Cardiac Cath..should I?
    ... just went to the doctor. They found that I had a potassium deficiency. Just something to consider. Many of...

  46. Could this be anything?
    ... 6mg) 8mg Magnesium Oxide (Magnesium 45.2mg) 75mg Potassium Iodine (Iodine 50mcg) 65mcg Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate...

  47. My Wife's Heart
    ... The doctor mentioned a possible thyroid, calcium, or potassium imbalance?? I'm not too concerned...I think it...

  48. Atrial Fibrillation
    ... Holter monitor without insurance though. Diuretics and potassium were Rx'd but he has not filled the Rx yet. I think...
    ... Holter monitor without insurance though. Diuretics and potassium were Rx'd but he has not filled the Rx yet. I think...

  49. Can you help in anyway please
    ... times but they said to me it was a problem with low potassium and gave me some potassium drinks. Now over the past...

  50. Question about heart murmur
    ... inwhich I replied no. She also informed me that my potassium was very low and put me on potassium capsules. She...

  51. Svt
    ... blood thin and easy to pump. - eat your share of potassium and calcium because they are important to your heart...

  52. So how many times does yor heart flutter in a day?
    ... dont have any caffeine, nicotine, or bananas. I think potassium in the bananas affects my heart rhythm. If I did have...

  53. Unspecified T-wave changes- what??
    ... with t wave changes and mine turned out to be low potassium . Once the potassium was back up the EKG was normal...

  54. Question about abnormal EKG and low Potassium
    ... the estimate that the irregular ECG was due to "low potassium ", that just plain guesswork. If your serum potassium ... low on a diuretic you have to either supplement the potassium , usually by diet, or switch away from the drug, ESPECIALLY ... symptoms from the low K+. I think EVERYBODY'S serum potassium goes slightly low from most common diuretics. It's ... just the way they WORK. (Nearly all the potassium in the body is in the cells, so too much can be made ... of low serum potassium . However, if you get LOW SODIUM, you've got a BIG...
    ... not :). And if you were on a drug that causes low potassium , there is a high probability that is the problem....

  55. heart palpitations
    ... and said that one of my blood tests showed that my potassium was very low. he wanted to check this again. the test ... came back and the potassium level was back to normal. i was able to go home. before...

  56. Can someone help me with my electrolytes?
    ... potassium (K) = 3.6 to 5.4 mEq/liter magnesium (Mg) = more...

  57. 20 mins nonstop pvc's!!
    ... regards to supplements - I take a daily multivitamin, a potassium supplement, and the herbal supplement hawthorn berries...

  58. Asprin....
    ... have taken daily for several years a multivitamen, a potassium supplement, and the herbal preperation of hawthorn...

  59. stupid question
    ... daily multivitamin, the herb hawthorn berry, and a potassium supplement (under the advice of my doctor). I also...

  60. Describing It?
    ... recently they checked my blood levels and found low potassium - now taking potassium supplement (prescribed by DR...
    ... You heart beat depends upon the balance of calcium, potassium , sodium, magnesium, carbohydrates, etc., and the balance...

  61. PVC's
    ... back in February. It was due to high caffiene and low potassium levels that caused it to happen.. my DR put me on...

  62. Heart being Squeezed
    ... terrified that this feeling will come back. I was told my potassium was low and was given some at the hospital. Does...
    ... Hi Februarygirl, I would have suspected your low potassium condition in causing your pain, as compared to Paxil...

  63. Keep taking the potassium?
    ... hydrochlorothiazide) is one of 3 types of diuretics: loop, potassium -sparing and thiazide. I have read that it does cause ... an excess depletion of potassium , but it is not nearly as severe as the loop type of ... such as lasix, when it comes to the depletion of potassium . If you continue to take the hctz, I would continue ... the potassium supplements ONLY if the doctor was monitoring my blood ... potassium level. I wouldn't stop tommorrow, or immediately, ... If you were to start eating lots of foods high in potassium , while taking these supplements, you could develop ... Remember that many salt substitutes have lots of potassium . It took you a while to get low on potassium, ... it. I do suspect I am having trouble with too much potassium , due to the heart medications that I am taking. I ... test today, but forgot to ask the doc to check my potassium level :) Glad your PVC's are better :) Here is ... Hypokalemia What is it? Hypokalemia is a low level of potassium in the blood. Potassium is an electrolyte that is ... disorders. What causes it? Most of the body’s potassium is stored inside various cells and organs, with only ... found in the blood. The body maintains a balance of potassium in the blood by matching the amount of potassium taken ... Hypokalemia occurs when the body releases too much potassium , such as through severe vomiting, diarrhea, or sweating ... kidney function – the kidneys may excrete too much potassium , or may not be able to match their output to the body ... ’s potassium intake. Diseases that can cause hypokalemia include ... be caused by not eating enough foods that contain potassium , and by eating too much licorice. What are the ... vomiting and diarrhea can die from cardiac arrest when potassium levels become dangerously low. How is it diagnosed ... ? Hypokalemia is diagnosed by measuring the potassium levels in a blood sample. Normal blood potassium levels ... blood. A patient with hypokalemia will have a blood potassium level lower than 3.5 mEq/L. To determine the cause ... of hypokalemia, your doctor may also check potassium levels in a urine sample. The doctor may also order ... hypokalemia is treated in a hospital with intravenous (IV) potassium . In most cases, however, this condition can be treated ... by increasing the amounts of potassium -rich foods in the diet, drinking electrolyte replacement ... or for severe vomiting or diarrhea, or by taking a potassium supplement in a dosage recommended by your doctor ... . It is important to have the potassium levels in the blood checked regularly if you are taking ... diuretics or other medications that affect potassium . Self-care tips If you have a disease that affects ... function or are taking drugs that affect how much potassium the kidneys release, it is important to eat foods ... that are high in potassium. Potassium is found in many foods such as bananas, oranges, tomatoes...

  64. esophagus or heart
    ... crazy. Good luck and make sure you get your calcium, potassium , and magnesium. The calcium will help your esophagus...

  65. Heart Failure
    ... beginning of September due to being dehydrated and my potassium and magnesium levels were very low. He changed ... Norvasc and Clonidine were discontinued. I now take potassium 10 meq twice a day and magnesium supp. three times...
    ... correctly, you are taking Cozaar and Lasix, along with potassium and magnesium.[/INDENT][INDENT]I did some reading ... hypertension. Cozaar is a brand name for Losartan potassium , the first of a new class of antihypertensives, and ... tissues.[/INDENT][INDENT]PRECAUTIONS for Losartan potassium General Impaired Renal Function As a consequence ... rarely) with acute renal failure and/or death. Losartan potassium would be expected to behave similarly. In studies ... reported. There has been no known use of losartan potassium in patients with unilateral or bilateral renal artery ... enough gaboldygook. Look at what you are taking: potassium 10 meq twice a day, Losartan potassium, and Lasix ... aldosterone regulates kidney excretion of sodium and potassium . Lack of aldosterone can result in hyperkalemia (too ... much potassium) with an increase in total body potassium . Yes, Lasix makes us lose potassium, but I don't think ... emergency symptom) The kidneys normally excrete excess potassium from the body. Therefore, most cases of hyperkalemia ... disorders that reduce the kidneys' ability to excrete potassium .[/INDENT][INDENT]Dianne, I have got some info from ... the other has info on Cozzar. Remember that 98% of potassium is within our body's cells. Blood tests reflect only ... the extracellular potassium levels, and do not indicate the amount of potassium...
    ... the condition of Hyperkalemia, due to the Cozaar and potassium supplements. Your doctor may think that the Lasix ... takes care of (or removes), the excess potassium . The Cozaar can prevent your kidneys from removing ... potassium . It could be something easily overlooked, because ... the widely known affect that Lasix has to deplete potassium , coupled with your heavy (I think) supplementation ... of potassium .[/INDENT][INDENT]Are you restricting your salt intake...
    ... thing that kept coming back low was my magnesium and potassium levels. I was put on Slo-Mag Tablets and Potassium ... get copies of all the blood work he did and the last potassium level was still a little low and that was being on ... the Potassium twice a day. The last level was done on 10/18 and ... it came back normal so I stopped taking the potassium twice a day. That was done on my orders. My magnesium ... have all been normal except for the magnesium and potassium levels. My BP was very high also. It was 140/100. ... He didn't seem to think it was from the potassium but said I was on a lot of it but I told him I was...
    ... SGPT). The normal range is 10-35 and it was 36. My potassium and magnesium levels are both ok too. All the kidney...
    ... go a little crazy when I take it though so I'm on Potassium and Magnesium supplements. My magnesium level has...

  66. Anyone on Toprol 100mg?
    ... constipation. oh yes, yesterday my md added lasic and potassium as i had indications of added water weight gain. they...

  67. Nutrition Question
    ... flank pain but is effective in removing sodium (and potassium ). I can only take it 3-4 times per week. One thing ... you must watch for is loss of potassium . Some diuretics spare potassium, while others do not ... . A low potassium condition, especially in the elderly can be lethal...

  68. PVC Tests
    ... way to stop them And yes ive tried magnesium and potassium to no avail........
    ... habits, stopped drinking completly added magneisum and potassium , started exercising, etc..... NOTHING has worked...
    ... way to stop them And yes ive tried magnesium and potassium to no avail..... When you do the 24 hour event...
    ... on sugar. I make a point of eating something with potassium in it daily. I know how frustrating and alarming...

  69. Thank You to EVERYONE
    ... hospital and they took blood and found out that my potassium levels were WAY TO LOW! The dr had no idea why it ... drinking so much orange juice and gave me 3 doses of Potassium pills. It was so scary knowing my father in law just ... day. They think that I went into afib because my potassium level was so low, I was under alot of stress, and...

  70. Heart irregularities
    ... irregularities can be caused by low magnesium. Low potassium will also trigger events. But other things such as...
    ... for your replies. I have been taking Magnesium and Potassium for about 2 weeks after I first experienced the irregularit...

  71. dad getting weaker
    ... and it is not kidney friendly. It removes lots of potassium as well as sodium from our blood. Older folks can ... get low on potassium really quick, and it can be lethal. He should ask ... his doc about potassium supplements, and make sure the doc knows he is taking...

  72. Ejection Fraction 81%
    ... treated with beta blocker meds. Hypokalemia is a low potassium condition. Be well please :)...

  73. Heart Palpitations and Eating ?
    ... by foods with either high levels of calcium and/or potassium and/or salt, but this is just a guess on my part because ... Most heart rhythm meds mess around with the calcium, potassium or sodium channels of the heart. Are you taking...

  74. Heart Flutters?
    ... medication for. Other people recommend Magnesiaum and potassium supplements, though ive had mixed results with that...

  75. long term effects of Pvc's in Normal heart
    ... work (might have made things worse) magnesium, potassium and protonix may have helped for a while, but im still...