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  1. why my blood pressure changes constantly?
    ... and alcohol intake, diet rich in fruits and veggies ( potassium ), being physically active (walking etc.), and not...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Frustrated with Benicar Side Effects!
    ... Well, I am very afraid of diuretuics and the whole potassium loss thing and messing with your electrolytes. I...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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....

  11. Hbp
    ... to make sure that you consume enough Magnesium and Potassium in your diet. Also you might need to get your Potassium...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. palpitations
    ... so I dranks some water and went ahead and took my potassium supplement (10meq), but the palps persisted for over...

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

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. is this life threatening
    ... by increasing the amounts of electrolytes (salt and potassium , such as in sports/rehydrating drinks) and drinking...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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....

  37. 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...

  38. My update :)
    ... along DASH principles, lower my sodium, increase my potassium . I also started exercising more. As of Monday...

  39. 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...

  40. 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...

  41. 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...

  42. 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...

  43. 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...

  44. hydrochlorot
    ... Thirdly, does your doctor know that you are taking the potassium and magnesium tabs? He needs to know this as too...

  45. 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...

  46. 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...

  47. 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...

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

  49. 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...

  50. 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...

  51. HCTZ and water
    ... a couple of times & didn't feel like eating so my potassium got very low. Fam...

  52. 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...

  53. 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...

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

  55. 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...

  56. 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...

  57. 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...

  58. 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...

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

  60. 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...

  61. 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...

  62. 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...

  63. 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...

  64. 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...

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

  66. 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....

  67. 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...

  68. Switched again part 2
    ... hydrochlorithiazide 25mgs along with a prescription potassium supplement he gave me. I've taken potassium citrate...

  69. Anyone with Pheochromocytoma?
    ... Verospiron or Berlactone)? Spironolacotone is a potassium sparing diuretic that is sometimes used when they...

  70. 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...

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

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

  73. 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...

  74. 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...

  75. Ringing In Ears and Blood Pressure Meds
    ... possible that increased activity levels and increased potassium levels would have been enough to drop the pressures...