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

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

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

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

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

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

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

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

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

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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....

  33. 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...

  34. Benicar and bananas
    ... o.k.? I seem to remember warnings of Benicar and potassium ....

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

  39. Fatigue and Confusion
    ... that my electrolytes were unbalanced (magnesium and potassium in particular), and that lead to other nutrional imbalances...

  40. 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...

  41. 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...

  42. 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...

  43. Avapro comments
    ... put back on a diuretic also...then I have to take potassium , I just can't win with this problem....

  44. 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...

  45. 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...

  46. 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...

  47. 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...

  48. 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...

  49. calcium and systolic hypertension
    ... reduction in blood pressure is by getting the calcium, potassium and magnesium naturally from dietary sources. Did ... as important for good blood pressure control. As is potassium . Magnesium can be found in greens, nuts, whole grains...

  50. Calcium channel blockers
    ... the change in heart rhythm could be due to a low potassium so I wouldn't rule out the hct which can deplete potassium...
    ... for thinking about it! :D ). I don't know what my potassium and other electrolyte levels are. Or the liver enzymes...
    ... it, and are med free!!!! ...I don't know what my potassium and other electrolyte levels are. Or the liver enzymes ... ok...but again, do be aware of the symptoms of low potassium and electrolyte imbalances. That way you can do something...

  51. Hctz What Should I Do?
    ... 12.5 hctzt for about 2 years and ended up with low potassium (with a potassium supplement). I was also following...
    ... it doesn't seem to be a problem. Make a list of potassium rich foods & get the minimum level everyday. Potassium ... very narrow blood level so you must eat foods rich in potassium daily. Potassium goes into the blood right away ... where as food sources slowly put potassium into the circulation as needed. You're smart to...

  52. Thank you and new question!
    ... your sodium when taking a diuretic and have a couple potassium rich foods every day. (My sister got headaches...
    ... extracted. You can get into trouble real fast with potassium depletion etc. Read all you can. Fam...
    ... meds!!!...You can get into trouble real fast with potassium depletion etc. Read all you can. Fam Yes, Fam...

  53. HBP help please!
    ... Hi, you could try Garlique tablets and potassium tablets. The Garlique is found at any local drugstore ... and so are the potassium tabs. Fish oil tabs may also help....
    ... hidden in food. It could be dangerous to take potassium supplements without getting a blood test to find out ... what your blood potassium level is. Potasium supplements can go directly into ... the blood whereas a food source of potassium takes more time to get into the system. Too much ... potassium can stop the heart. Fam...

  54. High blood pressure a symptom...of what?
    ... of the arteries to the kidneys), iron defeciancy, potassium deficiency, anxiety attacks... All of these can...

  55. Flowergirl re: potassium
    ... Hi, :) Has your Dr. checked your potassium level lately. No. All he said to me was that ... ordered by that young lady doctor in early July. My potassium was 4.6 then. Would your husband be open to learning ... etc.) The DASH diet contains too much protein and potassium and people with kidney issues have to be careful about...

  56. Flowergirl: Meds and Breathing Problems
    ... I recall correctly, you were originally prescribed potassium sparing meds. Although your doctors didn't (and apparently ... high blood pressure, I suspect they knew that your potassium levels were too low...otherwise, you'd be taking meds ... on this board are taking! Hct can rob the body of potassium which some researchers say play an even bigger role ... you might want to be very aware of the symptoms of potassium deficiency because you might be at risk...hct initially...
    ... me even when combined with Spiro and Ramipril. (the potassium issue). I also want to ask about going back on the...
    ... me even when combined with Spiro and Ramipril. (the potassium issue). I also want to ask about going back on the ... that I just thought of though, is that hct depletes potassium and potassium is important in regulating heart rhythm ... those questions...I just checked a site regarding potassium deficiency and it said that low potassium levels often ... with hct is that it messed with my electrolytes...my potassium level was somewhat low when the doc prescribed it...

  57. Side effect from Benicar/HCT 20/12.5 diuretic?
    ... . Studies have shown that thiazides reduce blood potassium levels and it is the low potassium levels that causes ... should stay on the med, what you can do to elevate your potassium levels, and what kinds of symptoms you should be aware...

  58. Tropol xl and heart rate
    ... ha ! Cucumbers are also known to be rich in potassium , which aids our electrolytes, which have an effect...

  59. Digibind- a new b/p drug on the horizon
    ... problem with this drug combination. It causes the potassium levels to rise. Some study participants experienced ... transient potassium levels of 5.5., with the 6.00mmol/l being considered...

  60. Are there side effects of sodium bicarbonate?
    ... sodium bicarbonate was used in an emergency to lower potassium before you made it too the ER. I just checked and ... it still is used for hyper­kalemia (too much potassium ) crises. Please be careful and check the contraindicatio...

  61. A new & surprising blood pressure lowering tip
    ... in front of me) there's a strong link between our potassium intake and blood pressure. This information comes ... from John Hopkins University. The average intake of potassium is 2500mg daily. If another 2,340mg is added to an ... yogurt 1/2 c pineapple juice 1 TBsp honey 622 mg potassium , 207 cal, 11g pro, 38mg carb, 1g fat, 9mg chol, 1g...
    ... I take Potassium on a regular basis in pill form for leg cramps. Its...
    ... in front of me) there's a strong link between our potassium intake and blood pressure. This information comes ... from John Hopkins University. The average intake of potassium is 2500mg daily. If another 2,340mg is added to an ... research, grin! We can never learn enough! The potassium connection is not new but apparently needs to be brought ... to the public's attention....the importance of potassium is discussed and incorporated in the DASH diet. Some ... researchers believe that potassium plays a greater role in blood pressure control than ... servings of fruits and vegetables (providing 4,100 mg of potassium ) lowered bp by 7.2/2.8 mmHg (systolic/diastolic) in...
    ... elsewhere. It's not a false claim. The statement that potassium reduces blood pressure is true. In the study mentioned ... pressure was 4.4 mmHg systolic and 2.5 mmHg diastolic. Potassium supplements were used & evaluated in the studies, ... not actual food. Potassium supplements proved more helpful in people with severe ... pertension and with high salt intake. Generally, the use of potassium supplements is not recommended. People should get ... their potassium from food sources. The potassium from food is superior to potassium obtained from supplement ... servings of fruits/vegetables daily provided 4100mg of potassium . This resulted in an average reduction of 7.2mmHg ... Impressive, I'd say! People with a low dietary intake of potassium have an increased risk for developing high blood pressure ... intake for HEALTHY adults is 4700mg. Sources of potassium are bananas, beans, tofu, potatoes, fruits and vegetables ... BP. Loosing weight, reducing sodium, a boost in a potassium intake and limiting alcohol are all proven ways to...
    ... Thanks, Beth & FG. I'm going to try double my potassium intake. I agree that it is best to get one's potassium ... other nutrients in the food that are needed to absorb potassium or work with potassium to low b/p. Taking supplements...
    ... probably be around in the future... The DHHS RDA for potassium is 4700mg, which is really tough to get unless you ... Facts Serving Size: 1 Tbsp Calories: 42 Sodium: 10mg Potassium : 297mg Total Carbohydrate: 11g Sugars: 11g Vitamin...
    ... use it. You don't see molasses listed as a source of potassium . It is not considered food. I wonder what it tastes...
    ... sodium without excreting a proportionate amount of potassium (something about the body preserving electrical neutrality ... sodium or take diuretics to dump it will lose lots of potassium . Logic decrees the reverse is also true: eat lots ... of potassium and your body tries to dump it and must dump sodium ... and its water load as well. Thus potassium suppplementation is acting as a diuretic. I ... whatever is edible tend to eat something like 18,000 mg. potassium ...so it MUST be possible.:D But gosh, at today...
    ... I have with my oatmeal). My molasses contains no potassium , only calcium, iron, and magnesium, so when my supply...
    ... .... You don't see molasses listed as a source of potassium . It is not considered food. I wonder what it tastes ... that it is the black strap molasses that contains potassium ...my regular unsulfered, does not. ...We were both...
    ... other nutrients in the food that are needed to absorb potassium or work with potassium to low b/p. Taking supplements...
    ... Lenin, Potassium is found in foods other than fruits and vegetable...

  62. Effects of antihypertensives on a heart rate
    ... especially underneath the cherry trees. Just in case my potassium levels are off, I'll have one of those banana smoothies...
    ... such a tiny pill. It is so hard to know about potassium unless you do blood tests especially since you are ... taking two potassium sparing meds. When my potassium is low, I get slightly nausated & my b/p goes down ... the moment. But drinking orange juice & other high potassium foods took away the symptoms. This has happened twice ... I hadn't been eating enough & was probably low on potassium . I haven't had any symptoms of low sodium that I...
    ... out. I will ask my BP specialist whether I can take potassium supplements instead of the potassium sparing meds...

  63. Flowergirl re: diuretics, uric acid, blood tests
    ... Aspirin interacts with this drug to increase blood potassium . Licorice extract or candy will decrease the effectivene ... my latest one from May but it was okay. My Potassium was 3.9 mmol/L (3.6-5.1) in April. I find with eating ... ser fruit plus 3-4 ser milk on a veggie diet that my potassium stays within range. I've gotten out of range twice ... just started drinking orange juice & milk & other potassium rich foods & got it under control. Now I have a sick...
    ... about gout will now replace my worries about high potassium levels. :D I will insist that my doctor check with...
    ... already. I think its main purpose was/is to keep more potassium in. (I did not know about my initially low potassium ... Spiro & the other drugs were selected to bump up my potassium levels. Or because of my kidney issues. I will ask...
    ... mentions only irregular heartbeat as a sign that too much potassium is being lost. I also went to get my prescription...
    ... I would bet on dehydration & possibly potassium (low). Did he do blood tests? What color is your ... it is dehydration then you would assume that your potassium & sodium is probably low because they go out with...
    ... I'll bug him next week. He is not worried about my potassium levels at all due to Spiro. He says Spiro will balance ... any potassium loss out. I guess the main thing is that my kidney...

  64. Anyone tried Avapro?
    ... increased fluid retention. It also removes lots of potassium . I take prescription potassium supplements, but I ... balance that with the fact that Avapro tends to increase potassium (I think). I do wonder about my potassium level though...
    ... better. Yes, ARBs and Aces do tend to hold the potassium , another reason they put me on it, as I tend to get ... low potassium . Next Dr. visit I think we are going to have to...

  65. Asprin?
    ... diuretics: My normal dose of a diuretic is 25mg of potassium -sparing Spironolactone. To this 50mg of HCTZ was ... understand the relationship between the two diuretics (a potassium -sparing and a non-sparing), serum uric acid and a ... to my regular ones? Should I start taking in more potassium ? Does using two different diuretics affect the serum...
    ... CCB's. Why the spironolactone...did you have low potassium issues in the past? Remeber both spironolactone and ... ramipril are potassium sparing so the very BEST thing you could have added ... was HCTZ because it tends to dump potassium along with sodium. Dig up any old BP test...uric...
    ... in December to 4.4 in June with the help of all the potassium sparing meds. I thought the potassium- sparing meds ... was on three at one time and worried daily about my potassium levels. The doctors never explain themselves. My BP...
    ... the Dietitcian? Iwonder if your Dr. knows about the potassium & kidney issue? If he does you would think he would ... have checked your potassium level recently especially given the fact you are on ... two potassium sparing meds. Fam...
    ... not too concerned about my fast resting heart rate, potassium levels, uric acid or sodium levels and did not think...

  66. Hypertension and a heat wave
    ... electrolyte problems even though you do have extra potassium because of some of your meds. 50 mg HCTZ is twice ... electrolyte problems over 25mg. A pt usually has to take potassium then but in your case that might not be a problem...

  67. Fish Oil? Is it worht taking?
    ... I do take blood pressure pills, Mg250mg daily and Potassium , but no other multi-vitamins. I do take the aspirin...

  68. Diltiazem?? allergy?
    ... bp meds and had a problem with them like Losarten potassium which cause severe ankle pain and then Felodopine...
    ... for my bp to Irbesartan(Aprovel) I have had Losartin Potassium a few years ago and it gave my severe ankle pain,...

  69. Meds that won't affect athletic performance?
    ... signs of throwing electrolytes out of whack...too low potassium or sodium....

  70. Question about natural diuretics
    ... symptoms IF the diuretic cause lows serum sodium or low potassium . To a lesser degree, diuretics can affect magesium...
    ... I think the diuretics I take are " potassium sparing" (celery seed, dandelion, apple cider vinegar ... side effects make me a tad nervous. I eat a ton of potassium foods, esp. fruit, and take magnesium, so I wonder...

  71. electrolyte question
    ... seem to come and go in severity. I also take potassium supplements, prescription strength (30 meq) and OTC...
    ... highly unlikely. WHY are you taking 30 Meq. of potassium along with a potassium sparing diuretic (the ARB class...
    ... Lenin - some good questions there. I have been on potassium supplements for years, since I was found to have low ... of times, but my GP is very hesitant to lower the potassium doses. My last lab level was 4.5, which is smack...
    ... Hi Ramona, Regarding your potassium intake: are you eating a well balanced diet with enough ... potassium? I am wondering if you have too much potassium at the moment? Are you able to urine a normal amount ... to be one of the symptoms of hyperkalemia (too much potassium ) that isn't the same for hypokalemia. It's confusing...

  72. High Blood pressure Cause or Effect?
    ... now some are saying that it is the ratio of salt and potassium ...so you might want to check to see if your salt intake ... is low enough and your potassium intake is high enough. But either way, do check out...

  73. Losing Sodium while exercising
    ... electrolyte drinks like Gator-Aid to replace sodium and potassium . Unfortunately I think they taste too much like SWEAT...
    ... the balance of salts (sodium, calcium, magnessium, potassium , etc) is very important, too. Bsheba...
    ... three. He said the only one to worry about is the Potassium and told me all the warning signs of it and I take ... have a history of leg cramps since I was younger. A potassium a day keeps the cramps away. And its those lovely...
    ... three. He said the only one to worry about is the Potassium and told me all the warning signs of it and I take ... have a history of leg cramps since I was younger. A potassium a day keeps the cramps away. And its those lovely ... for sharing the info above...just a question on the potassium as I have taken it as a supplement (along with my ... signs your doctor gave you for too much or too little potassium ? I ask because I wonder if the potassium supplement ... movements, mainly at night. Two of my doctors knew of my potassium supplement but neither said "beans" about possible...
    ... horses" at night, my doc at the time said to take some Potassium and drink plenty of water. So, I have been doing ... my stools become black and tarry to stop taking the Potassium and call either of them immediately. I think it can...
    ... getting back to you sooner. Appreciate the info on the potassium , the leg movements, and the portion size! I am somewhat...
    ... busy from time to time. Funny thing, I forgot my Potassium for a couple of days and last night had a hard time...
    ... computer search skills. No, I don't think that potassium omission was a coincidence either. Isn't it something...

  74. Benicar Hct 40/25
    ... low sodium diet. I did that and ended up with low potassium . I decided to keep up with the low sodium diet and...
    ... low sodium diet. I did that and ended up with low potassium . I decided to keep up with the low sodium diet and...
    ... bad about eating the banana every day. I was taking potassium supplements with it though and it was still low. ...
    ... bad about eating the banana every day. I was taking potassium supplements with it though and it was still low. ...

  75. Benicar
    ... I have really no side effects as long as I get my potassium (food) quota everyday which is pretty easy to do....
    ... the postassium sparing diuretics which reclaim lost potassium and slow it's excretion. People in this category ... important to periodically monitor your serum sodium and potassium levels and to make sure you don't allow yourself to...
    ... milkshake for breakfast, and I know I was taking a potassium supplement (with my doctor's knowledge) at that time ... I was on hct. I know that a potassium deficiency can cause muscle spasms so I suspected...