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  1. Help me uderstand potassium
    ... against salt consumption in all it's forms including potassium . Yet, bananas are recommended as a beneficial high ... BP food because of their high potassium content. What am I missing?...
    ... against salt consumption in all it's forms including potassium . Yet, bananas are recommended as a beneficial high ... BP food because of their high potassium content. What am I missing? Brutus, :) Our ... bodies need potassium . It's an essential mineral for our cells, tissues ... the heart to handle. :blob_fire Reduction in potassium levels happens mainly through the use of diuretics ... as well). This is why the doctors like to check the potassium levels often. Some of the blood pressure medications ... INCREASE the levels of potassium in the bloodstream, and that is just as bad! There ... 's a potassium -sparing diuretic, some ARB's, ACE inhibitors, such ... as Ramipril. Having high levels of potassium is extremely dangerous and can be deadly. Most ... diuretics DECREASE the potassium levels. It's important to consume foods rich in potassium ... neither too high nor too low. Flowergirl P.S. The potassium -sodium connection: Potassium levels change depending ... the levels of sodium in the body - if sodium is up, potassium levels decrease, and vice versa....
    ... Potassium in the form of food is not a problem unless you are ... on a medication that causes your body to retain potassium (then you have to limit those foods high in potassium ... Perhaps you are talking about low sodium salt which has potassium in it? Fam...
    ... think a couple bananas a day is O.K.? I've always read potassium is salt, or a form of it....
    ... Keep in mind that bananas are very high in potassium . You only need to eat 5 of them (@450mg each) to ... reach your daily recommended amount of potassium . Other foods high in potassium are potatoes, cantelope ... fries... You can have bananas if you skip other high potassium foods. The recommended daily intake is 2000-3500mg ... . Many foods contain potassium in smaller amounts, especially fresh fruits, veggies ... cranberries, grapes and blueberries are very low in potassium . There are many OTHER fruits you could include in ... diet instead of bananas, if you are worried about the potassium content. In any case, I personally would NOT go on...
    ... Yes they put me on a diuretic and my potassium was at 3.2 and they make me take potassium now..I ... to get lower and that I was nuts!!! so i take the potassium and eat a banana a day and im at 3.6!...
    ... think a couple bananas a day is O.K.? I've always read potassium is salt, or a form of it. Brutus, Chemically ... speaking, potassium IS usually part of a salt (as in potassium chloride ... , potassium sufate etc.) but for purposes of blood pressure discussions...
    ... bananas a day may precipitate hyperkalemia (too much potassium .)...

  2. High Pulse due to Benicar?
    ... I've been having a problem with low potassium levels so my doctor took me off Atenolol, she said...

  3. Should I Go On Meds?
    ... electrolytes? Do you get lots of sodium but very little potassium ? Hydration is also important, but I assume you are ... but rather am adding a salt substitute that includes potassium . Cinnamon has been shown to lower BP a little, and...

  4. Any natural supplements I have not tried?
    ... developing hypertension ate diets that were high amounts of potassium , magnesium, and calcium, and contained fiber and protein...

  5. Flowergirl re: b/p?
    ... glad to be off of it. My new/old problem now is the potassium issue as I am now on THREE medications that increase...
    ... mostly because of my fear of accumulating too much potassium in the body). I also asked the cardio to make the...

  6. Just began treatment HBP w/ questions...
    ... Just be sure that you keep up your fluid, sodium, & potassium intake so you don't get into problems with electrolyte...

  7. BP Supplement list
    ... evening primrose oil Minerals 1. calcium 2. potassium 3. magnesium Herbs 1. olive leaf ...

  8. can lisinopril cause pulse rate to increase?
    ... dieting arrythmia use of illicit drugs Vitamin B and potassium deficiencies (and some other minerals as well) panic...

  9. Low dose diuretic
    ... even a low dose of diuretic causes large amounts of potassium loss or is this only at the higher doses? At a ... low dose, are high potassium foods usually enough to offset losses or do most ... pts need an rx for a potassium supplement? Also wondered, what is the dose range...
    ... I take HCTZ (diuretic) 25mg. I don't need a potassium supplement. When I started the drug, I added up the ... amount of potassium in my usual diet to see if I was getting the minimum ... . I was. Once you are on a potassium depleting diuretic, you must eat a balanced diet ... everyday. Your body doesn't store potassium but it can get by for awhile. I've gotten into trouble ... didn't feel like eating so I wasn't getting my daily potassium quota. Now I have a "sick day plan" so I can get...
    ... HCTZ for almost 20 years. I tried to eat some high potassium foods every day but didn't go overboard. My serum ... potassium was NEVER low but my serum sodium was consistently...
    ... If you're going to supplement potassium , use carrot juice. Great natural hit of potassium...

  10. worried about mum
    ... did she make sure she drank enough fluid, ate enough potassium rich fruits & veggies if she was on a potassium depleting...

  11. Antihypertensive drugs and allergic reactions
    ... repeated my concerns) we will test liver & kidneys & potassium more often, -not to worry!!! I intend to go to...

  12. Muscle weakness
    ... take HCTZ too. I would suspect you may be low on potassium or maybe not getting enough sodium/fluid. We can ... to total about 8 glasses of fluid a day. I get my potassium mainly from 2 serving of fruit, 5 servings of veggies ... days. This is what I have done in the past when my potassium got low. I didn't use a potassium supplement. Check...

  13. I feel Terrible
    ... feel better today !! Becky, are you also taking a potassium supplement? The Benicar HCT has a diuretic in it and ... you are losing alot of potassium . It can also cause muscle aches and cramps in your...

  14. Dangerously high blood pressure in otherwise healthy individual, any ideas?
    ... only other anomaly in his bloodwork was extremely low potassium (and he says he's been eating lots of bananas). ...
    ... is primary aldosteronism which has symptoms of low potassium levels, high blood pressure, headache, muscle weakness...
    ... that not everyone with the condition exhibits low potassium levels... Bsheba PS I found some info that ... said that dietary sodium, posture, blood potassium levels and certain medications can alter the results ... a low-sodium diet, taking medications to control potassium levels, and adjusting current medications) so those...
    ... always assess the eye properly. Regarding his low potassium , has he been eating a balanced diet or had excessive ... diarrhea/vomiting thereby losing potassium . Is he using street drugs or drinking too much alcohol...

  15. Low BP questions
    ... Gatorade you have a similar sports drink product with potassium and sodium in it. Don't exercise too much. Just...

  16. B/P & the Dash Hypertensive Diet?
    ... HCTZ except those that go with taking a diuretic like potassium decrease at time. Fam...

  17. *******ia
    ... tired, listless and my muscles feel weak. I take a potassium supplement as well as other supplements. My diet has...

  18. Tired, tired, tired!!!!
    ... to try out but I don't want to mess around with my potassium since its hydrochlorothiazide which the doc took me...
    ... to find out I was alergic to it as well as eluvated potassium . You might ought to have you potassium checked. Mine...
    ... taking HCTZ for about 3 yrs. It is known to decrease potassium levels so I was really surprised to read that your ... potassium levels INCREASED while taking HCYZ. I've had a problem ... with DECREASED potassium levels when I was sick & didn't feel like eating....
    ... what I was told by by doctor, HCZT helps you retain Potassium not decrease it. He gave it to you because your potassium ... retain more. That's the reason you were sick, your potassium was low and needed to be increased. Sounds like with ... feeling better, that's because of the increase of Potassium . LOW POTASSIUM LEVELS CAN KILL, JUST A HIGH CAN DO ... . When the Doctor gave it to me he thought my Potassium was too low, After the allergic reaction they did...
    ... I have copies of my blood tests which show that my potassium levels have always been in the range of 3.5-4.5 which ... dental work & couldn't eat my normal diet with lots of potassium rich foods. Luckily, I recognized the symptoms of ... low potassium & increased my intake of potassium foods. I did not take any potassium in the pill etc ... form. Potassium isn't stored in the body like some other nutrients ... . You are right too much or too little potassium can kill. That was the first question in our anatomy ... if one injected a mouse with an excessive dose of potassium ? Of course, it was to hammer home the principal idea ... how lethal potassium can be in an inappropriate dose. Glad you are better...
    ... It is known to decrease potassium levels so I was really surprised to read that your ... potassium levels INCREASED while taking HCYZ. I've had a problem ... with DECREASED potassium levels when I was sick & didn't feel like eating. ... am not mistaken, diuretics in general cause one's potassium levels to decrease, UNLESS they happen to be potassium ... problem is quite the opposite - I am fearful of my potassium levels getting out of hand. I am on an ACE inhibitor ... (Ramipril) which raises potassium levels, Spironolactone, which is potassium-sparing ... , and Diovan, which is also known to raise potassium levels. Flowergirl...
    ... A high potassium level can be MUCH more dangerous than a low one. ...

  19. Question re: Atenolol - for Beth
    ... are experiencing. The other common symptom is low potassium levels. I remember reading of your concerns about ... potassium given your potassium sparing diuretic, a bp that raised? potassium levels ... this because it is possible that you actually had low potassium levels before meds (although they said low potassium...

  20. weird, fuzzy, disoriented,light-headed, dizzy
    ... live with it. My blood pressure is controlled, my potassium leans towards the low and I have to get it jump started...

  21. Valsartan (Diovan) for Blood Pressure
    ... nausea, joint aches are the most frequent. Blood potassium may increase so make sure you get your lab tests done ... . If you are taking any supplement containing potassium ,check with your Dr. This drug is in the same class...
    ... Blood potassium may increase so make sure you get your lab tests done ... . If you are taking any supplement containing potassium ,check with your Dr. This drug is in the same class ... thanks for your replies, info and warnings. The potassium issue might be a problem, as I am on Spironolactone ... (potassium-sparing), and Ramipril ( potassium -building). Don't need any more potassium. My last ... normal range. I don't want to get paranoid about my potassium levels. I do get regular blood work done, but it ... 's just the basics, potassium , lipids, kidney and liver function. I feel I should ... for the idea! Your warnings about the possible potassium buildup and wrist/knee pain similar to arthrits are...
    ... Thought I better mention some of the symptoms of potassium overload called hyperkalemia. K is the chemical symbol ... for potassium . First there is a slow pulse which progresses to...
    ... respond to medication and (in advanced cases lowered potassium levels) but less common symptoms are headache, muscle...

  22. Hydrochlorot side effects after long use?
    ... well. One has to be very careful about fluid intake, potassium , etc. I've gotten into problems twice now because ... eating much. Luckily, I realized in time that my potassium was getting low. Another thing is that some calcium...
    ... a nurse, who made me aware of the potential for a potassium /magnesium deficiency. I was taking potassium and...

  23. Beta blockers and shortness of breath
    ... medications effect the body's handling of calcium or potassium . I take my Digoxin, Ace Inhibitor and Calcium Channel ... food or drink that contains significant levels of potassium or calcium. Also, each one of our bodies has a Circadian ... watch what you eat or drink, that contains calcium or potassium , before or after taking meds, and find out the best...

  24. Doc's idea did not work
    ... that a change of diuretic was called for (I am on a potassium -sparing Spironolactone and an ACE inhibitor that builds ... up potassium levels). I doubt anything will be done about it. ...

  25. Potassium question
    ... My potassium is usually at 4.5 & I'm on HCTZ which decreases potassium ... monitor the lab results & know the symptoms of high potassium . Fam...
    ... doctor's haven't said, you've got 2 meds that DO affect potassium , one at a maximum dose, and this is how often we will...
    ... 2921134]Hello, My most recent bloodwork is back. My potassium level is 4.5 with the normal range given as (3.6-5...
    ... Hello everyone! I am back with yet another potassium question. This is something that's on my mind a lot ... yet to be diagnosed. This often results in excess potassium . On top of that, THREE of my blood pressure medications ... are potassium -sparing/building. (Spironolactone, Ramipril, Micardis ... ). -How long does it take for the potassium levels to get dangerously high? -What should the ... frequency of testing of the potassium levels be? -Is testing once every two/three months ... watch for regarding side effects. However, if the potassium levels get too high, unreversable events can happen ... tantaneously without any warning. I read that the actual potassium contained within our cells is not measured by a regular ... serum potassium test. What the blood test shows is a value on an extracellu ... tested very often at all. If there is another test for potassium levels, I'd appreciate hearing which one so that I...
    ... yet to be diagnosed. This often results in excess potassium . On top of that, THREE of my blood pressure medications ... are potassium -sparing/building. (Spironolactone, Ramipril, Micardis ... ). -How long does it take for the potassium levels to get dangerously high? -What should the ... frequency of testing of the potassium levels be? -Is testing once every two/three months ... watch for regarding side effects. However, if the potassium levels get too high, unreversable events can happen ... My second thought is that I suspect that your potassium levels were originally very low and that is why your ... doctors are treating you with potassium (k) sparing/building medications. But you need to ... check that out with your doctors...ask them what your potassium levels were BEFORE you started taking the potassium ... and you might also ask them "why" they prescribed 3 potassium sparing/building meds....according to one of your ... posts that I remember, despite being on these potassium sparing/building meds, you were still within normal ... k ranges, which to me, indicates your potassium levels were unacceptably low to begin with. My ... tell" the kidneys to get rid of more sodium and less potassium . I have read that sometimes there is a tumor on one ... this is a symptom of either too much or too little potassium . The only other info I recall is that the accuracy...
    ... wonder how I'd go about finding out what my pre-med potassium levels were. I like your way of thinking, Beth, because ... results but will have to wait a week. I hope this potassium issue does not develop into an obsession with me....
    ... your medical records at your Dr's office as well. My potassium levels have varied from 3.5-4.9. My only source of ... potassium is food. One time when I was sick from dental work ... & didn't eat, my potassium was very low but I didn't go to the ER because it ... increased food intake. You need to keep a record of your potassium record. Fam...
    ... on a daily basis (I don't think the body "stores" potassium , but I could be wrong)...If that's so, perhaps that ... is why a potassium test isn't done more often than with the physical...
    ... Beth, Glad to see you had a minute to check in. Potassium isn't stored in the body although the body can made ... you need to call the lab about that blood test for potassium in the cells. I didn't even notice you are in Canada...
    ... not willing to divulge any information regarding the potassium testing. It's worth a try! If all else fails, I will...
    ... you and Fam, I have less anxiety now regarding my potassium levels - another thing I hope to be able to discuss...
    ... you suffered from LOW K+ some time back? A 4.5 potassium level is okay though. There are ways to measure cellular ... potassium that are complex but suffice to say that it really ... is only SERUM potassium that is dangerous (becasue an excess can stop your...
    ... you and Fam, I have less anxiety now regarding my potassium levels - another thing I hope to be able to discuss...
    ... eyelids today I ended up reading about (what else) potassium deficiencies. Although there are several likely causes ... this very common and extremely annoying occurence, a potassium deficiency is also a possibility. It can cause muscle...

  26. Lasix and Monopril
    ... s inflatable apparatus.;) With Lasix, often a potassium supplement is wise if potassium goes low on a blood...

  27. ANY GOOD THINGS -12.5 hydrochorothiazide (HTCZ)
    ... about this. I read about too much sodium loss and potassium etc. Whats up before I start mine. thanks everyone...
    ... when I got a cold & didn't feel like eating. So my potassium got too low. You have to eat whether you feel like...

  28. Apple cider Vinegar
    ... out afterwards. 2. ACV can result in decreased potassium levels...as this is a side effect of some of our bp ... meds, this could put some of us in double jeopardy--a potassium deficiency can be dangerous--we need a certain amount ... of potassium to regulate our heart rhythms, etc. 3. ACV can...
    ... Scientists who have analyzed it say the "stuff" like potassium in it is in far too minute quantities to affect blood...
    ... want to try it but thought since it had alot of potassium in it it would go not go with my BPM. even if...
    ... small amounts of those items but have heard that potassium does not go well with all BPM. Thanks Pat...

  29. My Thoughts On Atenolol
    ... Do you just drink it? I also take magnesium and potassium . Sometimes I forget to take some of them, as it gets...
    ... Vinegar (04/08/07). I have not considered taking potassium and magnesium supplements; I eat two bananas a day ... Centrum vitamins/minerals that I take contain 0.15mg of potassium and 50mg of magnesium, respectively. I don't know...
    ... I am not sure myself how many mgs. of magnesium or potassium a person needs daily, but I would say eating 2 bananas...

  30. Hydrochorothiazide question please...
    ... can get out of whack...primarily low sodium and low potassium . Have these checked. 2. IF you notice that you...

  31. Metoprolol and restless legg cramping?
    ... going to help you too much. Although they do contain potassium , you would probably have to eat a dozen daily or more ... the cramps. Your doctor may want to prescribe a potassium supplement, I don't recommend that you start that...
    ... cramps went away. I was also taking large doses of Potassium and have since came completely off of it. I wouldn...

  32. Lisinopril and Atenolol questions
    ... lithotripsys for 4 large kidney stones and I am also taking potassium and magnesium to prevent kidney stones. That is 5...

  33. Maxzide 25 mg.
    ... is a very dangerous situration, far worse than low potassium . And of course, never take potassium supplements ... Oh well, who's counting? (Have you tested low potassium in the past?)...
    ... is a very dangerous situration, far worse than low potassium . And of course, never take potassium supplements ... Oh well, who's counting? (Have you tested low potassium in the past?) Thank you for your reply! OK. ... could have about 1500-2000mg. per day. I don't take potassium supplements, but sometimes eat foods high in potassium...
    ... restrict your sodium" will put you out of danger. Potassium in foods is okay...just no supplements, or worse,...

  34. Altace
    ... Also, the instructions say Altace can promote a high potassium and recommends you have lab work for that,just to ... check. A pharmacist told me, that high potassium s are not that common unless you are taking a potassium...

  35. Cozaar side effect?
    ... antiacids, hawthorn, antiinflammatory pain medicines , and potassium supplements for example. Have you taken anything...

  36. Weird Blood Pressure effect
    ... had to goto ER again though) irregular pulse due to potassium defficiency working on that. Pulse/heartrate has ... think the main problem will be over after taking reg potassium . Thanks for the imput those who did :)...
    ... high pulse and blood tests shown that i had almost no potassium , so adding 2+2 you usually get 4. Even though the...

  37. High BP while taking magnesium and lisinopril
    ... significantly lowered by a diet high in magnesium, potassium , and calcium, and low in sodium and fat. You might...

  38. 178/118
    ... atenolol, then my doctor added lozide (diuretic). When my potassium was slightly low, he took away the lozide and added...
    ... the insight as to your side effects from meds and potassium deficiency. I went through 3 eyeglass prescriptions...

  39. Lasix & Klor-Con question
    ... prescribed 20mg Lasix and Klor-Con 8MEQ Sust-Release tabs ( potassium ), both once daily. I have been reading past posts ... and take it twice a day, how will that affect the potassium supplement? Would my body be storing too much potassium...
    ... alkaline medium so take it AFTER breakfast. Take the potassium chloride WITH it and also after a meal becasue the ... small dose, about 300 mg. and about 10% of normal potassium intake so don't worry too much about when or how much...
    ... sensitive hypertensive, you may find that LASIX and potassium are all you need and not everyone needs the potassium ... I would do a monthlong trial with JUST Lasix and potassium , and then if BP isn't good...

  40. New to high blood pressure - Ace inhibitor?
    ... SEs scare me. - Especially the potential for high potassium , as I know this can affect your heart beat. I did ... to a very nice pharmacist yesterday, who assured me potassium doesn't usually become high unless taking potassium...

  41. Blood Pressure Rising?
    ... to lower it, I've tried pycnogenol, magnesium, and potassium . None worked for me. My best advice is see the dr...

  42. Altace and Potassium levels
    ... BamaC, Hmmm, Yeah, the higher serum potassium is probably casued by the ALTACE. Is that ALL you ... thiazide or furosemide, since diuretics will cause potassium EXCRETION. That way the two components of your BP ... what I DO...I use losartan to balance my Lasix and my potassium is never a problem...nor is my SODIUM which HCTZ always...
    ... would a diuretic be appropriate? How high should the potassium go to cause concern?...
    ... Most people who take Lasix (loop diuretic) take a potassium supplement. I haven't decided whether I need it but ... for 2 hours) and someday I will do a trial with no potassium and test to see what kind of serum potassium I get...
    ... it up with my dr. on my next visit. What about the potassium level though? When is it time for me to really get...

  43. potassium supplements vs. potassium in food
    ... think any diet that includes up to, say, 4 grams of potassium is okay. So, as long as the V-8 isn't drunk like ... problem. Every doctor's visit, have your serum potassium run...it wiill immediately reflect any problem. If ... you take a diuretc which depletes potassium , you can solve any problem caused by the lisinoprol...

  44. salt substitute info please
    ... They are safe unless you are taking a drug that is " potassium sparing." Most are potassium chloride and some taste ... serum sodium is a LOT more dangerous than low serum potassium ....
    ... They are safe unless you are taking a drug that is " potassium sparing." Most are potassium chloride and some taste ... serum sodium is a LOT more dangerous than low serum potassium . Hi Lenin, I don't take any diuretics because ... we agreed that they cause ED :(. What is potassium sparing drug? Thanks, Michael...
    ... Other than the potassium sparing diuretics, the anti-hypertensive drugs that ... retain potassium are ACE inhibitors and ARB's....

  45. Switched from toprol xl to Coreg
    ... use in large amounts in the first place. I'm eating potassium rich foods, even more veggies and fruits than before...

  46. Can anyone answer this one
    ... I'd stop my Cozaar but it is useful for preventing potassium excretion and INCREASING uric acid excretion and I ... get. Follow the old dictum of trying to increase the potassium in your diet. Every doctor's visit have your sodium ... and potassium tested. HCTZ has a way of overlowering sodium in some...

  47. Blood pressure meds
    ... keep hydrated. I ended up in the E/R dehydrated, my potassium was depleted, which gave me muscle cramps, "tremors...

  48. Can you take a diuretic with Sulfa allergy?
    ... have to be monitored when you are on a diuretic for potassium levels, etc. Can someone please explain what/how...

  49. High Blood Pressure Spikes, What Else Can It Be?
    ... reading this anyone, :) Have they checked out your potassium levels. I have been out of work since December. ... I was dehydrated, with very low potassium levels, which can make you feel that way, with blurry...

  50. any foods or over the counter pills lower bp
    ... eating more lowfat dairy products, and increasing potassium into your diet. Also, ive heard that the Amino acid...

  51. Hctz
    ... that you mention, but have had some leg cramps. Some potassium supplement tabs stop it....

  52. controlling my blood pressure
    ... I also take Hctz 25 mg 1x day for over 3 yrs and potassium 20 mg 2x a day. Has anyone had better results...
    ... taking 50 mg. morning and night instead. Is that potassium 20 mg. or 20 Meq???? There is a HUGE difference....
    ... I take 20 mg. of potassium . The other is just for the vertigo that they said...
    ... tabman, Double check that potassium becasue 20 mg. is indeed an insignificant amount. ... it's 20 millequivalents (Meq) and thus over 800 mg. potassium . If you are taking 2 of these you could be taking ... you have your blood tested, what kind of sodium and potassium values do you get?...

  53. Side Effects of BP Medication
    ... atenolol. You need to make sure you're getting adequate potassium also and at the very least 64oz of water everyday...

  54. How often should you take your bp
    ... are not recommended together due to problems with potassium that can arise. HCTZ is calcium sparing, and decreases ... potassium , so the arginine is a good complement to that. ...
    ... Anytone taking a diuretic long term should have potassium and sodium measured with every blood draw. "Long term...

  55. one pill for all?
    ... cramps. in my feet it's more like charlie horses. potassium could be down. I have been on the same meds for yesrs...
    ... the past 4 months for palps. I started reading up on potassium , magnesium and calcium deficiency and think it's a...

  56. Low BP
    ... a horrible headache and nausea......should I take potassium pills or what? I'm miserable and I have to take these...

  57. Blood pressure won't stay down?
    ... Tranterine is a little referenced brand name, then it is a potassium sparing diuretic which dumps sodium out of your system ... . The Micardis is also potassium sparing. So DON'T cut out your sodium or you can...

  58. Doc says no More meds for me!
    ... intake and I recommend some supplements: Magnesium, Potassium and Flaxseed. Good Luck, Michael...
    ... intake and I recommend some supplements: Magnesium, Potassium and Flaxseed. Good Luck, Michael Thanks for...

  59. Lower Blood Pressue in one week!
    ... I mean you even have to make your own bread, using potassium chloride instead of salt. When I tried this a couple ... this, and it would seem to be the balance between potassium and sodium that’s the crucial factor, not the amount ... processed in any way, is generally well in excess of 3:1 potassium :sodium; whereas, with commercially-produced foods ... , it’s quite often 3:1 sodium : potassium . If you maintain your diet ruthlessly in excess ... of 3:1 potassium :sodium, I can guarantee your pressure will drop like...
    ... and fruit contain the right kind of proportion of potassium to sodium already. It’s only when we start messing ... run into trouble... if anybody wants to try a high- potassium low-sodium diet, they can do so without fear – it...
    ... follows: PRIMARY effects for lessening blood pressure: POTASSIUM (not for people usin potassium sparring medication...
    ... 2941472]Care to post some evidence? an example of POTASSIUM based on the info I read it said the following: ... Potassium is an essential mineral needed to regulate water balance...
    ... research into SUPPLIMENTS instead of HERBS things like POTASSIUM is needed by your body at any rate and is found in...
    ... research into SUPPLIMENTS instead of HERBS things like POTASSIUM is needed by your body at any rate and is found in ... lowered bp. Vitamin/mineral supplements (like potassium ) fall into another category---there is research out ... certain vitamins/minerals can lower bp's--and yes, potassium is found in bananas (and potatoes) and lots of other...
    ... lowered bp. Vitamin/mineral supplements (like potassium ) fall into another category---there is research out ... certain vitamins/minerals can lower bp's--and yes, potassium is found in bananas (and potatoes) and lots of other...
    ... POTASSIUM -definatly affects blood pressure I recently had ... down after getting iv there. However i started taking POTASSIUM pulse is lower than ever was before. down under 50 ... consider this as a good suppliment (they did say potassium was extrreemely low and i have not been eating enough...
    ... [QUOTE=graffik;2948342] POTASSIUM -definatly affects blood pressure I recently had ... down after getting iv there. However i started taking POTASSIUM pulse is lower than ever was before. down under 50 ... consider this as a good suppliment (they did say potassium was extrreemely low and i have not been eating enough ... it looks like Its already helping :) It’s not potassium per se – it's the ratio of K (Potassium) to Sodium...
    ... use caution here...some bp medications interact with potassium and cause adverse reactions so do check your drug ... eating more bananas, dates, potatoes, etc. But yes, potassium is very important in cardiovascular health! Bsheba...
    ... use caution here...some bp medications interact with potassium and cause adverse reactions so do check your drug ... eating more bananas, dates, potatoes, etc. But yes, potassium is very important in cardiovascular health! Bsheba ... always to be advised, any NATURAL human diet is high- potassium . High-sodium diets are also generally high-potassium ... foods (meat, fish, fruit, vegetable) contain a lot of potassium ; it's just that the ADDED sodium unbalances it. ... cause problems with these drugs (which ones?), as the potassium is in your food already – none is added. It’s...
    ... inhibitors, for example) may increase the level of potassium in the blood so the use of potassium supplements, ... salt substitutes (which often contain potassium ), and/or other drugs that increase the body's potassium ... may result in dangerous blood potassium levels. I was on lisinopril and became aware of...
    ... have critical low numbers of certain nutrients (I had potassium deficiency that did it) If pulse goes really...
    ... pressure medications deplete vital nutrients such as potassium (based on my research one of the main vitamins needed...

  60. Lenin, quick question
    ... to take KCl (20 MEq) with it to prevent too low a potassium . Both are very cheap. Furosemide works VERY much diifferent...

  61. Has anyone tried Hyperexol???
    ... over it. They even have the nerve to list 33 mg. potassium in TWO pills as dignificant. Each pill has 100 mg...

  62. How long before Mangnesium helped
    ... Magnesium to absorb Calcium. Something like that :), Potassium too is great but no need for its supplements form...
    ... Girl, I take Potassium also, but not for blood pressure reasons. I have ... also for the same reason. Unlike Magnesium, too much potassium can be harmful. Just got to be careful and call a...
    ... Too much Potassium or Magnesium?? I have noticed a difference with my...
    ... Too much Potassium can make your stools black and tarry. Magnesium may...
    ... Guys... it's very hard to overdose on potassium . Just about every natural food contains a fair bit...

  63. Micardis
    ... Are you having cramps? It may be due to low potassium but Micardis is supposed to retain potassium. You...

  64. Nausea and Dizziness with Zestril
    ... option. Is there anything for him to be aware of? potassium levels perhaps? I realize that dizziness and nausea...

  65. Med-Free Update
    ... elliptical 30 minutes a day, take Magnesium 750 mg a day, Potassium 99 mg a day, Taurine 500 mg a day, and a Multi-vitamin...

  66. Med-Free Update
    ... elliptical 30 minutes a day, take Magnesium 750 mg a day, Potassium 99 mg a day, Taurine 500 mg a day, and a Multi-vitamin...

  67. Anyone taking Metolazone? its a duretic
    ... electrolytes your doctor should check your sodium, potassium , chloride, uric acid (yep, the drug can cause gout...

  68. Hyzaar ??
    ... were minimal. Have regular testing for sodium, potassium and uric acid to make sure the diuretic isn't messing...

  69. Malted Milk beverage and High BP
    ... contains a lot of vitmains in addition to Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium. Also it contains 300 mg of Sodium for...

  70. high blood pressure in a.m.

  71. Water Pill
    ... ve been taking it for almost a year. I take a large potassium supplement (800 mg.) because it tends to excrete potassium...
    ... common with loop diuretics, I have also been Rx'd a potassium supplement Klor-con. Suddenly the Klor-con was changed...
    ... Lasix (furosemide) is famous for its ability to cause potassium loss and thus is usually prescribed with potassium ... zillion formulations and it is solely to replace the potassium lost by the furosemide. Really it wouldn't matter ... KCl 8 hours later, it would still replace the lost potassium . You shouldn't have to pay more than $15 a month for ... release formulation. Perhaps it's safer becasue too much potassium into the bloodstream at one time can be dangerous ... ? I'll look into it further. Most of the body's potassium is in the cells OUTSIDE the bloodstream. Are you...
    ... have no idea if the ER versus normal release on the potassium chloride makes a difference. I'm not yet at the...

  72. Ace Inhibitor Questions
    ... Emeraldeyes, Potassium : I doubt that you will have much trouble with bananas ... , OJ, or other good potassium sources. ACEIs retain some potassium but not enough...
    ... to watch the OJ with the Lisinopril because of the potassium . I just had a friend who was called in the middle ... is not working as well but she seems prone to high potassium . So I would get your potassium checked if you continue...

  73. Benicar--hct
    ... eta: In December I had bloodwork done and my potassium was low. Probably due to the diuretic. I am getting ... it rechecked this Friday. Low potassium can also cause fatigue and dizziness....

  74. High blood pressure natural cures, enjoy all
    ... evening primrose oil, fish oil, calcium, magnesium, potassium , selenium, and zinc. The amino acids cysteine, taurine ... evening primrose oil, fish oil, calcium, magnesium, potassium , selenium, and zinc, as well as the amino acids cysteine...

  75. Do bananas increase heart rate?
    ... Bananas contain potassium . Some kidney problems result in the body's inability ... to excrete potassium , and high levels can result in heart palpatations ... pressure medications, a person has to watch their potassium intake....
    ... Hyperkalemia can be a very serious condition. If potassium levels rise too high (over 7 mEq/ml) it could lead ... control, arrhythmias or even cardiac arrest. My son's potassium levels have risen too high a few times before (over ... blood pressure, the doctors have told me to watch his potassium intake and said he should not eat too many bananas ... well as oranges and other foods that contain alot of potassium . Saying nobody on the planet needs to avoid bananas...