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  1. Salt and Ace Inhibitors
    ... nervous about taking the Ace because I have read about potassium levels which I don't really understand. That's whyt...
    ... oj in the morning. Will that be ok for additional potassium ? If this don't work I thought I might try Norvasc...
    ... home when they got her blood work from the day as her potassium was so high. Norvasc works well but it not usually...
    ... glass of oj a day? Somebody said something about the potassium levels. I'm beginning think that the Ace's are...

  2. 128/80 Walking and diet works!
    ... bananas at home? They are pretty filling and the potassium is great for blood pressure. Also drink a lot of...
    ... Bananas are high in potassium which lowers blood pressure. I've never heard of...
    ... Should i be taking more calcium and magnesium and potassium since thats what it says in the cures books for it...
    ... walking alot . Should i be taking calcium, mag and potassium . at least i think its voluntary. And i dont do...

  3. HCTZ woes..! Anyone else?
    ... and none of my doc;s have suggested labs to test for potassium or anything else. Lately, Ive noticed an increase ... Im going in on my own to the lab tomorrow to get a potassium test. I need the real skinny, on HCTZ, Im hearing...
    ... and none of my doc;s have suggested labs to test for potassium or anything else. Lately, Ive noticed an increase ... Im going in on my own to the lab tomorrow to get a potassium test. I need the real skinny, on HCTZ, Im hearing ... Thanks for your time!:) No doubt about it. Low potassium will cause PVCs. mine was only down to 3.5 and my ... taking a bata blocker as well, it WILL mask the low potassium symptoms. I would get a blood test ASAP...

  4. bp meds and dehydration
    ... willc, Have your potassium and sodium levels measured. If both are fine, then...
    ... Norvasc 5. mg, and 50 mg Atenenol, + Lisinopril, and potassium , to make sure all my levels in the blood are safe...

  5. Diuretics
    ... Anybody have any experience with Potassium sparing diuretics? I had to get off HCTZ for the ... third time because of extremely low potassium even tho I was taking a supplement....
    ... chlorthalidone) and I've taken a LOOP diuretic and addded potassium (Lasix...furosemide) but I've never tried any potassium ... prescribing triamterene probably because HIGH serum potassium is so much more dangerous than LOW. It might also ... alone. I've NEVER been bothered with too low a potassium , so I'm not in your boat but I went off thiazides...
    ... low dose HCTZ diuretic, he also gave me a low dose potassium as a supplement. So far so good and 4 years now....
    ... and madfit, Thanks for the replies. I was taking a potassium supplement from the doc but it just wouldn't keep...

  6. herbal diuretics and b p
    ... hypertensive] blood pressure with herbal diuretics with potassium my pressure is usually 138/83 id like to get it...
    ... parsley; uva ursi;bucha; juniper berry; with 60mg potassium ...

  7. Dropping hct from micardis?
    ... was taking another diuretic before and it lowered my potassium . In my case, having an hct in the medication is important...

  8. Meds DON"T seem to keep the BP down for long
    ... dosing with 40 mg. Lasix which usually requires a potassium supplement. Do you feel you have a tendency to...

  9. potassium
    ... be better to take a good multivitamin that includes potassium and get the rest through your diet. Look up foods ... that are high in potassium ie; bananas and cantaloupe have about 400 mg. A potato ... is also a good source. Too much potassium can cause as many problems as having too little potassium ... . If your taking 15 pills of K+ daily and eating potassium rich foods then you could become hyperkalemic and...
    ... take 47 of these tablets (or 33 tablets following the potassium bottle recommendation). Either way, seems like a lot ... of tablets. Yes, you misunderstand how Potassium is transported and used by the body. Simply taking ... your doctor and mention that would like to have your Potassium levels checked. There can be negative side effects...
    ... stupid reason, the United States limits supplements of potassium to 99 mg without a prescription...most countries allow ... mg. Consider the viitamin store supplements of potassium to be a total waste of time and money. Try to get ... the 4700 mg. in high potassium foods...easier said than done. :D IF you are taking...
    ... stupid reason, the United States limits supplements of potassium to 99 mg without a prescription...most countries allow ... mg. Consider the viitamin store supplements of potassium to be a total waste of time and money. Try to get ... the 4700 mg. in high potassium foods...easier said than done. :D IF you are taking ... amount and over shoot can be bad. Getting them in high potassium foods is the RIGHT way, but easier said than done...

  10. natural tips to reduce pressure
    ... down on stress:) Also strive to eat foods containing potassium and magnesium; I've read that many people with high...

  11. This is really weird, any ideas?
    ... Thiazide can deplete sodium easily...Lasix can deplete potassium easily. Lasix is supposed to have less of an effect...

  12. Effective Mgmt of BP Med Side Effects?
    ... mineral balance from the thiazide. Have your serum potassium and serum sodium measured regularly. Thiazide has ... too readily occur. Most of the hype is about loss of potassium but I firsthand experienced that a lowered sodium ... lower sodium too much if at all but CAN readily lower potassium ...so I take daily potassium. DON'T restrict your...
    ... mineral balance from the thiazide. Have your serum potassium and serum sodium measured regularly. Thiazide has...
    ... KCl per day. THe higher dose is 800 mg. elemental potassium . Don't bother with OTC potassium supplements because...
    ... I take 10 meg of potassium on days when feel I need it--headache, neckache, fatigue ... that is working. But I'll know for sure when I get my potassium levels rechecked, in the next week or so. My pressure...

  13. Norvasc feedback??
    ... heart attack, but the other blood work showed that my potassium was a bit low. The doctor in the ER never mentioned...
    ... supplementation of something like a daily 20 MEq of potassium chloride...provides 800 mg. potassium. Of you experience...

  14. Low Potassium and Hypertension
    ... Studies show most people with low potassium also have low magnesium which is often undetected ... deficient. So be sure you take both magnesium and potassium supplements. Actually, potassium rich foods are better...
    ... Des, I too take the 20 Meq (800 mg.) potassium supplement...one a day. It covers my potassium needs ... weakness traced to a blood test showing low serum potassium ? What does your serum SODIUM look like at these times ... ? Do you ever test NORMAL for potassium ? Many conditions have weakness as a main component ... for blood pressure control because both of them are potassium sparing/retaining. Are you on the beta-blocker (metoprolol...
    ... increase in my bp Two years ago I started having low potassium levels on my labwork and I wasn't on any meds. Through ... different meds and even a diuretic again along with oral potassium . I had done everything I could including giving up ... for it. No one on a good diet should be low in potassium ....
    ... agree that: No one on a good diet should be low in potassium ! BUT lots of people on diuretics, especially loop ... diuretics can go low in potassium despite the best of diets....
    ... able to supplement without feeling the effects of low potassium (dizziness, fatigue, near-fainting) UNLESS those effects ... episode when I was experiencing a "wipe-out" where my potassium actually measured "normal", so who knows. :) To...
    ... Des, I too take the 20 Meq (800 mg.) potassium supplement...one a day. It covers my potassium needs ... weakness traced to a blood test showing low serum potassium ? What does your serum SODIUM look like at these times ... ? Do you ever test NORMAL for potassium ? Many conditions have weakness as a main component ... for blood pressure control because both of them are potassium sparing/retaining. Are you on the beta-blocker (metoprolol ... pressure? As far as I know this is the first time my potassium has been low when I was at the ER. Mostly the other ... landed in the ER two weeks ago, and that is when the potassium supplement was added plus additional Lopressor. I ... to urinate more than usual which I guess lowers my potassium . The diuretic just added to the urine output which ... evidently lowered my potassium more than usual causing terrible pain, weakness and ... This morning I didn't take the diuretic nor the potassium . Instead I drank more and added a banana to my usual...
    ... else. After two weeks on only 25 mg daily my potassium rose from 3.0 to 4.3 BUT after 3 weeks on it I was...

  15. CCB's vs ARB's and ACE's
    ... strength of the diuretic, would you have to add a potassium supplement as well?...
    ... arlmon, I take Cozaar-Lasix and KCl (20 MeQ...800mg potassium .) I think the Lasix KCl might ddo the trick when I ... either once or twice. It's a cheap drug. Get your potassium measured in 30 days though...it depletes potassium...
    ... Lozide (diuretic) with atenolol, but as I mentioned, my potassium level was slighly low, so my doctor substituted Micardis ... diuretic). My last blood test in July showed normal potassium levels. I know all about Lasix - my Mom takes it ...

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  17. New to HBP
    ... time at the clinic, have them test your sodium and potassium just to make sure the thiazide hasn't lowered either...

  18. Ace Inhibitor Lisinopril and multivitamins
    ... about 1 month now and I was told that I have to watch potassium . (not to take a potassium supplement) Is it safe ... a multivitamin ONE A DAY men`s health formula with potassium of 100 mg per tablet? I was told that my kidneys ... will or could store potassium and it could get to a high dangerous level. Does ... anyone know the symptom of hight potassium ? Thanks...
    ... devie, There is no problem for so small a potassium dose in your multivitamin. Lisinopril is only slightly ... potassium sparing. Don't worry about it. However, the symptoms ... of high potassium , for the record, are quite severe: your heart stops...

  19. High BP at 31 and new to the problem
    ... getting enough electrolytes- especially magnesium and potassium . As far as the fluctuation, that suggests stress...

  20. I know what Hydrochorothazide is but what is Amiloride?
    ... Michael, Amiloride is a POTASSIUM SPARING diuretic that allows potassium to be retained ... diuretic so it is combined with HCTZ which can lower potassium (undesirable) as it lowers sodium (desirable.) ... to NEVER use any salt substitutes which are largely potassium chloride, because too high a postassium can be quite ... people who are started on HCTZ alone develop low serum potassium after a couple weeks or months. It can cause some...
    ... with 50 mg of Hydrochorothazide will not lower my potassium level? I will not need Potassium supplements or Magnesium...
    ... with 50 mg of Hydrochorothazide will not lower my potassium level That's correct. NEVER take potassium supplementat...
    ... Thanks Lenin, I will not take any Potassium supplements but I will take Magnesium supplements ... . Lenin, can I eat food rich in Potassium ? I mean it's safe with this medication? Thanks for...
    ... Food is almost NEVER a problem with high potassium , only supplements....

  21. question on water pill/side effects
    ... diuretics. Be sure to take mineral supplements, including potassium (actually eating potassium rich foods is better than...
    ... ran you into the bathroom. No, don't amplify your potassium intake when taking triamterene because it's included ... in your regimen specifically to retain potassium and high p[otassium can be far more dangerous than ... a good choice unless someone has demonstrated low potassium levels on other diuretics and even then, supplemental ... potassium might be the better way to deal with it....

  22. Low blood pressure?
    ... Calcium, potassium and sodium are the electrolytes most likely to be...

  23. Odd Blood Test Results
    ... the absolute low end of "normal" (135mg/dL) and my potassium is also just barely above the low end (3.9mmol/L) ... water the day of the test. So...since I'm on a potassium sparing drug does this mean I should talk to my doctor ... about increasing potassium in my diet? It is okay for me to be a saltaholic...
    ... 160 or even 320 mg. Diovan is only very slightly potassium sparing, don;t even consider that effect. Now sodium ... of water will knock the slats out from under both potassium and sodium (called dilutional hyponatremia or "water...

  24. Any natural remedies for high blood pressure?
    ... craving for salt on low-salt diets. It also has a high potassium value. This makes it excellent for people who are ... hypertensive medications. Celery contains 341 milligrams potassium and 125 milligrams sodium per 100 gram serving. ... Any food with a ratio of at least three parts potassium to one part sodium is good for people with high blood ... pressure. In the body, the ratio between potassium and sodium is more than two to one. [/I...

  25. patassium in foods and lisinopril?
    ... I'm on 5mg daily and it says to limit intake of potassium . How much is to much?...
    ... Limit ONLY any potassium supplements...there is no need at all to limit your ... potassium rich foods with an ACE inhibitor, Most of us get ... far too little potassium and far too much sodium If you are looking for...

  26. how much sodium is to much?daily?
    ... everyone,I'm on lisinopril and coreg. Oh!The same for potassium ......

  27. Lenin please compare Lasix to HCT
    ... in the tubule, in the Loop of Henle where sodium, potassium , magnesium, and chloride that were tossed off in...

  28. High systolic?
    ... making certain you get plenty of calcium, magnesium and potassium can make a difference of around 10 points systolic ... some people. Eat plenty of low-carb veggies for the potassium . Non-fat or low-fat dairy products are good for...

  29. Increased dosage and feeling a bit off
    ... Next doctor's visit have him run your serum potassium and sodium levels. You might be low on one or the...
    ... If i'm not mistaken electrolytes encompasses serum potassium and sodium right? Is that a common symptom for...
    ... Pulltab, Yes, The major electrolytes are sodium, potassium , chloride and magnesium. Were the first three of...

  30. What type of magnesium supplements to take?
    ... But remember you need to balance magnesium with potassium and especially calcium. Every person has a correct...
    ... inhibitor I'm taking apparently encourages magnesium and potassium retention because it inhibits production of aldosterone ... electrolytes because it controls the entry and exit of potassium and calcium in the cells. That's why people who have ... both low magnesium and low potassium and/or calcium in their cells only get better after ... improves. I saw one study of a guy with hypokalemia (low potassium ) who was given intravenous potassium chloride and ... it strangely didn't improve his intracellular potassium . So they suspected hypomagnesemia, gave him a magnesium ... sulfate IV, and his intracellular potassium normalized!...

  31. Awakening withSpiking Blood Pressure & Pulse
    ... beat--about in the 70's. I wondered if it was low potassium , so have had apricots, and two glasses of orange juice...

  32. Lisinopril-HCTZ and salt substitutes?
    ... that it's because ACE I's can cause you to retain potassium , and potassium is in salt substitutes. Potassium ... t eat bananas anymore - or any other food high in potassium ? That would really suck! :) Ron....
    ... including Lisinopril, can cause people to retain potassium . However, your other drug counters the effect because ... HCTZ depletes potassium . Basically, talk to your doctor. I think that ... people on Ace inhibitors do not have to monitor their potassium intake. I take 5mg of Lisinopril each day and ... do not monitor my potassium intake. Granted, 5mg is a low dose of Lisinopril ... , but I do not think that I would have a potassium problem if I took a higher dose of Lisinopril. Your ... doctor probably will order blood tests to check your potassium levels anyways. regards,...
    ... restricting his salt. Even more potentially deady than potassium excess is serious sodium depletion. Nobody taking...
    ... Lenin. I believe you can pee out a little extra potassium . However, if you deplete your potassium and/or sodium...

  33. ARB's Which Ones Are Best?
    ... day of Lasix. I think I need to start the Diovan. Potassium is a problem already, I think. I get my blood test ... I have had cramping in my calves. I took 20 meq of potassium last afternoon and felt like heck. My BP was 145...

  34. 22 Years Old, Active Duty Soldier, Hypertension questions...
    ... you need to eat food that contains Magnesium and Potassium and cut Sodium intake as much as you can. Eat Potato ... because it's very rich in Potassium too. I guess you are overweight? I think you need...

  35. New to High BP - Lisinopril

  36. New to high bp
    ... store yesterday and learned so much! I came home with potassium , magnesium and white tea. Oh and garlic tabs! I...
    ... .I was just searching too. I discovered that the potassium supplement that was recommended to me is a big no...

  37. Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System (RAAS) and the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS).
    ... promotes increased absorption of sodium in exchange for potassium in the renal tubules, which increases total body fluid...

  38. Symptoms of low potassium?
    ... continually ran into low serum sodium rather than low potassium . Low sodium can be VERY dangerous so don't restrict...

  39. advice please
    ... was taking a different diuretic, but it lowered my potassium level a bit, so my doctor changed it to Micardis, ... which has a small amount of diuretic). I just had my potassium re-checked, so we'll see if it's okay. Many people...

  40. ZERO Drug Trial (again)
    ... blood glucose levels? The balancing of water, salt, potassium and other blood electrolytes is hard for me to understand ... . I know there is loop sparing ( potassium sparing) and then there is Lasix which depletes K...
    ... normal. With the Lasix I took KCl which replaced lost potassium . My main problem with Lasix was the efffect of NO...
    ... Tamsin, Of couse, any ARB is potassium sparing but ever so slightly so. I think a far better ... "horse pills" at 10 Meq provide more than 800 mg. potassium and are taken daily. My Test My numbers yesterday...

  41. Anyone with adverse reaction(s) to Atacand (ARB) ?
    ... candesartan cilexil here in the UK) which made my potassium rise dangerously high as well as other problems. ...
    ... wrong, but I think ACE inhibitors can also cause high potassium . I will certainly have my K checked. Very sorry...
    ... months. The ace inhibitors i was on didnt give me high potassium but gave me a cough! cant win at the moment! I had...

  42. Coq10
    ... Just wanted to urge you to ask your GP to test your potassium & sodium. I was on HCTZ a diruetic for about a year ... dizziness, so it could be that you are already low on potassium . Even tho I ate a banana every day, I became seriously ... low in sodium and potassium , and your body needs both of those to function. I...

  43. Sodium vs Insulin
    ... high blood pressure is do to high sodium and/or low potassium ..But whenever i mess up on eating controlled carbs...
    ... high blood pressure is do to high sodium and/or low potassium ..But whenever i mess up on eating controlled carbs...

  44. What is normal
    ... research the Dash diet - my BP was fine (on meds). My potassium level was a bit low, so the doctor took away 1 pill...

  45. Help - Can Toprol stop working?
    ... passed out a the Drs office. They found I had low potassium caused by diruetics. Since I have been out I have...

  46. Confused about pulse pressure
    ... than 60all your MD. Make sure you are eating high potassium foods if you are on a diuretic such as lasix, or you ... may need to be on potassium supplements. Lasix can cause an electrolyte imbalance ... also acts as a diuretic and can cause you to lose potassium , low potassium will affect the hearts ability to contract...
    ... reduces absorption. But I'd still think I get adequate potassium unless all the fiber reduces it more than I'd guess...
    ... renal panel that will assess your kidney function and potassium level. The kidneys play a big part in maintaining...

  47. what to eat?
    ... and a good question to ask..Look for foods high in Potassium and Magnesium as these are powerful BP lowering nutrients ... seeds and nuts and black beans for Magnesium and for Potassium are avacados,bananas,tomato juice,lima/pinto beans...

  48. Atenolol should be banned!
    ... 50 mg. of atenolol, and a blood test showed that my potassium was slightly low. My doctor took me off the Lozide...
    ... I was taking the atenolol with a diuretic, but my potassium level was slightly low, so my doctor took me off it...
    ... dandelion tea as it is a natural diuretic and high in potassium (sp?). I hope everything works out for you. I...

  49. Tyramine
    ... thought bananas were good because their are high in potassium . I also keep reading conflicting reports on alcohol...

  50. A thought for the whitecoat problem
    ... taking a diuretic (very mild) along with it, but my potassium was a bit low, so the doctor substituted micardis...

  51. side effect
    ... Electrolytes = Potassium , Calcium, Magnesium and Sodium. They are used in the...

  52. Natural way to control BP?
    ... Also lots of Potassium high foods , avacados, tomato juice (v-8) bananas...

  53. What does hyperkalmenia means?
    ... HYPERKALEMIA is Abnormal elevation of blood potassium . Hope this helps....
    ... That's right hyperkalemia=high potassium . Your mom's doctor may be aware of the drug interaction ... doing labwork periodically that checks the levels of potassium and her liver function....
    ... little salt and thus excretes very little sodium and potassium . I wouldn't worry too much about it. Make sure every ... routine blood test checks potassium levels...they almost always do. Now on the fiber...

  54. Cardizem and Swelling of the Feet
    ... works well for me. You'll probably need to supplement potassium ....
    ... one 20 mg. dose of Lasix along with about 360 mg. of potassium and some magnesium and a few bananas. It did a good...
    ... more time...no need for the bananas and suppolemental potassium til a couple weeks into the stuff. But you are...

  55. Coversyl - Ace Inhibitor
    ... the Apo-Hydro, he says that it will help me to up my potassium levels. I have googled info on it and frankly the...

  56. Latest Trial/Update From Doc's Appt.
    ... Cozaar and 25 mg HCTZ and to supplement with 10 meg of potassium daily. He wants to keep the Cozaar and HCTZ separate ... this works. He took labs, but he doesn't expect my potassium to come up low. :) He says he really can't figure ... may a coincidence, but after I took the first 10 meg potassium supplement I felt immediately better. Don't think ... really didn't have to be careful about getting too much potassium , because my kidneys would flush it out, but I have...
    ... About 400 mg. of potassium . You'd have trouble if you took 20 of them at once ... :D:D. My take on potassium goes like this: Almost ALL the body's potassium is ... small oral dose is a tiny part of the body's load of potassium it is a HUGE proportion of the serum potasssium. So ... When the serum level get's appropriate then the potassium migrates into the cells of the body...this takes days ... the human body contains between 100- 200 grams of potassium . No doctor should be surprised if someone presents ... weakness, numbness, or tingling (caused by high levels of potassium in the blood); or · decreased urination....

  57. Got Switched to Apo-Hydro (duyretic)
    ... useful. All you need be careful of is to keep your potassium and sodium up to prevent electrolyte imbalances. ... orange juice (and grapefruit, melons fish) for the potassium , DON'T restrict your salt and take a magnesium supplement...
    ... told me to take a magnisium supplement or to watch my potassium levels etc. So far I have taken the new med for 2...

  58. potassium supplementation??
    ... Because getting excess amounts of potassium is dangerous, the government limited the amount in ... times as much just by eating one banana. Prescription potassium pills are available in higher doses, but should obviously ... Realistically, one can get an adequate amount of potassium by eating a proper diet, which includes plenty of ... on a 2000 calorie diet should have about 3500 mg. potassium daily. A banana provides about 467 mg. You may wish ... tape together, as the charts are two pages wide and potassium is on the right side, making it difficult to read...
    ... Bananas and baked potatoes are excellent for low potassium ....
    ... and less red meat. Orange juice also has a lot of potassium ......
    ... everyone aboves answer ... also Avacados are high in potassium as is low sodium V-8...........
    ... any BP med should start taking daily supplemental potassium chloride in prescription strength. The usual dose ... Meq (millequivalents) which is equal to 800 mg of potassium . The cheap pill will cover a multitude of dietary ... sins with almost no risk of getting serum potassium too high....
    ... ended up in the hosipital over New Years due to low potassium . I was taking 25mg of HCTZ and 100/25 Hyzaar and was ... ok for about two years. My potassium was always between 4.0 and 5. Around Christmas I got ... out and spent the next 3 days in the hosipital on a Potassium drip. Since I got out the Dr has changed my prescription ... back on Hyzaar 100/12.5 abd Toprol 50mg with a 10 meg potassium suppliment. I go for a blood test next week along...
    ... There is one consideration: ARB's and ACEI's are both potassium sparing. To what extent I'm not sure but anyone taking ... losartan with potassium supplements should be sure to test serum K+ every...
    ... me out after a 20 meg drip and some horse pills of potassium . When I saw the PA for follow up, my level was in ... ever felt on Hyzaar. Tried everything, eating lots of potassium -rich foods and taking reduced dosage of the Triam ... my old Hyzaar in half and eating about 1500 mg of potassium in yogurt, blackstrap molasses, orange juice and oranges...
    ... After the hosipital my potassium went back to 4.0. The dr put me on cozaar 50mg and ... vytorin 10/20. I just got a prescription for 10meg of potassium . I do go to the gym 4 times a week and seem to be...

  59. Other Types of Diuretics?
    ... works differently from thiazides and triamterene ( potassium sparing component of Maxide and Dyazide.) If you ... try it, make sure you get a prescription for potassium chloride 20 MeQ (800 mg potassium) to prevent going ... low on potassium . It seems to dump water without dumping as much ... You might also consider hydrochlorothiazide and potassium supplementation? You are not the first person to...

  60. Supplements seem to have stopped working. Dr. wants me to use Coreg.
    ... Altace. The cough was horrible. Diovan hct dropped my potassium and put me in the hospital. Regular Diovan made me...

  61. Anyone know anything about Spironolactone?
    ... Sunlover, It's a potassium sparing diuretic. It removes excess water and salt...

  62. Women's Ultra Mega and Blood Pressure
    ... Women's Ultra Mega' which has Iron and 'Iodine(as potassium Iodide)' for the past two weeks, as believing that...

  63. anybody tried to lower bp with sea salt
    ... regular table salt, sea salt contains magnesium and potassium , both of which can lower blood pressure. Of course ... I wouldn't think that the amount of magnesium and potassium would be enough to make a difference for the amount...
    ... There are FAR better ways to supplement magnesium and potassium than by getting teeny amounts of them with 50 times...

  64. Maxide/Dyazide (HCTZ/Traimetrene) Side Effects?
    ... tolerate diuretics? Maybe I need to supplement beyond the potassium in the Cozaar and Triam? I have been drinking orange...

  65. 5 points less in 4 days but still I have a big problem
    ... have a proper balance in the diet between sodium and potassium . Some blood pressure medications are "potassium-sparing ... potentially get too much if you eat a lot of high- potassium foods. Other BP meds are "potassium-depleting" and ... tend to flush potassium out of the system, so you need to eat extra. I didn...
    ... have a proper balance in the diet between sodium and potassium . Some blood pressure medications are "potassium-sparing ... potentially get too much if you eat a lot of high- potassium foods. Other BP meds are "potassium-depleting" and ... tend to flush potassium out of the system, so you need to eat extra. I didn...

  66. Is there a BP med w/o side effects becides diuretics?
    ... REALLY drop BP rather nicely. Make sure that you take potassium supplements with them though. Also, cozaar...

  67. Aldactone vs. Lasix
    ... Hello, Has anyone tried Aldactone? It's Potassium sparing. I want to know if it's effective like Lasix...
    ... It's FAR safer to take the Lasix and supplement the potassium ....
    ... Oh my god :). Ok I'm on the Lasix but I can't get Potassium Supplements. Lenin please tell me one thing, how many ... days Lasix need to reduces the Potassium level in the blood??? I eat Potato and Orange so ... think that those are enough to get good amounts of Potassium to balance the level in the blood while taking lasix...
    ... I don't know Michael. Only a tiny bit of our potassium is in the blood and that can be eliminated fast but ... the body immediately replaces it with potassium from within the cells. It's when THAT gets depleted ... that problems of hypokalemia occur. My large potassium supplement (which I'm not sure I even need ) contains ... around 800 mg. potassium . You can get that with one or two of the following ... regular diet: Acorn squash, cooked (1 cup) 896 mg. potassium Potato with skin, baked (1 long) 844 Spinach, cooked ... frozen (1 cup) 503 Even a cup of milk has 348 mg. potassium . I think you'll be alright without the supplement...

  68. distended hand veins
    ... your magnesium and calcium. Often they work WONDERS. Potassium also if you are taking any diuretics for BP....

  69. Lasix and Potassium
    ... Get some potassium chloride salt substitute from the supermarket- it ... has far more potassium than supplements do. Strange but true. Also, try ... eating dried apricots- my favorite high potassium food. Tastes like candy....
    ... anything I want any time :D. Anyway, I didn't find Potassium supplements here . Also I can't eat Banana because...
    ... inhibitor with no diuretic as ACE inhibitors cause potassium retention....
    ... case of supplements I couldn't find Magnesium and Potassium supplements alone without other vitamins or minerals...

  70. My Blood Pressure Meds Almost Killed Me!
    ... the culprit. 3 weeks ago I ended up in the ER with a potassium level of 2.8 (anything less than 3.5 is considered ... meds dutifully. At the hospital I received a massive potassium infusion, was sent home with supplements for 3 days ... . 3 weeks later lab work came back with my potassium still low. Primary doc thinks I'm overmedicated. Wants ... same time, but oh well). I always thought Hyzaar was potassium sparing but doc says no. (ER doc said yes.) I don...
    ... My potassium has been low near yours for 20+ years and it is checked...
    ... The diuretic part of Hyzaar is not potassium -sparing, but the ACE inhibitor part of the drug tends ... to cause potassium retention, so the two seem to cancel each other out ... obviously an exception so make sure you get plenty of potassium ....
    ... safe than sorry! Rigel--I will be sure to get more potassium . My diet could definitely improve. Thanks for your...
    ... diarrhea, vomiting and sweat drenchers" can deplete potassium all by themselves. Anyone who consistently runs low ... potassium should supplement with a 10 or 20 Meq. horse sized ... pill of potassium chloride daily. Why run the risk of depletion. Hyzaar ... is Cozaar (losartan) + HCTZ. Losartan IS potassium sparing but not strongly so so the thiazide however ... aldosterone levels are normal...high aldosterone causes potassium depletion and sodium resorption (and hypertension ... But I repeat, MANY people take a cheap big daily potassium supplement (Rx not OTC.)...
    ... aldosterone levels are normal...high aldosterone causes potassium depletion and sodium resorption (and hypertension ... days. You know, I already take a 90mg supplement of potassium . I guess that wasn't enough. THen I found out that ... yogurt has 330 grams of potassium per cup. I've been eating yogurt daily. We'll see...
    ... Tamsin, 99 mg, OTC potassium supplements are a compete waste of money. A couple ... of us take Lasix as a diuretic and potassium supplements. (either 400 or 800 mg.)..a good combo ... amplify what I said about diarrhea: Gastrointestinal Potassium Excretion Normally 10 – 15% of K ... Aldosterone is one of the regulators of secretion of potassium by the gastrointestinal tract. Diarrhea increased ... K+. That 100 mEq is equal to about 4000 mg. of potassium ...and that's only the FIRST liter (dump). So you can...
    ... You get a lot more potassium from regular old "No Salt" salt substitute from the ... supermarket- it's potassium chloride and a teaspoon or so will pretty much give ... you the daily recommended dose of potassium . Odd that they prevent potassium substitutes from ... containing much potassium but they let you buy as much no salt as you like. ... Btw, my favorite potassium -rich food are dried apricots. Taste like candy and ... are very rich in potassium . Much lower than actual candy on the glycemic index...

  71. Stopping Atenolol question
    ... I was taking the atenolol with a diuretic, but my potassium level was a little bit low, so he took me off it and...

  72. For women with HIgh Blood Pressure....
    ... allowing an influx of sodium and water and a loss of potassium and magnesium. The result is hypertension. Extensive...

  73. The Opposite of White Coat
    ... an ACE inhibitor and/or diuretic (be sure to take potassium and magnesium supplements if you do)....

  74. Need to Switch My Meds, someone help
    ... but was told between the low pulse rate and the low potassium it messed up my EKG. Have been weaning myself off...

  75. Besides meds what lifestyle changes?
    ... Eat 1 banana every day, high potassium . Sounds like you are on the right track already....