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  1. I need to raise my BP! but.. how?
    ... actually helping her keep it low, in that fruit contains potassium which helps eliminate sodium thus lowering BP ! Please...

  2. ASPIRIN and BLOOD PRESSURE
    ... aspirin. But maybe? On another subject, I got my potassium checked after being on the KLOR-con for a month and ... Lasix. Do you think it is worse or better than HCT on Potassium depletion? Thanks again for the info. I will continue...
    ... CASIIE, Since I've never had a potassium problem (low sodium bedevilled me on HCTZ) I can;t ... my doctor) it seems LASIX will more readily cause potassium excretion...probably more so than thiazide. I'm not ... never kad a K+ problem because I also take Cozaar ( potassium sparing?) The 20 Meq (800 mg.) K+ sounds about...

  3. Beware of magnesium depletion with diuretics ...
    ... taking the diuretic, and that I was dehydrated. My potassium was fine- presumably because the lisinopril counter ... diuretics, by all means take magnesium supplements and eat potassium -rich foods (which give you more potassium than the...
    ... consistently low serum SODIUM. On lasix, I supplement both potassium and magnesium and I haven't run into trouble. Are...

  4. New here and too discouraged for words.
    ... careful because taking too much could affect your potassium levels and cause even more problems. You hang...

  5. Curious ARB Reaction
    ... Lenin, are you still taking the potassium ? cass...

  6. Anyone have success following the DASH diet for HPB?
    ... lowering sodium, but at the very least it increases potassium loaded foods which is supposedly from what I understand...

  7. Besides meds, how can i lower my BP?
    ... and find the web site. Sweet potatoes are high in potassium and that could help lower bp. I read an article that ... said magnesium, calcium and potassium were the most important minerals to lower bp. Good...

  8. Swelling-Shortness of breath
    ... needs it - he is afraid to take it regularly) his Potassium level can plummet, so he takes extra potassium.This ... guesswork too- we are constantly refining the dosage. If potassium & other electrolytes get too low he gets "zapped" ... if this is going to happen! He is now getting his potassium level checked every week to "stay on top" of the situation ... MG, DEMADEX 60 MG, METOPROLOL 100 MG, PLAVIX 75 MG, POTASSIUM 60 MG Will appreciate all replies. Thank you....
    ... cause gout...hence the allopurinol. Are you sure the Potassium isn't 60 MeQ, 60 mg. is a vanishingly small dose....
    ... Lenin, thanks so much for your reply. The Potassium IS MEQ's (not mgs.) It seems obvious to us that the...

  9. ARB vs. ACE
    ... return. Diuretics cause a lot of people to get low potassium which manifests itself in different ways. Calcium...

  10. Apple cider vinegar
    ... From everything I've read it is said that the potassium in apple cider vinegar is beneficial to both the...
    ... ortunately, An ounce of cider vinegar contains only 22 mg. potassium (source: USDA database). Considering that we need ... cider linegar use it's from somthing besides it's potassium content. I'm pretty sure it's an old wive's tale...

  11. Salt cravings on diuretics
    ... you have your blood minerals, at least sodium and potassium , checked very soon. If you want to keep taking the ... perpetual low sodium readings with every blood test.... potassium was low normal. Doctor told me several times that...

  12. Is low blood pressure ever TOO LOW?
    ... Well Potassium and Magnesium are powerful Blood pressure lowering...

  13. New Drug
    ... I'll add back the Cozaar. He also gave me 20 Meq. Potassium Chloride...a good idea, now I don't have to worry...
    ... stopping Cozaar cold turkey? He also gave me 20 Meq. Potassium Chloride...a good idea, now I don't have to worry ... going to take your body time to adjust to the lower potassium -effecting Cozaar withdrawal. Introducing an arbitrary ... dose of Potassium Chloride at the same time could have unexpected consequence...
    ... fact that I HAVE a huge pile of it and it us both potassium sparing and uricosuric (I have gout), and thus counteracts...
    ... going to take your body time to adjust to the lower potassium -effecting Cozaar withdrawal. Introducing an arbitrary ... dose of Potassium Chloride at the same time could have unexpected consequence...
    ... I took furosemide 40 mg and the giant potassium pill for about 9 mos. Only med that didn't cause...

  14. lisinopril - trouble breathing
    ... I take a different ACEI. If I eat foods high in potassium , close to when I take my ACEI, I will have trouble...

  15. Water Ionizer and High BP
    ... last 6 YEARS of my life, I just had my magnesium and potassium levels checked and they are fine but I was worry because...

  16. Advice on how to lower BP?
    ... suggestions I've heard is to be sure you're getting enough potassium , either through your diet or supplements (CHECK with ... warnings first though, there are some where extra potassium is dangerous). How about deep breathing/yoga/meditation...

  17. What do you think of LASIX?
    ... also taking 20 Meq KCl supplement (about 800 mg. potassium .) I'll be seeing the doctor next week to check...
    ... the times you take yours. Also should I take a potassium tablet? Eat banannas ? Also I noticed a real stable...
    ... of K+ daily as KCl so that gives me about 800 mg. potassium and thus I don't have to worry ablout the calories...
    ... of K+ daily as KCl so that gives me about 800 mg. potassium and thus I don't have to worry ablout the calories ... Cozaar. He said the Cozaar will help you retain your potassium levels and keep them up. Does that sound correct? ... mentioned with the Amgiotensin and as my doc said, potassium , if true. And really when you think about it....50Mg...
    ... Stump, It's true that Cozaar and all ARB's are potassium sparing, but the effect is slight. I wouldn't count ... Don't ask! :D Ask your doctor for some generic potassium chloride 10 or 20 Meq's; they are as cheap as can ... literature on furosemide backs up the need for extra potassium . Tell the doctor you were once frightened by a banana...
    ... Ask your doctor for some generic potassium chloride 10 or 20 Meq's; they are as cheap as can ... literature on furosemide backs up the need for extra potassium . Tell the doctor you were once frightened by a banana ... honest. Mushy things they are. I would prefer the potassium chloride tablets unless I can get them OTC? In the...
    ... No, by law OTC potassium supplements are limited to 99 mg./tablet. I guess...
    ... Stump, It's true that Cozaar and all ARB's are potassium sparing, but the effect is slight. I wouldn't count ... Don't ask! :D Ask your doctor for some generic potassium chloride 10 or 20 Meq's; they are as cheap as can ... literature on furosemide backs up the need for extra potassium . Tell the doctor you were once frightened by a banana ... . :) Well, here I go again with the low potassium problems. Right now it's only down a tiny bit but ... the last time I ended up in the ER needing an IV of potassium . I thought I was safe taking the Altace since it's ... supposed to be potassium sparing :) My question to you Lenin, do you think ... I could possibly "fix" the problem with potassium supplements? Can I take the supplements with the...
    ... substitute (NoSalt I think it's called) has far more potassium than potassium supplements- lots cheaper too. The ... salt substitute is pure potassium chloride....
    ... Cassie, The potassium supplement that I take with my lasix (80 mg.) is a ... really HUGE dose of potassium chloride. It's the biggest pill I've ever seen and ... 20 Meq (millequivalents) of KCl which means 780 mg. potassium often referred to as K-Dur. My doctor was going ... to prescribe TWO a day if after the first month my potassium showed low. However, since I came up with 4.6 mmol ... have always suspected that the warnings about the potassium retaining properties of ACEIs and ARBs were WAY overstated ... doubt very few prople have ever wound up with high potassium from anything like Altace. So, yes, I think you can ... very easily and cheaply "fix" your low serum potassium and allow yourself to take diuretics. LOTS of people ... supplement their potasssium and these 800 mg. potassium supplements are available OTC in drug and vitamin ... hear every doctor preach about the dangers of low potassium and yet see so few willing to take the next logical ... step and supplement potassium ? And that mantra about bananas and orange juice begins...
    ... Also, do you know what the chances are of too much potassium from these pills? I've heard that can be worse than...
    ... Most people can safely absorb up to 18 g of potassium a day. In fact, potassium toxicity--a condition called ... hyperkalemia--is very unlikely to occur unless you take potassium supplements inappropriately or your kidneys don't ... because the kidneys carefully monitor the balance of potassium in the body and excrete any excess. However, if ... some reason and can't properly process and eliminate potassium as a result, you may develop toxic levels of potassium ... bloodstream by taking supplements. Signs of too much potassium in your body include muscle fatigue and an irregular ... you can see, it's really tough to get an OD on the potassium unless you're taking it in an IV (where it's the final ... We were designed evolutionarily to easily excrete potassium present in high amounts in all vegetable foods and...
    ... Got my potassium today. It's called Klor-con, 10MEQ and orders for ... he gave me the choice of either that or going to a potassium sparing diuretic. Cass...
    ... day. Along with that will be 250Mg. Magnesium, 99 Potassium , 250Mg. B-12 (all twice daily)and a multivitamin...
    ... have lots of them...I won't buy more.) Also 20 MeQ potassium daily which I might lower to 10MeQ. The water swings...
    ... have lots of them...I won't buy more.) Also 20 MeQ potassium daily which I might lower to 10MeQ. The water swings...
    ... undesirable cholesterol effect. I take Lipitor and potassium with it. Only problem might be with an addiction...

  18. High and Low Blood pressures
    ... they say they are not causing this. I am also on potassium (which sometimes goes too low) and I get ill. I also...

  19. Edema And High Bp,,,is This Normal??
    ... should see results in 2 weeks. Eat some extra high potassium foods or ask the doctor for a supplement if your K ... health food store concoctions, they have too little potassium (99 mg. by law) If it's just your calves, it might...

  20. Off Atenolol
    ... take the ACEI to keep the diuretic from depleting my potassium . Last year I had uncontroled BP I would be 160...

  21. Specialist taken me off atenolol. Now on Carvedilol and Ramipril
    ... a whole lot for my BP but it helps balance out the potassium that the diuretic seems to deplete. I think the CCB...

  22. Diovan HCT 80 mg. for a newly dx'ed BP
    ... blood sugar level and cholesterol too plus reducing Potassium and Magnesium levels. I tried it a few days ago, 25mg...

  23. Please Help Med Advice
    ... lisinopril and horrible blood mineral imbalances (sodium, potassium , uric acid primarily) from thiazide but if they don...

  24. How do you REALLY know if it's anxiety that's causing the HBP?
    ... its relationship to other minerals, such as sodium, potassium , and magnesium. Certain hypertensives respond well ... were taking excessive calcium in relation to sodium, potassium or magnesium, I suppose your pressure could go up...

  25. Help with bp meds and their possible long term side effects
    ... other electrolyte imbalances (primarily sodium and potassium .) I try not to worry about it TOO much because the...
    ... diet to closer to vegetarian. Aim for more fiber, potassium , magnesium and calcium, and less sodium and fat. ... the meds you are on affect this. Some BP meds are potassium -sparing, in which case you have to be careful not ... to get excessive amounts of potassium .) 5. If you are not sodium sensitive, eat three...
    ... And i hate celery!! that won't change. What does potassium sparing mean? Many of the foods i like are hi in ... potassium . Do i need to not eat them?...

  26. Introduction/Need Advice
    ... faster. Be sure to eat a good breakfast, including potassium (likely fruit) and calcium (dairy or calcium-fortified...

  27. Angiotensin receptor blockers and myocardial infarction
    ... only because I HAVE a ton of it and it helps keep potassium up and uric acid down (I have gout that was precipitated...

  28. Wow! Unmedicated 118/70 at the DOCTOR'S OFFICE!
    ... readings is that, as long as I'm eating my usual high- potassium , high-calcium diet, that sodium doesn't seem to affect ... intestinal problem, I had to eliminate most of my usual potassium and calcium foods, my BP soared until I added those...

  29. Do BP meds target systoic or diastolic?
    ... Those fluids contain many vital minerals such as potassium , sodium, magnesium and calcium, and getting rid of...
    ... ounce) glasses a day. I also made sure I got plenty potassium , magnesium, calcium, iron,and zinc. Those minerals...
    ... Hi RickyPedrose, Could I take the potassium , magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc in a vitamin pill...

  30. Vitamins/Minerals for BP & B. Vessels
    ... vitamin B-6, garlic, CoQ10, carnitine, chromium, and potassium aspartate....

  31. Question on Diovan
    ... question is do I need to be concerned about eating potassium containing food since this Diovan supposedly holds ... on to potassium . I eat alot of bananna's and green salads. Do I...

  32. Pulsating eyes/high BP HELP!
    ... should Make sure you are getting enough Water, sodium, potassium , magnesium, and zinc. if your getting too much of...

  33. Sudden change in bp?--please read!!!
    ... went to the er. They diagnosed me w/ panic attacks, potassium deficiency, and iron deficiency anemia. I have never...

  34. Ideas on the cause for my Hypertension
    ... uppliments in addition to a multi-vitamin.I Eat bananas for potassium . My idea is that I slowly increase my water and salt...

  35. Ideas on the cause for my ypertension
    ... Without the huge water supply, you'd have lost sodium, potassium and water at the same time and that would have LOWERED...

  36. 120/90 with 1.25 mg Zebeta
    ... the way, and he asked me for many blood tests like Potassium , Sodium, T.S.H again, Cortisol 9 am and 9 pm and a ... catecolomine, sorry I forgot the spelling, and my Potassium and Sodium levels where just fine. Again my TSH is...

  37. New to HBP with lots of questions
    ... to a BP med to control better. U should have salt & potassium cks. ea. 3 mo 1st yr. U must say bye-bye to adding...

  38. What can I take for aches/pains? (Lisinopril)
    ... Spironolactone and lisinopril may prevent excess potassium from being removed from the body in the urine. If ... this happens, blood levels of potassium could be increased and this could cause an increase ... side effects that can occur with high blood levels of potassium include numbness or tingling in the hands and feet ... heart rhythm, and death. An elevated blood level of potassium may result when spironolactone is taken with lisinopril ... nutritional supplements or salt substitutes that contain potassium are used at the same time. If these drugs must be ... basis to make sure that you are not getting too much potassium . This can usually be done through a simple blood test...

  39. spikes at night
    ... If you DO drop the Diovan, try to eat a little more potassium rich foods.)...
    ... If you DO drop the Diovan, try to eat a little more potassium rich foods.) What does salt sensitve mean? Do...
    ... puts you on one of these potent diuretics and adds a potassium supplement (and take a magnesiium supplement from...
    ... Haven't done that because I was afraid of drop in potassium level, I will discuss this on my next visit too. ...

  40. Ziac causes permanent sexual side effects, is this true?
    ... which increase sugar and cholestrol too plus reducing Potassium and Magnesium blood levels, as Lenin said it's used...

  41. What's so bad about diuretics?
    ... Make a conscious effort to get as much dietary potassium as possible, GREENS of all kind are high in K+. think ... you are on a diuretic...low sodium is worse than low potassium . I too think that 12.5 mg. might be too low a dosage...

  42. Felodipine for 24 hours control of hypertension
    ... I've also read of research which indicated that potassium and magnesium did the same thing. It may be that ... and the advice could as easily be "increase calcium, potassium , and magnesium in the diet" as the current "decrease...
    ... I've also read of research which indicated that potassium and magnesium did the same thing. One person's ... pleasure is another's poison. Taking calcium, potassium or magnesium may be a good idea, but one has to be...
    ... person's pleasure is another's poison. Taking calcium, potassium or magnesium may be a good idea, but one has to be ... think, for the most part, those recommending calcium, potassium , or magnesium are recommending getting those in the ... impression. Certainly those who are, in fact, taking potassium -sparing meds or meds that otherwise affect the ratios...

  43. Food for Lowering BP
    ... juice, strawberries), Magnesium (such as almonds) and potassium (such as banana's, yogurt). Keep plenty of these...

  44. Is salt REALLY that bad for you?
    ... I think you may want to eat more high potassium foods like bananas to help with the night cramps....

  45. Info please-1st time Accupril user.
    ... 2 pill later raised to whole one), a diuretic with potassium protection. At first it worked..then not so well and ... reading one shouldn't combine ACE inhibiters with other potassium saving drugs..so why did he perscribe it...and how...
    ... Apo-Triazide is a combination of a potassium sparing diuretic with the "regular" diuretic. Accupril ... ACE inhibitor. What I'm reading is that with the potassium sparing diuretic and the ACEI you could get too much ... potassium which would cause problems. This isn't an immediate ... may not be a problem at all, provided you don't take potassium supplements or consume large quantities of potassium ... regular blood tests to make sure you don't get too much potassium in your system. It would be better to take a regular ... diuretic with the ACEI rather than a potassium sparing one. I don't think though that you should...
    ... subside..now they seem to be back. I don't take any potassium ..I do take magnesium..does that do anything when taking ... Accupril. Another good point is to try switching to a potassium sparing diuretic to a regular one..thanks for that...

  46. Blood Pressure out of Whack!
    ... stopped breathing.Did several tests to come back as low potassium to be the result.I went on a high potassium diet and...

  47. Effects of hctz and sweating and heat?
    ... too much thiazide can be dangerous. You lose sodium, potassium and magnesium from the pills and if you try to compensate...

  48. 17 and low blood pressure?
    ... She called my dr., and I saw him and had severe potassium deficiency, severe anemia, LOW blood pressure, I felt...
    ... about this now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No kidding. My potassium was so low that my dr. said one more point lower and...

  49. No salt (salt alternative)
    ... salt ( salt alternative) with no sodium and 650mg potassium is of any use for normal diet? Also does it cause ... problems? How about lite salt with some sodium and potassium ? Thanks for your suggestions. kkotha....
    ... Using a salt substitute, which typically contains potassium chloride, instead of or in addition to sodium chloride ... would be fine, provided you aren't taking a potassium -sparing medication and you don't use it in excess ... not reducing my sodium intake much. Apparently the potassium chloride just doesn't taste enough like regular salt ... seasonings. Be aware that it is possible to get too much potassium . It shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't go ... that you'd need to check whether the medication is a potassium -sparing one. I don't know if there are other medications ... that are potassium -sparing or not....
    ... body usually has no problem with dietary excesses of potassium . In fact, it's usually in short supply with today ... SUBSTITUTE are all substantially the same...mostly potassium chloride. THe LITE which is usually half salt will ... salt shaker can be too much! Use very little of the potassium chloride at first, especially with expensive food...

  50. Is it the Micardis? Or just me?
    ... 112 ounces of water a day. It also raised my blood potassium level which in turn raised my blood sugar level. After ... I decreased my intake of potassium in food to < 2500 mg per day it brought my blood glucose...

  51. Quit Again
    ... excretion by restoring the natural balance between potassium and sodium, the minerals that control how much fluid...

  52. Am I my best doctor?
    ... This has the same BP lowering effect without the potassium depleting effect of the diuretic. What I think would...

  53. Think I may put myself back on BP meds
    ... vegetables/legumes I normally eat, so I was getting less potassium and less of whatever other substances in veggies like...

  54. 21 years old, high blood pressure
    ... channels that help to control the heartbeat. There is the potassium channel, the calcium channel and the sodium channel...

  55. Toprol XL & Leg Pain
    ... a blood test? You might have low blood calcium or potassium , or some other electrolyte imbalance. Before you ... try eating a banana, or some other source high in potassium , every day for several days and see if that helps...
    ... re due to a birth defect in my back and occasional potassium defieciency. However, my Dr. told me that Toprol ... mine do, but it could be your cause. I know that low potassium is murder on your legs, they hurt, they cramp,etc...

  56. *** Question about Meds***Altace
    ... was a blood clot, but it was a drastic drop in my potassium . I could not hardley move my legs and I was so weak ... They are trying to link them all together. Low Potassium , Low Blood Sugar but High Blood pressure. Mystery...
    ... Blood Pressure. Extremely Low Blood Sugar and Low Potassium but the sugars are better now that I'm eating ONLY...

  57. Addictive Thiazides
    ... they don't do anything by themselves. My problem is potassium . From time to time the diuretic will deplete it and...
    ... Cassie, I must naturally get lots of potassium in my food becasue I've never once had a problem with ... low potassium levels. I DID foget to mention ANOTHER VERY good...

  58. Stopped Diovan--Hurrah!!
    ... of fruits and vegetables, which are good sources of potassium and magnesium, are consistently associated with lower ... dairy foods. Such a diet will be high in magnesium, potassium , and calcium, and low in sodium and fat [34-36]. ...
    ... multi-vitamin that includes it. It has fish oil, potassium and garlic also. Hopefully, it will work and I can...
    ... I've just started. With the magnesium at 200mg, potassium at 50mg, Vitamin A at 5000IU, Vitamin E at 400IU,...
    ... taking cuz they made me feel weird. I am going to try potassium (99mg) and a Vitamin B complex to see how this works...
    ... other minerals such as calcium, sodium, iron, or potassium getting out of balance. This is more prevalent with...
    ... saw that you take a supplement that has fisho oil, potassium , and garlic in it. Could you tell me the brand? ...

  59. Need a question answered about my BP
    ... diuretics inhibit the reaborption of sodium, chloride, and potassium ions in the ascending loop of Henle. It is also believed ... renal blood flow and the prevention of the sodium- potassium -chloride co-transport system allows for a patient...

  60. Fish Oil
    ... breathing exercises or meditation to lower BP? Or a high potassium diet, if your BP meds permit?...

  61. licorice root
    ... If you do take licorice root you should take 99mg potassium with it. Stay away from salt.....
    ... Check with your Dr. before taking potassium or licorce root. The body keeps potassium in the ... stop your heart. Ask your Dr. to check your blood potassium to see if you need it. It is better to get your potassium ... bloodstream which maybe at the high end of the range for potassium . Also, food has other nutrients (chemicals) that ... maybe necessary for proper use of potassium . Have you tried drinking more fluid? Drinking...

  62. ace inhibtor side affects
    ... develope once you start on it? and what are symtpoms of potassium overload since the leflet says that is can affect...
    ... total of 6 weeks on the drug, I was done. As for the potassium level, your doctor should check this. I don't know...

  63. Salt Intake
    ... blend and so on. These have absolutely no sodium or potassium in them, but do season up foods. You just use them...
    ... Cassie, Though everybody hypes potassium problems and thiazides, FAR more frequent and dangerous...

  64. Question about potassium
    ... become a player in this BP game, I have learned that potassium has alot to do with blood pressure. This question ... of BP medications, why can't we just build up our potassium levels to combat the HBP? Too much or too little ... potassium is dangerous. I wouldn't advise taking potassium ... probably give you insight about the inner workings of potassium and HPB....
    ... why people often seem to panic when one hears of " potassium supplementation." Most of the supplements on the ... market in the US are so low in amount of potassium that one would have to take dozens of them to get ... thought was interesting: "The ratio of sodium to potassium in the diet appears to play an important role in the ... blood pressure. The typical Western diet is low in potassium relative to sodium. Potassium depletion causes ... response to a large dose of salt, and high levels of potassium may enhance the excretion of sodium, thus decreasing ... after such a meal - because I typically get so much potassium with all the vegetables and fruits I eat in a day...
    ... [QUOTE=Uff-Da!]I typically get so much potassium with all the vegetables and fruits I eat in a day...
    ... impression that I should not particularly eat high potassium foods -- why is that? :)...
    ... impression that I should not particularly eat high potassium foods -- why is that? :)ms_hypertensive - I found ... the following about drug- potassium interactions on another web site: Some beta-adrenergic ... nonselective” beta blockers) decrease the uptake of potassium from the blood into the cells,1 leading to excess ... potassium in the blood, a potentially dangerous condition known ... taking beta-blockers should therefore avoid taking potassium supplements, or eating large quantities of fruit ... blood pressure meds, as well. But other BP meds are potassium -depleting, and with those a person needs to get large ... amounts of potassium in the diet or take supplements. Those of us who are ... now on no BP meds can eat large amounts of potassium in the diet to keep BP down naturally, unless we have...
    ... us who are not on BP meds can eat large amounts of potassium to keep BP down naturally, why can't we all skip the ... BP meds and just raise the potassium level to keep it down naturally?...
    ... change is going to be dependent upon what a person's potassium level was to begin with.) For those of us right up...
    ... bharkins, Potassium is an intercellular cation (means a positive charge ... in only small amounts in the blood. Measuring blood potassium rarely shows much about whether we are getting too ... much or too little potassium . Sodium, on the other hand existly mainly IN the blood ... ...just a digression. In the control of BP, potassium has very little to do with it. Some drugs can reatain ... potassium (in cells and blood) some can deplete it. Both conditions ... low are to be avoided as a result. Taking more potassium than you need will NOT lower your blood pressure, ... will taking too little raise it. Best we can do with potassium is to keep in the symptomless range. Uff-da, ... You are right about the weakness of OTC potassium supplementation, but PRESCRIPTION potassium supplements...
    ... guess I am not too concerned about the PRESCRIPTION potassium supplements because no legitimate doctor is going ... person might "supplement" their diet with too much potassium , I suppose, if they used a salt-substitute in large ... reduce their blood pressure modestly by eating more potassium rich foods: From a cached version of a Reuters ... %22They+compared+the+effects+on+blood+pressure+of+ potassium +chloride+or+potassium+citrate+in+14+adults+with+hypertensio ... study was 151/93. It fell significantly to 140/88 with potassium chloride and to 138/88 mm Hg with potassium citrate ... 09355.html[/url] Most Americans do not get enough potassium in their diets. The recommended daily potassium intake ... involved in prolonged, hard exercise may require more potassium a day. Source: [url]http://www.ext.colostate.edu ... variety of foods. Maintaining the recommended sodium-to- potassium ratio, however, may be more difficult. Eat more fruits ... fewer processed foods. A moderate increase in dietary potassium , in addition to a reduction of excess sodium, may ... levels include consuming more than 3,500 mg of dietary potassium per day — an approach especially important for individual ... reduced blood pressure. It was suggested that higher potassium intake might be the reason for this, but of course...
    ... Anyone who wants to see how their potassium intake stacks up might want to input a couple of typical...
    ... When my father was ill, he was prescribed potassium suppliments one time. Now perhaps he was just sensitive...

  65. Low Salt Foods
    ... pressure because your body needs a balance of sodium and potassium in order to regulate blood pressure. You can purchase...

  66. ACE Inhibitor vs Beta Blocker
    ... month. I go back to the Dr. next week to have my Potassium level checked. He had mentioned that the Potassium ... thinking with this persistant cough and risk of high potassium , that maybe it would be better to switch back to my...
    ... what I can find out you are on: Triamterene - A potassium sparing diuretic Terazosin - An alpha blocker Lisinopril ... could very well be wrong but I thought an ACEI and potassium sparing diuretics couldn't be used together. Anybody ... out there know? Both can cause a potassium build up. That's not good as your doc pointed out...
    ... why I'm going back to the dr. next week to have my potassium level checked. And with that being a bad, plus the...
    ... diuretic though. Without the triamterene, or use of potassium salt substitutes, excess potassium is nothing at all...
    ... Lenin - Thanks for your input. With the Potassium level risk and the COUGH, I would have to almost vote...
    ... Lenin - Thanks for your input. With the Potassium level risk and the COUGH, I would have to almost vote...
    ... meds will keep my BP under control. I also had my Potassium level checked but the results aren't back yet. Any ... working together? I go back in 3 months to have my Potassium level checked. Unless this past test turns out abnormal...
    ... I'm supposed to go back in 3 months to have my potassium level checked. Just checked the result of my potassium ... and Triamterene. So hopefully after 3 months my potassium will still be normal on the Cozaar and Triamterene...

  67. What should BP be on meds?
    ... seem to cause any problems except I keep an eye on my potassium while taking the diuretic. ed...
    ... seem to cause any problems except I keep an eye on my potassium while taking the diuretic. ed What sort of a ... get between the two monitors? What's that about potassium and diuretics? I'm sure I've read something but can...
    ... Potassium and diuretics have such a big link that all doctors ... schaivo in florida. She went into a coma do to low potassium from a diet she was on. I believe she might have been...
    ... Some blood pressure medications are potassium -sparing, and one can build up too high a level if ... take supplements or eat excessive amounts of high potassium foods. Other blood pressure medications are potassium ... depleting, and one runs the risk of getting too low a potassium level. Read the package insert with your meds to ... those not on BP meds, getting a high dietary intake of potassium has been shown to lower blood pressure....
    ... My dr said to eat bananas and other food that has potassium in it. My last blood test showed everything in balance...
    ... Potassium and diuretics have such a big link that all doctors ... schaivo in florida. She went into a coma do to low potassium from a diet she was on. I believe she might have been...

  68. Help--i Need A Sample Diet That Is Low In Sodium
    ... them... However some "salt substitutes" are using potassium chloride as a salt replacement. This raises the level ... of potassium in your daily diet and is not recommended. Morton ... makes a "Lite Salt," which contains table salt and potassium chloride. The levels of sodium and potassium in this...
    ... them... However some "salt substitutes" are using potassium chloride as a salt replacement. This raises the level ... of potassium in your daily diet and is not recommended. Morton ... makes a "Lite Salt," which contains table salt and potassium chloride. The levels of sodium and potassium in this ... heard that comment about a concern about the amount of potassium in salt substitutes, but fail to understand where ... it is a problem for people who are not taking a potassium -sparing BP medication. Am I missing something? The ... research shows that getting more potassium actually helps lower BP. The amount of potassium ... major problem when we should be trying to get more potassium in our diets anyway. Where I do see a problem is ... as it is. I do agree, though, that someone on a potassium -sparing medication would need to be cautious about...
    ... his death solution. It doesn't seem good. It's not potassium anyway but potassium chloride. I'm not sure but from ... quote like this. "I also recommend increasing your potassium intake because these two elements balance each other ... . It is the ratio of sodium to potassium in the diet and in our systems that seems to affect ... salt levels alone. Most fruits are good sources of potassium , especially bananas, as are dark leafy greens, potatoes ... and legumes. Salt substitutes contain potassium chloride; do not use them without first consulting ... with your physician. And never take potassium supplements, except as prescribed by a physician....
    ... They contain various seasonings and no sodium or potassium at all. My favorite is the tomato-basil-garlic blend...

  69. Dr. appointment tomorrow, would like some input in dynacirc.
    ... search. Leg cramps are also a side effect of low potassium . You might want to start eating high potassium foods...

  70. Alka Seltzer
    ... I think there might be some some POTASSIUM BICARBONATE products that work just like Alka-Seltzer...

  71. Malt Vinegar for BP?
    ... on my insurance. What should I watch for as far as potassium ? Other info?...

  72. Anyone been on water pills?
    ... dry mouth at night. I make sure to eat a couple high potassium foods every day: OJ, bananas, seafood, beans, yoghurt...

  73. High distaloic pressure/high cholesterol
    ... lowering my sodium might help and maybe watching my potassium could help also. What does everyone here think? Just...

  74. Pretty high systolic with very low diastolic 152/51
    ... effect of bisolol is fatigue. It can also raise your potassium levels, which can cause serious side effects such ... last time you had a blood panel done to check your potassium levels? Or for that matter, checked in with your...
    ... I am going to a GP to get a blood test on my Potassium levels so I also have that when I see him. My resting...

  75. tell me about Topril XL
    ... makes me feel less stressed) is a CALCIUM/MAGNESIUM/ POTASSIUM combination. (CALCIUM 1000mg,MAGNESIUM 500mg,Potassium ... 99mg) Potassium is not sold in greater than 99mg. This combination...