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  1. 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...
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  2. 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...

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

  4. 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?...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar Meclizine

  5. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  6. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril

  7. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Inderal catapres

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

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...
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  12. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar Furosemide Lasix Lisinopril

  13. 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...

  14. 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...
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  15. Micardis
    ... Are you having cramps? It may be due to low potassium but Micardis is supposed to retain potassium. You...

  16. Nausea and Dizziness with Zestril
    ... option. Is there anything for him to be aware of? potassium levels perhaps? I realize that dizziness and nausea...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zestril

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. Anyone taking Metolazone? its a duretic
    ... electrolytes your doctor should check your sodium, potassium , chloride, uric acid (yep, the drug can cause gout...
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  20. Hyzaar ??
    ... were minimal. Have regular testing for sodium, potassium and uric acid to make sure the diuretic isn't messing...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar Hyzaar

  21. 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...

  22. high blood pressure in a.m.

  23. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Furosemide Lasix hydrochlorothiazide Klor-con

  24. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril

  25. 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....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Benicar Diovan

  26. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Meridia

  27. 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...

  28. 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...
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  29. 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...

  30. 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...
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  31. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril Norvasc

  32. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Dyazide Furosemide Lasix Spironolactone

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Norvasc

  35. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan Lasix hydrochlorothiazide

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Furosemide Lasix hydrochlorothiazide

  39. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan Lasix Furosemide Nifedipine Norvasc

  40. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Norvasc

  41. 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...
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  42. 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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  43. Taking bp ?

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

  45. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril

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

  47. 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....

  48. 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....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lasix hydrochlorothiazide

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

  50. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Altace Diovan Toprol Furosemide Lasix

  51. 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...

  52. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril

  53. how much sodium is to much?daily?
    ... everyone,I'm on lisinopril and coreg. Oh!The same for potassium ......
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  54. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Furosemide Lasix

  55. 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...

  56. 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...

  57. 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!...

  58. 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...
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  59. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril Lisinopril-HCTZ

  60. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Diovan Lasix

  61. 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...

  62. New to High BP - Lisinopril

  63. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  64. 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...

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

  66. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  67. 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...
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  68. 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...
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  69. 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...

  70. 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...

  71. 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...
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  72. 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...
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  73. 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...
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  74. 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...

  75. 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...
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