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  1. diagnosed with Gitelman's syndrome...anyone else with this
    ... endocrinologist did a 24 hour test that showed massive potassium loss. With this result and other symptoms I told...

  2. Lots of stones! Question from a newbie
    ... my calcium and acid levels were a bit high, and my potassium was a bit low. Stone analysis determined that the ... both are quite dense. He gave in and prescribed me potassium citrate and a water pill, and also ordered lithotripsy...

  3. low renin...need help understanding whats happening
    ... tests done in July and they showed low renin, low potassium , low calcium and sodium is a little low, anemic, pH...

  4. potassium free food and drinks
    ... Low potassium fluids and food: -apple, grape and cranberry juice...
    ... meds. Can you tell me if rutabagas are high or low potassium . The info from the dietician says high mand some...
    ... 3741293]My husband ended up in the hospital with high potassium level. He is now on a very restricted diet with limited ... fluid intake and protein and potassium . I'm trying to find things he could eat or drink for...
    ... Rutabagas are a high potassium vegetable, so I would avoid. There is a national...
    ... [QUOTE=leea1206;3745686]Rutabagas are a high potassium vegetable, so I would avoid. There is a national ... I'm long-term diabetic and low-thyroid and need potassium for severe leg cramps every once in a while, can...

  5. Is Kidney disease related to pregressive spasticity/myelopathy?
    ... Born with Bartter"s Syndrome ( potassium wasting disease)--kidney operating at 30%--5 years...

  6. GFR...I don't understand
    ... set is the norm. SODIUM 142 136-145 mEq/L POTASSIUM 4.1 3.7-5.2 mEq/L CHLORIDE 108 98-108 mEq/L ...

  7. Possible Kidney Disease
    ... receptionist said he'll do an Ultrasound. You can't have potassium supplement for your leg cramps, which is really going ... too much caffeine-free diet pop, which leaches out potassium , and plain water probably does too. Thank goodness...
    ... steroids for my allergies and a little asthsma, POTASSIUM for my leg cramps, etc., my 50 years routine, is going...

  8. Grandma's kidneys shut down....
    ... “numbers” are through the roof. Her calcium, potassium , creatin, keytones, etc. are all off. And her hands...

  9. my son has high blood pressure and has to have a scan what is this for
    ... can cause high aldosterone level resulting in low potassium level and BP problems. But, Marcia is right you...

  10. potassium and diet question
    ... protein, but no one is saying stay under X amount of potassium , just to avoid hi potassium foods and keep the fruit...
    ... Depending on your husband's kidney function, the amount of potassium he should have/day should be 2,000mg - 3,000mg. ... dietitian will give you a list of high, medium and low potassium foods and should "customize" a diet for your husband ... . Ie: avoid high potassium foods/ 2-3 servings med/low pot. veg/2-3 servings ... labels. In the US, companies are not required to list potassium amounts/serving, but some do. Hope this helps....

  11. Colonoscopy and reduced kidney function
    ... renal insufficiency who take ACE inhibitors? Do the potassium levels remain unchanged after the procedure? ...
    ... function is good, so there's no urgency. As for the potassium situation -you asked why I'd want to consume extra ... potassium . My K level tends to be too low. I have managed to ... build it up to the current 4.4 with the help of potassium -sparing/building medication. It would be nice if it ... impaired kidneys do not remove it properly and that the potassium can build up in the system, eventually causing all ... think). Because of our reduced kidney function, the potassium levels and other electrolytes get checked frequently...

  12. Newbie
    ... menopause. About the renal diet-- it's avoid sodium, high potassium , high phosphorous foods, and packaged/processed foods...

  13. Kidney Disease questions
    ... basic tenets of a renal diet are: avoid sodium, high potassium , high phosphorous, and packaged/processed foods, and...

  14. Edema Question
    ... sodium and sometimes instead of sodium, it contains potassium citrate, which tastes a lot like sodium. However ... kidneys are damaged, you must be careful to limit potassium . If you develop severe nausea or a severe headache...

  15. cravings with kidney disease
    ... much grapefruit and potatoes. Both are very high in potassium , which can be harmful to people with kidney disease...

  16. My urine smells like burning plastic
    ... every day, sometimes two. I know that bananas contain potassium and heard that you pass it through the urine. I'm...

  17. Kidney Removal and Renal Diet
    ... Especially difficult is having to watch one's input of potassium , phosphorus and sodium. I was wondering whether...

  18. 15+ point drop in GFR in 6 months??
    ... diet, the things to limit are protein, phosphorus, potassium and, of course, sodium. My doc had me all hooked...

  19. I'm very scared....New labs put my GFR at 24...
    ... better, I went and got lab work done. To check my potassium and such. Well the test gave me a BUN of 74 and and...

  20. Long, need some insight please!
    ... my adrenal gland. So my doctor checked my sodium , potassium , etc. Well my sodium was low- so she decided to do...

  21. Kidney Disease or Not???
    ... larger than the other sounds kinda like your low on potassium eat bananas and pototoes see if the leg cramps get...
    ... Blood tests show potassium is fine. Besides, I eat a banana every morning. In...

  22. Concerned: Abnormal protein & creatinine lab values
    ... is consistently around 130. I also have very high potassium level at 5.9 (normal is 3.6 to 5.4) My doctor seems ... and I need to cut back on food with high levels of potassium . He's unsure as to what causes the high creatinine...
    ... only 30% renal function left I have no problem with potassium or phorphorus levels. I am on a low sodium(think salt...
    ... channel blocker, beta blocker, two diuretics-Hctz and a potassium -sparing Spironolactone, and an ACE inhibitor. I also ... health problems, I take supplements and vitamins. (not potassium !) I have been having potassium issues. The hypertension ... just what is off/out of range right now? Well, my potassium levels have been on the low side, that's why the Spironolac ... slowing the progression of kidney disease and is also a potassium building medication. My blood pressure has a tendency ... second diuretic was added to the existing LOW dose of potassium -sparing diuretic. Because of the reduced kidney function ... , the dose of the potassium -sparing diuretic has to remain low, limiting its effectiven ... been increasing and are all out of range except the potassium , which, strangely, has shot UP considerably - creatinine...

  23. Help with test results/pain right flank...
    ... CREATININE: 97 (55-110) SODIUM: 144 (134-144) POTASSIUM : 4.7 (3.5-5.5) CHLORIDE: 106 (98-108) BICARBONATE...

  24. how to lower creatine levels
    ... do, and creatinine isn't a critical substance like potassium , or phosphorus (which can cause some severe problems...

  25. 25% function - questions
    ... I am on a resticted sidium and protein diet but my potassium and phosphorus levels were good in the last 24 hour ... protein. She took that and the values for phosphorus, potassium , calcium and gave me a sample menu. My meat portions...
    ... try to eat less fruit and less veggies to keep the potassium level from getting any higher. Am not sure how to...
    ... hours that you get on hemo. Also, in most people the potassium restriction is lifted, so you can eat much healthier...

  26. I'm scared.....Someone tell me what they think
    ... urabilli, and billi in it. My blood work only showed low potassium and hemoglobin in it so far.Many People have said...
    ... nothing but what you mentioned about the hemo and potassium came up out of range?i just need some clarification...
    ... want to, off and on. The blood work he said had low potassium and low hemoglobin. Not high. They didn't show me...

  27. kidney failure
    ... ect. My blood work came back only showing that my potassium was low and so was the Hemoglobin. Everything eles...
    ... kidney failure when you mentioned that you only had a potassium and hemo that came up out of range on your labs?your...
    ... filtering urine. It's hard to assess the low hgb and potassium , as they could be d/t a number of things (usually...

  28. how to lower creatine levels
    ... do, and creatinine isn't a critical substance like potassium , or phosphorus (which can cause some severe problems...

  29. stent for life
    ... put in the hospital with an IV of fluids including potassium and the antibiotic Levaquin. Everything I read on...

  30. PKD...suggestions, advice?
    ... that the most important levels are creatinine, uree, potassium , phosphates, calcium, magnesium. How much is your...

  31. creatinine how to lower
    ... do, and creatinine isn't a critical substance like potassium , or phosphorus. Cora...

  32. Iga Nephropathy
    ... creatinine. Sometimes you need to go on earlier because of potassium or fluid balance issues. That will depend in part...

  33. Lab Results....
    ... rum creatinine 9.1 Calcium 140 Sodium 3.8 Potassium 106 Chloride 27 CO2 7.2 Protein total 4...
    ... appt in 2 weeks. I was in the ER for dehydration, low potassium & migraines last week. I hope she is doing okay &...

  34. how long on pain medicine post nephrectomy
    ... kidnney problems and RLS - once the balanced out my potassium the RLS gets much better. When I don't get enough...

  35. Scheduled for lithotripsy Monday morning and seriously freaking out!
    ... prevent their formation. I take 1 magnesium tablet and 4 potassium tablets every day. I still have a small stone fragment...
    ... stones. Do you take the 1 magnesium tablet and 4 potassium tablets for calcium stones or do you have another ... calcium stones what effects does the magnesium and potassium have on the stones? I'd love to do anything to ... prevent getting stones again and if the magnesium/ potassium would help I'd be happy to take then everyday....
    ... longer take calcium. I was kind of scared to take the potassium and the magnesium - I'm not wild about any kind of...

  36. when is it time to begin dialysis? gfr of 13
    ... how your electrolyte and water balance is. Too high potassium can be dangerous so you want to watch that. Have ... it is that you can eat much more freely (few if any potassium restrictions) and can travel more easily as well....
    ... over the serum levels. i am being controlled for the potassium with lasix, and i am on a lot of bp meds. bp and potassium...

  37. I’m Scared! Please help!
    ... stones) I was diagnosed with Hypocitraturia and given potassium citrate. They told me take these pills 6x a day and...

  38. Need info on labs PLZ
    ... Chemistry COMP METABOLIC PANEL sodium 140 potassium 4.6 chloride 104 carbon dioxide 25 glucose...

  39. New to site...Scared, don't know what's wrong with me!
    ... blood work came back not to bad, only showing low potassium , and low hemoglobin.I also have heart palpations,...
    ... or kidney only your doctor would know.however low potassium will cause heart related problems eat pototoes and...

  40. I'm not the only one.
    ... small stones. My urologist put me on a med called potassium citrate which is supposed to help. It's makes me...
    ... all the time :). I have only been on the Urocit-K ( potassium citrate) for a few weeks and I do notice the stones...
    ... small stones. My urologist put me on a med called potassium citrate which is supposed to help. It's makes me...

  41. Self-help...... please could you help.
    ... What kind of diet do you follow. Protein and potassium can strain your kidneys as can alcohol....

  42. High potassium. Help asap
    ... m pretty sure, thinking about it, that if this was potassium the GP would of sent Gran straight to A&E. I think...

  43. Any one on meds to prevent kidney stones??
    ... produces to much calcium, but I also have to be on potassium because aside from the HCTZ I have chronically low ... potassium too. So after the 2 bouts last yr I doubled the HCTZ ... and tripled my potassium . Anyone else on meds for stones?? I have had them...
    ... assist with my kidney stones. They are allopurinol and potassium citrate. Of course I think it would depend on the...
    ... doc doubled my HCTZ that it will do the trick. The potassium makes me sick, but because of my chronically low potassium ... take it..I have heart problems as well, so when my potassium falls it gets my heart involved. And I don't want...
    ... or stable. I just talked with them because my potassium fell to below 2.9. They "yelled" at me about making ... s hard on my stomach. I tried to take it with more potassium enriched foods, but it didn't work. So my cardio nurse...
    ... Gracie: Are you on potassium or potassium citrate?...
    ... Onekidney, It's potassium citrate... gracie...
    ... Try not taking the Potassium on an empty stomach....
    ... I'm also on potassium citrate & hctz. My potassium also has gotten too low where this summer they had ... eat 1-2 bananas a day. Other foods that are high in potassium are rasins, dried fruit, potatoes but have to eat...
    ... said I was low on something and my doctor put me on potassium citrate. Unfortionately I can't stand the stuff....
    ... so I never know what is making me feel worse. My potassium is still low, and I know i have more stones(through ... been hurting a night, i just can't deide if it's the potassium ..or kidney stones on their way to being trouble.....
    ... said I was low on something and my doctor put me on potassium citrate. Unfortionately I can't stand the stuff....
    ... to wait for a pick up. I really think that the potassium citrate is causing my skin to breakout...I'm a mess...

  44. help, pain in both kidneys.. long history of problems
    ... my kidneys hurt more when my potassium is low....have you had any blood work done??...

  45. uric stones that wont come out and kidney function almost zero now what?
    ... case the stone moves). There's also a drug called potassium citrate (aka Urocite-K) that will assist in the dissolving...

  46. how to lower creatinine
    ... diabetes where it is important to get it down, or potassium , which can seriously harm you. The best you can do...

  47. Kidney Leak and kidney stones?
    ... Watch my salt the best I can. I take a diuretic and 5 potassium pills a day because If I don't my potassium drops...

  48. UPDATE —*but no answers still
    ... on a water pill for kidney stones prevention and my potassium drops really easily. She kept saying you are on a ... potassium sparing water pill. I told her I know. I was ,also ... potoassium was still down below normal. So I was put on 2 potassium Chl. a day ,also. By the way, that nurse isn't there...
    ... I know that the one I take really depleats me of Potassium . Triamtene with Hctz It has been a few busy days...

  49. Renal Tubular acidosis
    ... 24 hour jug shows that I excrete almost no sodium, potassium or chloride. Woulda got back to you sooner. Just...
    ... The jug showed I'm not excreting hardly any sodium, potassium or chloride. My creatinine clearance is just below...
    ... Eosinophil 0.2 (1.0-7.0) Glucose 68 (60-120) Potassium 3.8 (3.5-5.0) LDH 228 (100-220) supposedly a ... average 49 (range 0-34) creatinine 16.40 chloride 37 potassium 13.3 sodium 31.0 Protoporphyrin 40 (0-34) Any...
    ... Neph checked Chloride CO2, Creatinine, Glucose, Potassium , Sodium, Calcium, Mg, Phos Sed rate Urinalysis ...
    ... thought. My cholride levels were high 105 I think and my potassium was normal. He thinks I should have all the tests ... Typical treatment includes sodium bicarbonate or potassium citrate, right now I am taking pills from the health...
    ... follows: CO2 was 17, phosphorous was 3.7, sodium 138, potassium 3.9, Creatinine 0.6, BUN 8, glucose 77. How are...
    ... taken over the last 25 years??? My 24 hour urine potassium was 4.5 (30-90) and they did the sodium 5 (40-220 ... the same time. CO2 <10, Phosphorus 2.8, Sodium 141, Potassium 4.3, Creatinine 0.9, BUN 9, Glucose 173. Seems...
    ... bicarb but said he was worried it would deplete my potassium . I told him I had used Neutra-Phos for a brief time ... the levels. It also buffers the blood but contains potassium too. He decided to try Neutra-Phos instead for a...
    ... an imporvement. My doctor is worried about my potassium as well so I am supose to get my levels checked about...
    ... from occurring. (I am guess);) Now, I was losing potassium but he think that by taking the bicarbinate that I...
    ... condition has remained undiagnosed. I have been having potassium issues for a year, with my K levels bouncing between ... 0 to medium range in spite of being on up to THREE potassium sparing/building meds at any one time. Plus, there...
    ... are you on oxygen?" I haven't had trouble with my potassium levels. Although the neph did say that correcting...
    ... still losing more than I am taking. I am unsure if my potassium levels have improved, my doctor said my levels would...
    ... correcting the acidosis with bicarb often lowered the potassium level??? Please let me know what the doc says about...
    ... sodium bicarb is given in severe proximal RTA, then potassium should be given as well. The drugs used vary with...
    ... Too low to measure. That's why the concern for the potassium level and the reason for not using the bicarb but ... trying the phosphorus/sodium/ potassium combo. It's a slightly different approach but who...
    ... potasssium loss I had suffered and she was right. My potassium is now a healthy 4.1 before it was really low. My ... mixed, so experts feel treatment with bicarb will make potassium worse and some believe that with bicab the levels...
    ... soda does? I'm reading contradicting stuff on the potassium too. I think it may have to do with each individual...
    ... come up considerably and the chloride, phosphorus and potassium are all smack in the middle of the range. The Phos...
    ... metabolic panel and calcium was 9.9 (8.2 previously) and Potassium was 6.3 - sounds like it could be parathyroid. I...
    ... That's still considered normal. But isn't that potassium a tad high? What are they doing about that? I'd...
    ... JonOct3, I have a few questions for you concerning potassium citrate. I am thinking about switching from sodium...
    ... any symptoms when you went alkaline? What's your potassium level doing? I was considering asking the gp if...
    ... called K-Phos original. It has the same phosphorus and potassium that I'm currently taking but doesn't contain the...

  50. 10 yo daughter had kidney stone
    ... lemonade that can prevent kidney stones. Magnesium, potassium and B6 are also supposed to be good for preventing...

  51. Urocrit K
    ... Hi Denise, I take 3 of those a day plus 2 Potassium Citrate. Plus a duretic a day. If I don't take at ... least that much potassium my levels drop and we don't even want to go there ... am very sick. Finally , my uro doctor gave me more Potassium . He said even on a potassium sparing water pill some ... people loose to much potassium . Figures I was one of them lol Do you know how potassium...
    ... Hi Snodove Potassium does not prevent the stones...citrate does. Potassium...
    ... Thank you. I know if my potassium gets to low I really can feel it. I had my blood work ... done last week and even with the 5 pills a day my potassium was not low low but it was 3.8. If gets down to 3...

  52. Life without painkillers sucks!!
    ... my two week hospital stay. There were too many. My potassium was pretty low. This is consistent with aldosteronism ... cause at that point. The inclusion of up to three potassium sparing/building meds in my therapy at a a time caused ... and still do) I'd drop dead without warning if the potassium built up to deadly levels. As you pointed out, an...
    ... clincal pharmacology section on all of them. Low potassium can occur in almost any illness. It's usually one ... ain't helping much either. I don't excrete sodium, potassium or chloride. Those are the only ones that have been...
    ... the clincal pharmacology section on all of them. Low potassium can occur in almost any illness. It's usually one ... Lasix was the diuretic most often mentioned as a potassium -thief. :D I know the others affect the electrolyte...
    ... starting to get wheezy. He didn't want me depleting my potassium . There's 3 different types of RTA. One with low ... potassium, one with either normal or low potassium and one with high potassium. I have a mixture of...

  53. Wrinkley Fingers???!???!!???
    ... fluid maintenance. You've heard of them...sodium, potassium , calcium, magnesium to name a few. Electrolyte balance...
    ... fluid maintenance. You've heard of them...sodium, potassium , calcium, magnesium to name a few. Electrolyte balance...

  54. Please don't think I am an idiot, I already know I am......
    ... and urinary tract. Been taking my B6, Magnesium, Potassium for my kidney stones. And I think that is helping...

  55. Kidney problem due to hyponatremia??
    ... That test does not show the electrolytes. Sodium, potassium and all that stuff. That's what you need. Those...

  56. Mom's Kidney surgery - gift basket ideas?
    ... They may restrict potassium and protein. Your best bet would be to talk to the...

  57. need to urinate more any ideas?
    ... it. I am on two diuretics, Spironolactone, which is potassium -sparing and dangerous to use in CKD, and HCTZ. I am ... on another potassium sparing drug as well. I worry about potassium levels...

  58. Very worried about mother - kidney removal
    ... returned to work 8 weeks after surgery. Now I am on potassium citrate for prevention. I don't really have pain...

  59. Kidney Stones after infection?!?
    ... out of bed trying to escape the spasms. You may be potassium deficient....
    ... with some butter and a touch of salt. Really high in potassium and they sit real well on a bad tummy. Banannas also ... sit good and are fairly high in potassium . Applesauce, rice and oatmeal help slow down the...

  60. Just a question
    ... loaded with sodium or they reduce the sodium with potassium citrate. All that with the bananna in the morning ... kidney for kidney patients. Too much protein and potassium can wreak havoc on the kidneys - I know it is contrary...

  61. Went in for litho had had ureterscopy instead
    ... the pieces in the past. I am actually on Urocit-K ( potassium citrate) to try and prevent more and for the ones...

  62. So bummed; kidney stones on both sides
    ... well. I take Theralith XR which is a "blend" of potassium and magnesium to reduce stone formation. I still...

  63. New to Board! Kidney Stone Disease
    ... nausea. How is the meds working for you? I was on Potassium Citrate for a year. Didn't work for me though....

  64. Chronic Renal Tubular Acidosis
    ... vitamin d, urine ph consistently above 5.5, normal serum potassium . There's others but they aren't on my desk at the ... do a jug today for the 24 hr chloride, sodium and potassium . Hey, I've managed 275ml so far. Progress! Symptoms...
    ... to much calcuim out put in his urine and then the potassium starts dropping, (that means not being able to walk...
    ... to much calcuim out put in his urine and then the potassium starts dropping, (that means not being able to walk...
    ... bicarbonate is easy to understand. One thing. My potassium levels have almost always been in the normal range...
    ... bicarbonate is easy to understand. One thing. My potassium levels have almost always been in the normal range ... going on. I stand corrected on what he takes it is potassium citrate. plus the potassium tablets alone. I believe ... you have type 3 with your potassium being normal and no stones. Type 1 and 2 normally...
    ... This last jug I turned in is for chloride, sodium and potassium . The other jugs I've had done were for creatinine...
    ... jug. Chloride: 4 (150-250) Sodium: 5 (40-220) Potassium : 4.5 (30-90) Ooops. :) Something sure ain't...
    ... edema, you need the diuretic. You're probably on the potassium sparing one to even out the effects of the non-potassium ... sparing one. Stopping the hctz may send your potassium too high which is just as bad as too low. Talk to ... metabolic panel and see what the glucose, sodium and potassium levels are. That will give you a better idea where...
    ... Helen, I've had potassium issues since day one. Mine was 3.0 I think, at the...

  65. some stone questions
    ... Actually yes. My uro put me on allopurinol and potassium citrate to try and see if we could get the stones...

  66. eGFR and Creatinine
    ... All other metabolic indicators (calcium, sodium, potassium , CO2, chloride) have been consistantly normal. ...

  67. Kidney Stone Surgery
    ... my litho for tomorrow is cancelled until I get my potassium higher as it was to low. I'm rescheduled for July ... 4 (Happy Holiday!) as long as I get my potassium up. Good luck!...

  68. Anyone taking Potassium Citrate for Kidney Stones?
    ... I have been taking Potassium Citrate/ Magnesium blend produced under the name of...

  69. Update
    ... another CT scan in August to see if the allopurinol and potassium citrate have helped dissolve them. I am trying to...

  70. dialysis questions?
    ... can also be much healthier. You can eat a very high potassium diet (most people can, anyway) because it takes the ... potassium off much better. So bring on those fruits and veggies ... . Some patients even need to take potassium supplements - although eating oranges and tomatoes...

  71. Test Results, need some help interpreting them
    ... bloated if that makes any sense. She also put me on potassium citrate and allopurinol to try and dissolve them....

  72. RROD (Renal Recipe of the Day)
    ... the reheat is not appropriate for someone on who has potassium issues - too much in the lime and the ketchup. Thanks...
    ... the reheat is not appropriate for someone on who has potassium issues - too much in the lime and the ketchup. ...

  73. Help needed
    ... press, heart beat, creatine levels, bun level and potassium levels were all normal. Last oct my creatine level ... is was elevated. Then in feburay of this year my potassium level went to 5.6 and my creatine level went to 1 ... my doctor did not mention any concern. I retook the potassium and the level drop to 5.1. on the 07 of this month ... normal level of 1.1 , my GFR went from 59 to 77 and my potassium in normal range of 4.6. My blood glouse is 88. ... elveated and now my creatine is 1.1 , GFR 77 , BUN 18 and potassium 4.6 any feed back will be appericated....
    ... bit elevated, I wouldn't worry too much. The high potassium , however, can be dangerous and you need to keep an...

  74. Follow up and VERY angry!
    ... stones is because you have a lack on citrates and potassium in your urine. Whenthis was discovered in me, it...

  75. Calcium and Kidney Stones
    ... menopause...lack of estrogen plays a role. I am on potassium citrate for life to prevent my remaining kidney from...