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  1. Renal Diet
    ... Another option is "lite" salt, which substitutes potassium chloride for about half the sodium chloride found ... cutting back on sodium, and also helps to replace potassium , which is washed out of the body by some diuretic ... salt is not recommended for use in cooking because potassium chloride gives food a bitter taste when heated to ... dangerous for people with kidney disease, because potassium levels may build up in them to dangerous levels....

  2. Cranberry Pills, Need To Know.......
    ... of them. It seems like my regiment of Magnesium, Potassium and B6 isn't working like it used to. I need something...

  3. Someone please scream for me
    ... for those of us with CKD. (ususally due to too much potassium ). Also, make sure your nephrologist knows about all...

  4. Possible kidney trouble?
    ... this too (still do at times) and when I increased my potassium intake it helped. Though I must warn you - do this ... slowly as to much potassium all at one can be harmful. You can also try some...

  5. Rash, breathlessness, diabetes please help :(
    ... everything was fine except I was low on BUN Sodium 138 Potassium 4.8 Chloride 107 Carbon Dioxide 27 BUN 7L LOW Creatine...

  6. Questions about Kidney Stones
    ... The kidney no longer had any function. I am on potassium citrate long term, since the cause was hypocitraturia...

  7. cysts
    ... not felt well for a few years now. I also have Low potassium and blood/protien in my urine which I have been told...

  8. odd test results - help!
    ... How much potassium do you take in on a daily basis - can be out of whack...

  9. Blood/protein in urine and low potassium
    ... I would definitely worry about the low potassium . Are you getting cramps at all? You should be eating ... some more high potassium foods like bananas, tomatoes, and anything with a...
    ... Coravh;2808447]I would definitely worry about the low potassium . Are you getting cramps at all? You should be eating ... some more high potassium foods like bananas, tomatoes, and anything with a ... Hi Cora, Thanks for your response. I am on potassium supplements that the Dr. gave me. I get some cramps...
    ... not overweight. I figured the thirst was from the potassium being so low....
    ... not overweight. I figured the thirst was from the potassium being so low. You don't have to be overweight to ... get diabetes. Also, low potassium doesn't cause thirst. The next time you get labs done...
    ... My dr. isnt even worried about the low potassium . She is assuming I have an eating disorder because ... as she puts it "its the only way to get your potassium THAT low is with excessive vomiting" I will see what...
    ... urplepiegirl;2812265]My dr. isnt even worried about the low potassium . She is assuming I have an eating disorder because ... as she puts it "its the only way to get your potassium THAT low is with excessive vomiting" I will see what ... problem? You don't have to be vomiting to have low potassium , but you can do it by not eating properly. If...

  10. Should I ASK for Dialysis?
    ... PD allows you to eat a much more varied (and high potassium ) diet and gives you a lot more freedom too. Since...

  11. help with kidney stones?
    ... follow the low oxalate diet. I take magnesium, potassium and vitamin b6, all three taken together keeps the...

  12. Low GFR
    ... why mine is so low. He just said watch eating high potassium foods, and NOT to take any NSAIDS, have regular lab...

  13. Please proivde infomation
    ... coming down, they are talking about the substances ( potassium , phosphorus, creatinine, etc) that the kidneys normally ... What numbers? Please be more specific." Doc: "His potassium and his creatinine have come down." You: "Is that...

  14. Nephro Caps
    ... vitamins. Typically they contain a lot of Bs but no potassium and phosphorus like typical vitamins. They won't upset...

  15. DX'ed with Chronic Interstitial Nephritis
    ... worry too much about it. :) and not to eat a lot of potassium , as it had been running a little high. And, since...
    ... on my history. The only other thing was elevated Potassium , and he said to watch that. And to have lab work...

  16. 16 year old with increased potasium
    ... Has he had elevated potassium before and why was he being checked? It seems odd...
    ... dehydrated which can attribute to hyperkalemia ( high potassium ). Make sure he drinks lots of water, avoid high potassium ... Gatorade or similar hydration drinks? They are high in Potassium . Magnesium helps regulate potassium so ask your doctor ... things he can do to assist his body in regulating potassium levels. The tests he's having will show if it's kidney...

  17. Has anyone taken Hydrochlorathiazide or Urocit K?
    ... higher dosage than usual to compensate for the extra potassium in the Urocit K. That may be why you are urinating...
    ... osteoporosis and kidney stones are very related. The potassium citrate (urocit-k) will help protect your bones....

  18. GFR and Potassium question
    ... High potassium is not something you want to play around with. It...

  19. Protein in Urine and BUN Low
    ... from my liver surgeon's clinic on Monday showed. Potassium Level Low 3.5mEq/L, Glucose Serum High 119 mg/dL,...

  20. Undiagnosed Condition - Need Help, PLEASE!
    ... endurance · Low to moderate fevers · Drops in potassium , as found with blood tests. · Joint and muscle pain ... liver functions and continued fluctuations with my potassium , which everyone who sees either says they are normal...

  21. Does Lithotripsy or Kidney stones cause damage
    ... Hi Aftertherain, I take Vitamin b6, magnesium, potassium gluconate, other vitamins that aren't for it but take...
    ... take mag. How much do you take? I am on a water pill potassium sparing one. 5 potassium pills a day. I just started...
    ... take mag. How much do you take? I am on a water pill potassium sparing one. 5 potassium pills a day. I just started ... sometimes I have to skip a dose then go back on it. I take Potassium 20 MEQ two pills once a day. I take HCTZ once a day...
    ... Debbie, Thank you. I was wondering how much mag. My potassium has still been on the low side. I had it checked and ... just one of those people that has it low even on the potassium sparing pill. I will see about the mag. Though. I...
    ... Debbie, Thank you. I was wondering how much mag. My potassium has still been on the low side. I had it checked and ... just one of those people that has it low even on the potassium sparing pill. I will see about the mag. Though. I ... together, that it's also washing some of my natural potassium out too. That's why I'm having to replace it. Debbie...

  22. Theories on Chronic Kidney Diseases
    ... kidney healthy and as your disease progresses, lower potassium and phosphorus as required by your blood work. ...

  23. Kidney stone and pregnant
    ... If not, try to take a very low dose of magnesium, potassium and vitamin b6 together. I don't know what is considered...

  24. chronic kidney stones
    ... a multivitamin, vitamin b complex, b 6, magnesium, potassium , and a flaxseed oil. I told my urologist that...
    ... helped your's not get bigger. I am on a water pill and potassium and I think that helps a little. I am going in the...

  25. Kidney stones and horseback riding...interesting information!
    ... prefer avoiding surgery if possible. I am taking Potassium Citrate for the possibility that the stone can be...

  26. Dull Kidney Ache...PLEASE HELP.
    ... to get worse not better. I am also taking some potassium citrate for a possible uric acid stone as my stone...

  27. Kidey Problems?
    ... came back with a creatinine count of 3.9 and a high potassium count.(I don't knon how high). He went back and they...

  28. path report back on kidney...Oh my God!! Marcia, read!!
    ... stones. In my case I have hypocitraturia. I take potassium citrate every day, and no more stones. My urologist...
    ... stones. I was involved in the research of Urocit-K ( potassium citrate) when I was a child and it was in the experimental...

  29. pain but no stone on ct?
    ... it gets old doesn't it. I am on a water pill and potassium and I don't even know for sure if it helps but sure...

  30. kidney function/creatine/DR. appt.
    ... goes up if you don't eat right. Any problems with potassium yet? That will have to be followed quite closely....
    ... work came back with the creatinine of 3.9 & a high potassium level? Thanks Bettyjgf...

  31. Kidney Stone Question.....
    ... metabolic imbalance. Are you noticing bone loss also? Potassium citrate corrects the imbalance, so that your calcium...

  32. 2 months of dialysis...creatinine getting higher
    ... number. There are many reasons including issues with potassium and issues with water retention. It is possible that ... function was still clearing some creatinine but that his potassium was dangerously high. Try not to take the creatinine...
    ... dialysis because his creatinine levels were 6.3, his potassium was severely elevated, he was retaining fluid, had ... His blood pressure is also still elevated but his potassium levels have come down (although not in range yet)...
    ... 3 and not coming down with meds and dialysis. His potassium levels are 4.7. The dr hasn't been very clear about...

  33. Renal Artery Stenosis
    ... will get the results in a couple of hours because his potassium levels have been a bit high in the past, and he has...
    ... will get the results in a couple of hours because his potassium levels have been a bit high in the past, and he has...

  34. Kidney Removal
    ... had no real complications from the surgery. I am on potassium citrate therapy to make sure the stones do not recur...

  35. Can anyone help with test results?
    ... 20 Bun/Creat Ratio 10.0 normal is 7.5-15.5 My Potassium is 3.3 the normal is 3.6-5.1 Sodium 137 normal is...

  36. Kidney stones & low citric acid levels
    ... stone. My citrate level was 267 at 24 hr. analysis. Potassium regulates how sodium is used by the body. this does...

  37. newbie here ---but EXTREMELY FAMILIAR WITH KIDNEY STONES
    ... No matter what they do. I am on a water pill and potassium pills (5 a day). I try to watch my oxidate foods and...

  38. big decision- dialysis or not
    ... funtion issues. Do you know the levels of her BUN and Potassium ? I would demand copies of all her lab, MRI, etc. reports...
    ... the abdomen and toxins and excess substances (urea, potassium , etc) are removed. The diet is much more liberal...

  39. Interstitial Nephritis
    ... were diagnosed? Also. did you know what your Bun and Potassium were? Just curious....

  40. Dialysis and kidney function questions
    ... People on PD can in most cases eat a great deal more potassium (almost unlimited tomatoes and veggies). It is easier...

  41. Please HELP.. post kidney stone ordeal!
    ... know if you ever tried this but I take Magnesium, Potassium and B6 to help with my stones, and it has seemed to...
    ... stones, ask your urologist about taking Magnesium, Potassium and B6. And yes make sure you keep the stones that...

  42. at what creatinine level do you start dialysis?
    ... country because I got sick. Part of the issue is also potassium and fluid accumulation. If she is still voiding a ... great deal and her potassium is well under control, it's not that critical. On...

  43. Having my 24 hr urine test soon!!!!!
    ... doctor. I have been taking my magnesium, b complex, potassium , flax seed oil and my multivitamin and I feel really...
    ... I thought potassium is bad for kidneys? correct me if i m wrong....
    ... I thought potassium is bad for kidneys? correct me if i m wrong. ...
    ... the bottle it says that it is good for kidneys. Potassium is NOT necessarily good for your kidneys, depends...
    ... Hi Joe, thats true potassium is good for kidneys but if you are taking a 24 urine ... functining at their best might have a problem with too much potassium . If your kidneys are bad you should stay away from ... too much sodium & potassium . check the kidney website for more information. ... his kidneys and he is told not to have anything with potassium & too much sodium. He is on a strict diet now. That...

  44. Dissolving kidney stones
    ... feeling ill for a while. Maybe they dissolved. Urocit is potassium citrate but it too can be dangerous. Cant take it ... if you have high potassium , which is almost guaranteed if a person is in renal...

  45. Kidney Failure
    ... two most important things are limiting fluids and potassium . Fluids tend to be difficult in the begining, try ... to get some small child size cups if that helps. Potassium can cause a number of problems, watch the potatoes...

  46. Is Cranberry Juice good for stones
    ... The pills are too large for me to swallow. It's potassium citrate and citrate acid. I also take 25 mg of hydrochloro...

  47. Kidney concern
    ... mentioned that one already. Don't over do it on the potassium and phosphorus intake. You don't have to do a dialysis...
    ... having leg cramps. My mom said I wasn't getting enough potassium .....so she started giving me potassium pills..... ... when I was finally put in the hospital, they said my potassium level was so high, that they were surprised I hadn ... attack! My kidneys weren't getting rid of the excess Potassium mom had given me......I still tease her and say she...

  48. My stones are back and with a vengeance......
    ... me if I am an idiot, I am going to take, calcium, potassium , magnesium, flax seed oil, multivitamin, B complex...
    ... You need to know how much calcium, potassium , magnesium to take on a daily, weekly basis. All...

  49. BUN & Creatnine; how much is too much?
    ... 1.1 BUN is 19, range is 7-18. She also said my Potassium is elevated (did not say how much.) Have had the potassium...
    ... name of the test. Have not had the problem w/ high potassium , only low potassium, so I don't know what to advise...
    ... he seemed moreso concerned with the elevation of potassium , which was 5.6 Said you don't fool around with that...
    ... is that the last one I was taking the HCTZ to lower potassium . It did lower it to 4.6, before it was 5.6.A little...
    ... once a week, if that. Now I know those are high in potassium , but there are other foods that are as high or higher ... in potassium . Does that make any sense? I will ask him when I...

  50. kidney pain in the morning
    ... Drinking plenty of fluids and last night i took a potassium pill..I had read somewhere that in cases like mine ... ..I may just need potassium to clear out the kidneys~ However i woke up this...

  51. Dark circles under eyes and quick weight loss
    ... was 7 and is being medicated with clorthalidone and potassium citrate. I don't know what medications your son is ... extremely dehydrated and that is why she takes the potassium citrate which is supposed to hydrate her. She has...

  52. Questions, What A Night.
    ... has been taking the medication, chlorthalidone and potassium citrate, for over a year now and has not had one stone...

  53. question for anyone who had side or back pain...need answers, please!
    ... of water a day along with taking chlorthalidone and potassium citrate. If this is another kidney stone I would suggest...

  54. questions on the do's and don'ts
    ... t remember what. and something about checking my potassium next month. i called the nurse and asked about...

  55. new here son got dx today
    ... Type 1 RTA is an acidosis associated with low blood potassium , and type IV RTA is an acidosis associated with high ... potassium . Did they tell you which acidosis your son had...
    ... Ahhh, so he has hypokalemic (low potassium ) renal tubular acidosis. This can often be caused...

  56. Potassium Citrate
    ... My doctor put me on some potassium /magnesium/calcium citrate for my oxalate kidney stones ... know, since my doctor is away at the moment, if the potassium or magnesium contained in the citrate is enough for ... the body or if I should go on taking my magnesium potassium suplements. I take 500 mg magnesium a day plus 80 ... mg potassium . Thanks for any tip...:) Carla I don't really ... screenname) her name is Polly is experienced with the Potassium cause she has the same kind of stones you have. I...
    ... with kidney stones and is taking Chlorthalidone and Potassium Citrate. She takes 25MG. of the Chlorthalidone and ... 5400MG. of the Potassium Citrate. She is also on a diet for kidney stones which ... kidney stones from forming but dehydrates you while the Potassium Citrate helps the body fight off kidney stone while...
    ... The Chlorthalidone I had been on for a year and the potassium pill wasn't enough potassium and my family doctor ... urine test. I think last year I should have been on Potassium citrate all along according to the results but anyway ... .. finally got on that and potassium Chloride. The doctor changed my water pill though ... to one that was potassium sparing because I kept losing so much potassium even...
    ... The Chlorthalidone I had been on for a year and the potassium pill wasn't enough potassium and my family doctor ... urine test. I think last year I should have been on Potassium citrate all along according to the results but anyway ... .. finally got on that and potassium Chloride. The doctor changed my water pill though ... to one that was potassium sparing because I kept losing so much potassium even...
    ... still I am frustrated with him for not checking my potassium levels last year. I got really really sick as I mentioned ... when I got so sick and I think it depleated to much potassium on this water pill I was taking. I wonder about these...

  57. Question regarding supplements
    ... Vitamin A, 25,000 IU daily (avoid during pregnancy) * Potassium citrate, 2,500 mg daily * Green food supplements...
    ... Vitamin A, 25,000 IU daily (avoid during pregnancy) * Potassium citrate, 2,500 mg daily * Green food supplements...

  58. Is this a kidney stone?
    ... all happened again. She is now on clorthalidone and potassium citrate and has not had 1 episode in 8 months :) ...
    ... all happened again. She is now on clorthalidone and potassium citrate and has not had 1 episode in 8 months :) ...

  59. Should I be worried?????
    ... A blood test showed that I had an elevated potassium level (5.7). My doc ordered an ultrasound of the kidneys...
    ... A blood test showed that I had an elevated potassium level (5.7). My doc ordered an ultrasound of the kidneys...

  60. recurring kidney stones
    ... Litho on Wed. Lab work shows that my dh stones are Potassium / Oxylate formation-- he has completely over the last...
    ... my husbands stones are actually Calcium Oxylate not Potassium Oxylate. In the end that doesn't make much difference...

  61. Paranoid and Crazy since Kidney Stones...help!
    ... of stones she had and put her on clorthalidone and potassium citrate, she has not had one stone in 8 months since...

  62. Iga Nephropathy
    ... blood and urine test showed high levels of creatinine, potassium and phosphorus. He also had blood in his urine. ... a very restricted diet, low in protein, salt, and potassium so the kidneys would have less work to do. He...

  63. Looking for encouragement - kidney mass - plus!!!
    ... showing that there was definately gallstones, low potassium levels, and a cyst vs. neoplasm. The very morning ... ultrasounds of the gallbladder and kidney, prescribed a potassium prescription and has had his blood sugar checked. ... uneasy. If the gallbladder is not functioning, his potassium is low, and now his blood sugar is up, and the mass...

  64. Looking for encouragement - kidney mass - plus!!!
    ... showing that there was definately gallstones, low potassium levels, and a cyst vs. neoplasm. The very morning ... ultrasounds of the gallbladder and kidney, prescribed a potassium prescription and has had his blood sugar checked. ... uneasy. If the gallbladder is not functioning, his potassium is low, and now his blood sugar is up, and the mass...

  65. Kidney Stones & Concerta
    ... taking 25MG. of Chlorthalidone as well as 5 tablets of Potassium Citrate 1080 MG. I was wondering if anyone else...

  66. Potassium citrate/calcium citrate
    ... with kidney stones and is also on Chlorthalidone and Potassium Citrate. She takes 25MG. of the Chlorthalidone and ... 5- 1080MG. tablets of the Potassium Citrate. She is also on a diet for kidney stones which ... kidney stones from forming but dehydrates you while the Potassium Citrate helps the body fight off kidney stone while...
    ... him I plain on asking alot of questions. Iam on Potassium citrate 30mg right now and Potassium Chloride 40 mg ... right now. I keep having low potassium and they are trying to see why. I hope to find out...
    ... Polly. How are you? How's the kidney stones and the potassium going? I can't wait to find out what caused mine...
    ... Drinking water is what my doctor told me too. I think my potassium is ok for now.I had to get mail order scripts and...
    ... pain I had in my side is gone. As long as I take the potassium chloride. I don't know why that helps but it has....

  67. 24 hour urine and periods
    ... and screw up any part of it(it is a 24 hr urine for potassium , magnesium,cortisol, creatanine,calcium,sodium,and...

  68. Anyone taking a water pill for kidney stones?
    ... works. Last year thought my dr.. didn't put me on potassium so I got very weak ect. I went and my potassium was ... low. My GP doctor put me on 10mg of potassium but... I just did another 24hr urine test and My uro ... have caught this last year. I should have been on potassium citrate the report said. He didn't do that but as...
    ... Hi It is chlorthalidone. He just put me on potassium citrate too but I think I need to call him. I am having...
    ... with kidney stones and is also on Chlorthalidone and Potassium Citrate. She takes 25MG. of the Chlorthalidone and ... 5- 1080MG. tablets of the Potassium Citrate. She is also on a diet for kidney stones which ... kidney stones from forming but dehydrates you while the Potassium Citrate helps the body fight off kidney stone while...
    ... Sounds like she is taking about what I am right now. My potassium has been very low lately. Polly...

  69. Diet for 1 Kidney?
    ... however I suggest that he trys to slow down on high potassium and high phosphurous foods, because he does not have...
    ... however I suggest that he trys to slow down on high potassium and high phosphurous foods, because he does not have ... nephrologist. Good luck. There is no need for a low potassium /phosphorus diet in a person with normal kidney fuction...

  70. two questions - diet and pain in side
    ... bad their kidney disease is. - low protein - low potassium - low magnesium - low salt - fluid restriction...

  71. creatinine doubles in two months?
    ... adversely affect serum uric acid, glucose, cholesterol or potassium . Nifedipine, like other calcium channel blockers,...

  72. lab reports a bit off, seeing nephrologist soon
    ... here. All others were normal except for these: Potassium 3.4 Low (I currently take supplements already) CO2...

  73. Reoccurring stones every 3 months
    ... lot and heard quite often about B6, Magnesium, and Potassium . I am going to start these in the morning and keep...
    ... is life. I started taking the magnesium, B6, and potassium yesterday. I am only taking one a day to see how...

  74. help with acute renal failure
    ... waste products in blood (uremic pericarditis) high potassium not treatable with medicine (intractable hyperkalemia...

  75. Berger's Disease
    ... ideas what else i could be doing? Just watch your potassium and salt intake. It seems like you are in a hyperfiltratio...