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

  2. A thought for the whitecoat problem
    ... taking a diuretic (very mild) along with it, but my potassium was a bit low, so the doctor substituted micardis...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

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

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

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

  6. Cardizem and Swelling of the Feet
    ... works well for me. You'll probably need to supplement potassium ....
    ... one 20 mg. dose of Lasix along with about 360 mg. of potassium and some magnesium and a few bananas. It did a good...
    ... more time...no need for the bananas and suppolemental potassium til a couple weeks into the stuff. But you are...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Clonidine Diltiazem Lasix Nifedipine Verapamil Cardizem Lisinopril

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Supplements seem to have stopped working. Dr. wants me to use Coreg.
    ... Altace. The cough was horrible. Diovan hct dropped my potassium and put me in the hospital. Regular Diovan made me...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Altace Atenolol Cardizem Diovan Lisinopril

  13. Anyone know anything about Spironolactone?
    ... Sunlover, It's a potassium sparing diuretic. It removes excess water and salt...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lasix

  14. Women's Ultra Mega and Blood Pressure
    ... Women's Ultra Mega' which has Iron and 'Iodine(as potassium Iodide)' for the past two weeks, as believing that...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan

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

  16. Maxide/Dyazide (HCTZ/Traimetrene) Side Effects?
    ... tolerate diuretics? Maybe I need to supplement beyond the potassium in the Cozaar and Triam? I have been drinking orange...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar Hyzaar

  17. 5 points less in 4 days but still I have a big problem
    ... have a proper balance in the diet between sodium and potassium . Some blood pressure medications are "potassium-sparing ... potentially get too much if you eat a lot of high- potassium foods. Other BP meds are "potassium-depleting" and ... tend to flush potassium out of the system, so you need to eat extra. I didn...
    ... have a proper balance in the diet between sodium and potassium . Some blood pressure medications are "potassium-sparing ... potentially get too much if you eat a lot of high- potassium foods. Other BP meds are "potassium-depleting" and ... tend to flush potassium out of the system, so you need to eat extra. I didn...

  18. Is there a BP med w/o side effects becides diuretics?
    ... REALLY drop BP rather nicely. Make sure that you take potassium supplements with them though. Also, cozaar...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar Diovan Lasix Verapamil

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

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

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

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

  23. Stopping Atenolol question
    ... I was taking the atenolol with a diuretic, but my potassium level was a little bit low, so he took me off it and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

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

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

  26. Need to Switch My Meds, someone help
    ... but was told between the low pulse rate and the low potassium it messed up my EKG. Have been weaning myself off...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Altace Atacand Atenolol Avapro Cardizem Cozaar Plendil

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

  28. 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...

  29. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Klor-con Lasix Cozaar

  30. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril Lasix

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

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

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Allopurinol Amiodarone Cardura Cialis Hyzaar Metoprolol Plavix Toprol Zaroxolyn Lasix

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

  37. 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...

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

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

  40. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar Furosemide Lasix Nadolol hydrochlorothiazide Diovan

  41. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril

  42. 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...

  43. 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...

  44. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lasix Atenolol Cozaar Verapamil Furosemide K-dur Altace Klor-con vytorin Lipitor

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

  46. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Ativan Norvasc Valium

  47. Off Atenolol
    ... take the ACEI to keep the diuretic from depleting my potassium . Last year I had uncontroled BP I would be 160...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Altace Atenolol tiazac

  48. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Altace Atenolol tenormin

  49. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atacand Benicar Cozaar Diovan

  50. Please Help Med Advice
    ... lisinopril and horrible blood mineral imbalances (sodium, potassium , uric acid primarily) from thiazide but if they don...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Benicar Clonidine Diovan Lisinopril Nifedipine procardia

  51. 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...

  52. 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?...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Altace hydrochlorothiazide

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

  54. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Allopurinol Cozaar Enalapril

  55. 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...

  56. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Furosemide Lasix Norvasc

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

  58. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Clonidine Diovan

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

  60. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zoloft

  61. 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...

  62. 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...

  63. 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...

  64. 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...

  65. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril Naproxen Spironolactone hydrochlorothiazide aleve

  66. 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. ...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diltiazem Diovan Lisinopril Cialis Furosemide Lasix Timolol hydrochlorothiazide

  67. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar Ziac

  68. 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...

  69. 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...

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

  71. 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....

  72. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Accupril Clonidine Methadone catapres Norvasc

  73. 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...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cialis Florinef Prozac

  74. 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...

  75. 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...