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

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

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

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

  5. Think I may put myself back on BP meds
    ... vegetables/legumes I normally eat, so I was getting less potassium and less of whatever other substances in veggies like...
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  6. 21 years old, high blood pressure
    ... channels that help to control the heartbeat. There is the potassium channel, the calcium channel and the sodium channel...
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  7. Toprol XL & Leg Pain
    ... a blood test? You might have low blood calcium or potassium , or some other electrolyte imbalance. Before you ... try eating a banana, or some other source high in potassium , every day for several days and see if that helps...
    ... re due to a birth defect in my back and occasional potassium defieciency. However, my Dr. told me that Toprol ... mine do, but it could be your cause. I know that low potassium is murder on your legs, they hurt, they cramp,etc...
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  8. *** Question about Meds***Altace
    ... was a blood clot, but it was a drastic drop in my potassium . I could not hardley move my legs and I was so weak ... They are trying to link them all together. Low Potassium , Low Blood Sugar but High Blood pressure. Mystery...
    ... Blood Pressure. Extremely Low Blood Sugar and Low Potassium but the sugars are better now that I'm eating ONLY...
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  9. Addictive Thiazides
    ... they don't do anything by themselves. My problem is potassium . From time to time the diuretic will deplete it and...
    ... Cassie, I must naturally get lots of potassium in my food becasue I've never once had a problem with ... low potassium levels. I DID foget to mention ANOTHER VERY good...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar

  10. Stopped Diovan--Hurrah!!
    ... of fruits and vegetables, which are good sources of potassium and magnesium, are consistently associated with lower ... dairy foods. Such a diet will be high in magnesium, potassium , and calcium, and low in sodium and fat [34-36]. ...
    ... multi-vitamin that includes it. It has fish oil, potassium and garlic also. Hopefully, it will work and I can...
    ... I've just started. With the magnesium at 200mg, potassium at 50mg, Vitamin A at 5000IU, Vitamin E at 400IU,...
    ... taking cuz they made me feel weird. I am going to try potassium (99mg) and a Vitamin B complex to see how this works...
    ... other minerals such as calcium, sodium, iron, or potassium getting out of balance. This is more prevalent with...
    ... saw that you take a supplement that has fisho oil, potassium , and garlic in it. Could you tell me the brand? ...
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  11. Need a question answered about my BP
    ... diuretics inhibit the reaborption of sodium, chloride, and potassium ions in the ascending loop of Henle. It is also believed ... renal blood flow and the prevention of the sodium- potassium -chloride co-transport system allows for a patient...
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  12. Fish Oil
    ... breathing exercises or meditation to lower BP? Or a high potassium diet, if your BP meds permit?...

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

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

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

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

  18. ACE Inhibitor vs Beta Blocker
    ... month. I go back to the Dr. next week to have my Potassium level checked. He had mentioned that the Potassium ... thinking with this persistant cough and risk of high potassium , that maybe it would be better to switch back to my...
    ... what I can find out you are on: Triamterene - A potassium sparing diuretic Terazosin - An alpha blocker Lisinopril ... could very well be wrong but I thought an ACEI and potassium sparing diuretics couldn't be used together. Anybody ... out there know? Both can cause a potassium build up. That's not good as your doc pointed out...
    ... why I'm going back to the dr. next week to have my potassium level checked. And with that being a bad, plus the...
    ... diuretic though. Without the triamterene, or use of potassium salt substitutes, excess potassium is nothing at all...
    ... Lenin - Thanks for your input. With the Potassium level risk and the COUGH, I would have to almost vote...
    ... Lenin - Thanks for your input. With the Potassium level risk and the COUGH, I would have to almost vote...
    ... meds will keep my BP under control. I also had my Potassium level checked but the results aren't back yet. Any ... working together? I go back in 3 months to have my Potassium level checked. Unless this past test turns out abnormal...
    ... I'm supposed to go back in 3 months to have my potassium level checked. Just checked the result of my potassium ... and Triamterene. So hopefully after 3 months my potassium will still be normal on the Cozaar and Triamterene...
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  19. What should BP be on meds?
    ... seem to cause any problems except I keep an eye on my potassium while taking the diuretic. ed...
    ... seem to cause any problems except I keep an eye on my potassium while taking the diuretic. ed What sort of a ... get between the two monitors? What's that about potassium and diuretics? I'm sure I've read something but can...
    ... Potassium and diuretics have such a big link that all doctors ... schaivo in florida. She went into a coma do to low potassium from a diet she was on. I believe she might have been...
    ... Some blood pressure medications are potassium -sparing, and one can build up too high a level if ... take supplements or eat excessive amounts of high potassium foods. Other blood pressure medications are potassium ... depleting, and one runs the risk of getting too low a potassium level. Read the package insert with your meds to ... those not on BP meds, getting a high dietary intake of potassium has been shown to lower blood pressure....
    ... My dr said to eat bananas and other food that has potassium in it. My last blood test showed everything in balance...
    ... Potassium and diuretics have such a big link that all doctors ... schaivo in florida. She went into a coma do to low potassium from a diet she was on. I believe she might have been...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hyzaar

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

  21. Dr. appointment tomorrow, would like some input in dynacirc.
    ... search. Leg cramps are also a side effect of low potassium . You might want to start eating high potassium foods...
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  22. Alka Seltzer
    ... I think there might be some some POTASSIUM BICARBONATE products that work just like Alka-Seltzer...

  23. Malt Vinegar for BP?
    ... on my insurance. What should I watch for as far as potassium ? Other info?...
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  24. Anyone been on water pills?
    ... dry mouth at night. I make sure to eat a couple high potassium foods every day: OJ, bananas, seafood, beans, yoghurt...

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

  26. Pretty high systolic with very low diastolic 152/51
    ... effect of bisolol is fatigue. It can also raise your potassium levels, which can cause serious side effects such ... last time you had a blood panel done to check your potassium levels? Or for that matter, checked in with your...
    ... I am going to a GP to get a blood test on my Potassium levels so I also have that when I see him. My resting...
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  27. tell me about Topril XL
    ... makes me feel less stressed) is a CALCIUM/MAGNESIUM/ POTASSIUM combination. (CALCIUM 1000mg,MAGNESIUM 500mg,Potassium ... 99mg) Potassium is not sold in greater than 99mg. This combination...
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  28. Low Blood Pressure/Low Carb Diet
    ... hospital where they took tests and the diagnosis was low potassium , with a prescription to raise it up. I have been getting...

  29. High Blood Pressure While Active
    ... especially the lower carbohydrate kinds, for their potassium content. Here is an article you will likely find interestin...

  30. High BP and gatorade
    ... gatorade has a lot of potassium in it which is good for BP and overall heart health...
    ... There are better ways of getting potassium without all the sugar and salt in Gatoraid for an...
    ... and artificial flavors, salt, sodium citrate, mono potassium phosphate, ester gum, sucrose acetate isobutyrate ... 8 fl oz; calories 50; total fat 0g; sodium 110mg; potassium 30mg; total carbs 14g; sugars 14g -------------- ... 1 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 2.2 g fiber, 451 mg potassium . ---------------------------------- Yea, its more ... calories, but it has 451 mg of potassium , only 1 mg of salt and has 2.2 g of fiber (something...
    ... in my Smart Start cereal and have no problem with potassium levels....

  31. My Results Using Diovan Only
    ... thing they found at the time was the fact that my potassium was slightly low. My doctor wanted me to continue ... with the Diovan HCT and add a potassium pill. I decided that since I am particularly sensitive...
    ... lizabug, Potassium supplements are specifically contraindicated with ... of drugs cause a small but noticeable RETENTION of potassium . Even though you are taking thiazide which causes ... EXCRETION of potassium , you should be VERY careful about potassium supplementation...
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  32. My Trial Results
    ... a good drug for that and constantly thinking about potassium foods is annoying (part of the reason I was taking ... I'll ask my doctor to prescribe some high dosage potassium but that's not without risks either. Possible alternative...
    ... d stick with the HCTZ. The concerns about gout and potassium are outweighed, in my view, by the fact that the diuretic...
    ... am not mistaken I think that some diuretics are " potassium sparing". Am I correct? Also, maybe Verapamil...
    ... work really well and not deplete one of essential potassium ....
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  33. Sick of the side effects!!!
    ... I find that as long as I make sure of eating high potassium and supplementing magnesium, the BP resulats are excellent...
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  34. Just found out I have HBP, so how do I lower this?
    ... doctor told me this plus I"ve read it) and extra potassium is needed ( salt subsitutes are made of potassium...

  35. Could this be related to Diovan HCT
    ... Thiazides can cause an electrolyte imbalance (loss of potassium and/or sodium etc) the symptoms of which can be dry ... fatigue I experienced was phenomenal and we found my potassium levels had plunged. I'm on straight Diovan now...
    ... IMO. I have to keep my eye on making sure that I eat potassium enriched food which I eat a tone of. I am in the Asian ... up on the veggies and fruits that are bountiful in potassium and alot of other good vitamins and I feel great all...
    ... doctor ran extensive tests and found nothing except my potassium was down slightly. He added a potassium supplement...
    ... HCTZ). This will also eliminate the need for the potassium supplement. And, it will "help" with your cholestorol...
    ... only 46. I can really tell a difference since my potassium level is back up. I feel more like myself. I had ... also wondering why my doctor didn't suggest eating potassium rich foods instead of simply prescribing another pill...
    ... to take the STRAIGHT Diovan, please discontinue the potassium supplementation- it's contraindicated because ARB ... 's are potassium sparing and HIGH serum potassium is FAR more dangerous than low!...
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  36. diovan atenolol and lipitor
    ... have taken inderall before and lo presser hctz lasix potassium and serzone for depression that i think has been caused...
    ... you what you want since the Diovan tends to retain potassium to balance the HCTZ's attempt to lose it. It's a common...
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  37. HCTZ Side Effects
    ... get up 3 to 4 times a night to use the bathroom. My potassium levels got low while on it and I had to take a prescription...
    ... HCTZ caused my potassium levels to plummet as well. Even when I took a prescription ... potassium supplement, the levels stayed low. I experienced ...
    ... the lower dose may be better with the side effects, potassium drop, etc....

  38. Hp Meds/and Anti Inflammatory Pills
    ... What about cataflam (diclofenac potassium )? I started taking it, having previously used Ponstel ... that it is better for people with HBP because it has potassium rather than sodium in it....
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  39. CURE for high blood pressure
    ... way, way overboard with sodium. It throws the sodium/ potassium balance out of whack. I can remember consuming one ... also cut back on the sodium chloride, and substitute potassium chloride in its place....
    ... contains 41 per cent sodium chloride, 41 per cent potassium chloride, 17 per cent magnesium salts and 1 per cent ... replacing common table salt with a low sodium, high potassium , high magnesium mineral salt is an effective way of ... Reduction in blood pressure with a low sodium, high potassium , high magnesium salt in older subjects with mild to...

  40. Med Question
    ... Does this sound right? Do I need to worry about potassium or not. I haven't picked up the perscription yet...
    ... for eight months and took 25 mg HCTZ with it. My potassium levels got very low and I had to take a prescription ... strength potassium supplement. My symptoms were weakness in legs and ... time and I didn't know that I needed to increase my potassium . I'm now on a very low dose of HCTZ only 6.25 mg ... the supplement, but I make sure that I eat plenty of potassium rich foods everyday. Good sources are bananas, potatoes...
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  41. Hydroclorothyazide and kidney pain??
    ... am now taking this med to get rid of some elevated potassium in my bloodwork. My problem with this is taking this...
    ... keep the urine dilute. What's causing your high potassium ? The adrenals are often involved and they sit right ... say that is: The kidneys normally excrete excess potassium from the body. Therefore, most cases of hyperkalemia ... disorders that reduce the kidneys' ability to excrete potassium . Insufficient kidney function may result from disorders ... lonephritis Those are ALL kidney problems yielding high potassium . THe thiazide is probably just treating a symptom...
    ... your BP remains OK. This should also help get rid of potassium . And, it should make the diuretic more tolerable ... potatoes? Those are one of the highest sources of potassium . Most people think bananas and oranges. But, potatoes...
    ... Donna, DON'T restrict your potassium foods while taking thiazides...potassium is the MAJOR ... If you restrict it and draw down the intracellular potassium of the body to an appreciable extent, you could wind ... your normal and reasonable amounts of both sodium and potassium while on diuretics (and enjoy the orange juice.) ... beta blockers, and trimethoprim can increase serum potassium levels, as can heavy exercise. The condition may also...
    ... beta blockers, and trimethoprim can increase serum potassium levels, as can heavy exercise. The condition may also ... include: Lenin, What about ARBs? Can they increase Potassium levels too? Cass...
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  42. bad muscle pain on movement with all bp tablets. HELP
    ... forgot to say that I'm currently on a low dose of a potassium sparing diuretic and a low dose of an alpha blocker...

  43. New Doc, New BP Plan - Some Questions
    ... drug Atenenol+a diuretic (and a seperate script for potassium ). I had consistently been getting readings of 135...

  44. Atenolol/Zestril Questions - Problems with Potassium
    ... I can see why would no longer need the potassium (K). The diuretic depletes K. The ACE Inhibitor...
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  45. uncontrolled high blood pressure
    ... less than 2400mgs? I track my sodium intake and my potassium . Today it was 1873 mgs but i don't know how to convert...
    ... less than 2400mgs? I track my sodium intake and my potassium . Today it was 1873 mgs but i don't know how to convert ... intake due to sugar but if your doc approves it the potassium rich foods help to expel sodium from the body. This...
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  46. New to Board w/ a Brand New Script - Help?
    ... He has prescribed me 50mg of Tenoretic along with Potassium . After reading through these boards I'm becoming...
    ... He has prescribed me 50mg of Tenoretic along with Potassium .Let's see... Tenoretic = Atenolol + Clorthadone.. ... Atenolol and a diuretic for starters. And, you need the potassium because the diuretic will deplete your potassium. ... Inhibitor or ARB. And, you won't need no stinkin' potassium supplement with that either. A diuretic by itself...
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  47. Potassium interaction with Altace?
    ... this? I have heard that there can be an increase in potassium . I am currently taking 10mg of Altace and 80mg of ... Inderal LA. I want to begin taking Magnesium and Potassium . Should I be careful?I'm a little puzzled... why? ... you are on a drug (Altace) that is known to spare potassium , why would you want to take potassium supplements ... Did you have a blood test that showed that your potassium was low? In all honesty, your potassium levels ... probably just fine. You are probably eating lots of potassium anyway - it's all over the place. Those over-the ... those if you want. If you are going to take a real potassium supplement (prescription), you'll need your doctors...
    ... Punchy, One of the few instances where potassium supplementation can be very dangerous is for people ... taking ACE inhibitors, which tend to increase potassium . NEVER take the two together....
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  48. High BP on meds
    ... including a total cholesterol and lipid evaluation, plus potassium , sodium, and fasting glucose. Plus a complete thyroid...

  49. Norvas and weight gain...
    ... in the hospital with dehydration, low Magnesium and Potassium levels. That was in September and I still go for...
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  50. Dropped Diovan and started Benicar today--should I exercise?
    ... them. If you have muscle fatigue from the loss of potassium then load up on some potassium drinks they have out...
    ... Lisa, The odd thing is that I figured my Potassium would be low too, especially since I get a LOT of...
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  51. Does an "Insulin Resistance" diet improve blood pressure?
    ... want to know that because potato is a good source of Potassium and vitamins and it's cheap in my country and I like...
    ... Both bananas and potatoes are high in potassium , which helps lowers bp. My dietician told me it was...
    ... want to know that because potato is a good source of Potassium and vitamins and it's cheap in my country and I like...
    ... your salt so much. I've read some opinions that if potassium and calcium are adequate in the diet, that it isn ... as necessary to restrict salt. Do you suppose your potassium and calcium are higher on this diet? Or maybe it...

  52. Concerned with B/P Readings
    ... occasions and it really is high. I guess I should add a potassium supplement to the few I already use. I like bananas ... should. Thank you for the suggestion. I didn't know potassium played an important role in the care of blood pressure...
    ... KJ, I just wanted to add something about potassium . With ACE inhibitors like lisinopril, sometimes blood ... serum levels of potassium increase. Using potassium supplements, salt substitutes(which often contain ... potassium ), or other drugs that increase the body's potassium ... can result in excessive blood potassium levels, so don't take any supplements without consulting ... Just don't supplement with pills unless you know your potassium levels are okay via a routine blood test. zuzu...
    ... Just don't supplement with pills unless you know your potassium levels are okay via a routine blood test. zuzu xxAgreed ... . Adequate potassium levels help blood pressure, but with these meds it ... additional supplements. Ask to include a check for potassium levels at your next routine blood test and you'll...
    ... Oh, and while it is true that potassium levels may go up for some and a diuretic is sometimes ... diuretic has never been prescribed. Neither has my potassium level been a concern in spite of a diet very high...
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  53. Hydrochlorothiazide - How does this work?
    ... salt while taking HCTZ and make sure to eat lots of potassium foods....
    ... Girl, Your potassium levels still may be low in spite of the bananas.. ... doctor should do a blood test to evaluate your serum potassium . If it gets too low and upping potassium-rich foods ... isn't helping, you may need to take potassium supplements. zuzu xx...
    ... water and sodium, they also reduce other minerals like Potassium . Another fear of mine is that when the water volume...
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  54. renin levels
    ... in front of me. My BUN was 18. Creatnine was 1.2, Potassium was 3.2 Magnesium was 1.1. Everything else was within...
    ... I have a problem with my Phosphorus, Magnesium and Potassium levels being too low. It could be from the Lasix though...
    ... anymore. Lasix does cause my Magnesium level and Potassium levels to drop kind of low though but I'm on supplements...
    ... because of my strong family history of hypertension, low potassium , low magnesium and low phosphorus levels. Both...
    ... high blood pressure (hypertension), especially when potassium levels in the blood are low. How To Prepare ... test I have ever taken has shown lower than normal potassium , chloride and SODIUM! That's whether or not I'm taking...
    ... kidney specialist anyway just to be careful. My Potassium level was normal but my Magnesium and Phosphorus levels...
    ... with your labs. Also, if i remember correctly your potassium looked a little low. Does your lab sheet give recommended...
    ... with your labs. Also, if i remember correctly your potassium looked a little low. Does your lab sheet give recommended...
    ... office that day to see how my electrolytes were. My Potassium that day 4.7 which is good. I was also supposed ... My C-Reactive Protein level was also high. My Potassium level on 2/14 was 4.0 Lab levels are 3.4-5.0. My potassium...
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  55. Diovan HCT & Seaweed
    ... think there's no problem, in fact, seaweeds are a high potassium food and thus counteract the inevitable loss of potassium...

  56. Weird question no one can seem to answer
    ... STANDING AND LAYING FLAT FULL BLOOD WORK THYROID AND POTASSIUM ASWELL. ALSO GET YOU FINGERS AND I WOULD ADVICE...

  57. I need some med advice from my buds.
    ... and share your results. Make sure you eat some potassium rich foods while you test. Good are: fish, spinach...
    ... minute upper body weight training. I will keep my potassium enriched foods up as I do anyway but will double that...
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  58. Monotherapy
    ... will be diuretic monotherapy for me...but maybe a potassium sparing one. I rather like the potassium retaining...
    ... allopurinol) and lovastatin is uricosuric. It also RAISES potassium rather than depletes it. Thiazide do the reverse on...
    ... am interested in the way ARB's and diuretics affect potassium . I took HCT previously with a CCB and had to stop ... due to very low potassium . My cardiologist assured me that would not happen...
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  59. Over medicate & die sooner?
    ... Lopressor 50mg BID and Lasix 20mg BID. I also take Potassium 10meq BID and Magnesium 500mg TID. (I was on Lopressor...
    ... tested every two weeks because my magnesium level and potassium levels drop to way below normal levels. I was taking...
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  60. Newly diagnosed and so uninformed, please help me!!!!
    ... pressure pills as the hydro....came with another pill for potassium replacement, plus the anxiety pill. With smoking...
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  61. I Tried....
    ... levels) or electrolyte balance (e.g., high or low potassium levels). Some heart conditions that are inherited...

  62. Is being on a diuretic for a long time bad?
    ... can cause arrythmyia by interfering with your salt/ potassium balance.I take potassium twice daily and now my heart...
    ... all? Thanks, I'll be keeping an eye on my sodium and potassium levels too, oh so much to watch for. Zuzu, thanks...
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  63. I proved to endo that my high cholesterol was frm meds
    ... health problems. She prescribed lasix 20 mg, k-dur potassium and pravigard. I haven't started any of these meds...
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  64. Question about med side effects re swelling
    ... very effective. My BP is still very high. I also take potassium , follow a healthy diet, can't exercise because of...
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  65. Hydocholrot and Menstrual cycle
    ... include muscle aches and pains. And if you are taking potassium -sparing HCTZ, (a combo of hydrochlorthiazide with...
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  66. ALLHAT trial results
    ... screwed me roundly in the electrolyte dept. Even on a potassium -sparing one, my potassium levels got so low I needed ... add'l potassium supplements and even THEN couldn't get those levels...
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  67. Low Heart Rate??
    ... Jack, thanks for the info. I havent been taking any potassium suplements. I have noticed in the past that if I eat ... dont think i've had anything recently with alot of potassium . My heart rate has been steady around 50-55bpm...

  68. I'm new from the UK -some help please
    ... P.S. Just wanted to add something regarding the potassium issue: It's recommended that your doctor gives ... go on a thiazide diuretic, to monitor the level of potassium in the blood. If this level is too low, potassium ... supplements may be required if upping dietary potassium isn't sufficient. zuzu xx...

  69. Went to my cardio appt. today..need help!
    ... Was it a necular scan or stress test? K-dur is a potassium supplement? Lasix is a diuretic and verapamill is...
    ... potent loop diuretic and the k-dur's are 1500 mg. potassium chloride. Add that to 360 mg. verapamil and you have...
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  70. Anyone know if you really are salt sensitive?
    ... prefers the low sodium diet because it doesn't affect potassium levels. Pal...
    ... several other substances to help regulate sodium and potassium in the blood, fluid levels in the body, and blood ... high blood pressure (hypertension), especially when potassium levels in the blood are low. How To Prepare ...
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  71. blood test
    ... you are on, but some meds like diuretics can deplete potassium , others may have a tendency to increase colesterol...

  72. How much is too much Potassium???
    ... much, but the fda website gave min. 2500 to 3500 for potassium ....
    ... This is what I found in Potassium levels: If you have your blood checked, you might ... compare your readings with normal levels. The normal potassium level is 3.5-5.0 mEq/L (this is a measure used to ... evaluate the level). Low potassium is defined as a potassium level below 3.5 mEq/L. ... like Ace's or ARB's U shouldn't take in too much potassium . Diuretics seem to make your potassium low, depending...
    ... For high blood pressure: Consume potassium -rich foods daily. Because of the risk of toxicity ... , however, don't take potassium in supplement form without professional supervision ... A little tiny 6 oz. baked potato provides 600mg of potassium . And, a banana is good for around 500 mg. Yet, most ... potassium supplements are only 99 mg. It appears that the supplement ... s have much less potassium . Pal...
    ... I am will ask about what effect my meds have on my potassium levels. :D...

  73. Orange Juice and Bananas
    ... articles/bpkiller.htm It has some information on Potassium (orange juice and bananas are both high in potassium ... .) Potassium promotes good muscle function and your heart is indeed...

  74. Current GP's... This Is What We Deal With
    ... postassium reading, and the Avapro would help to hold the potassium level more steady. If U aren't convinced U need...
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  75. Los Angeles Doctor
    ... hasn't happened yet. Although at one point he said my potassium level was a lil low, so asked me.."U aren't on any...