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Low potassium in diet associated with high blood pressure by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 09 Nov 2008 10:02pm As a risk factor for high blood pressure, low levels of potassium in the diet may be as important as high levels of sodium - especially among African Americans, according to research being presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s 41st Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “There has been a lot of publicity ... Read on »
The Potassium Deficiency Myth by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 25 Oct 2009 11:00pm Sports drink promoters have convinced many athletes that they need special drinks to replace potassium during exercise. A recent study of female soccer players confirms that this is a myth ( International Journal of Sports Medicine, June 2009). When body levels of potassium are low, the kidneys and sweat glands conserve potassium so effectively tha ... Read on »
Is potassium deficiency a common problem in athletes? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm Not unless they are trying to control weight by vomiting. A few years ago, one of the best female long-distance runners in the country came to me to find a cause for her sudden drop in performance. All tests I ordered were normal except for a low blood level of potassium. The most common cause of potassium deficiency is vomiting, but she repeat ... Read on »
Potassium Chloride by Romelette L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 12:30pm My potassium is on the normal level. But according to my doctor it’s a bit low because it is nearing the borderline. And it’s a good thing that I told him about the frequent cramps I am experiencing because that was the cause of low potassium level. So he then prescribe me potassium chloride. Yesterday, while buying it from Mercury Drug, the ph ... Read on »
Q&A Session at HealthTap.com by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Mar 2013 3:00pm What causes low potassium? What are the symptoms of low potassium? Follow @alvinblin This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here. Read on »
this $%#& is bananas.. b-a-n-a-n-a-s. by emmy Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 13 Feb 2009 4:29pm I've had a lot of cramps and pains. I've been having mini-anxiety attacks, which I haven't had in close to a year. I've been exhausted. My memory's been shot. I was unaware that these could be caused by low potassium intake. I've been very aware of my heart, to say the least, since it started to occur to me what I had been ... Read on »
Eating Disorders: Myths and Influences by Clueless C. Health Maven Posted Tue 23 Feb 2010 12:00am Myths & Realities From Mirror-Mirror: Only teenage girls suffer from eating disorders. Many eating disorders do begin in the teenage years, but children, men, older women and just about anyone can fall victim to this terrible disorder. You can never fully recover from an eating di ... Read on »
ED Myths and Infuences by Clueless C. Health Maven Posted Tue 22 Feb 2011 12:00am Myths & Realities From Mirror-Mirror : Only teenage girls suffer from eating disorders. Many eating disorders do begin in the teenage years, but children, men, older women and just about anyone can fall victim to this terrible disorder. You can never fully recover from an e ... Read on »
What’s all the fuss about Apple Cider Vinegar? by sensualappeal Posted Mon 05 Nov 2012 9:35pm I bought apple cider vinegar a few months ago. I don’t know why. I tend to buy things on impulse. I heard it’s really good for you and I’ve been meaning to buy it even though I wasn’t entirely sure of the reason behind it. That’s what happens when Kammie has a little extra money to spend. I don’t go blow it on clothes or shoes… I spend it on he ... Read on »
Muscle Cramps from Exercise: Causes and Prevention by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:03pm 1 Comment Exercisers are often told that muscle cramps are caused by lack of salt (sodium) or low potassium. However, recent studies show that athletes in endurance events who suffer cramps usually have normal sodium and potassium levels. A review of the current literature from Buenos Aires, Argentina shows that doctors don't know very much about exerci ... Read on »