PRINCETON FAMILY CARE
WHAT ARE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LOW POTASSIUM?
Fatigue, irritability, and high blood pressure
WHAT ARE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HIGH POTASSIUM?
Nausea, vomiting, and in some cases cardiac arrest
WHAT IS THE CURRENT PERCENT DAILY VALUE OF POTASSIUM?
WHO IS AT RISK FOR POTASSIUM DEFICIENCY?
- Long distance athletes
- People taking certain medications, esp diuretics (including Lasix or Thiazides)
- People suffering from eating disorders – Anorexics or bulemics
WHAT ARE SOME DIETARY SOURCES OF POTASSIUM?
- Dark, Leafy Greens
- White Beans
- Baked Potato with skin
- Dried Apricots
- Mushrooms, white
- Baked Acorn Squash
WHAT ARE HEALTH BENEFITS OF POTASSIUM?
Osteoporosis prevention, by increasing bone density
Reduced risk of stroke, by decreasing blood pressure