Potassium

February 18, 2014 @ 4:18 am
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POTASSIUM

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?

3.5 grams

 

WHO IS AT RISK FOR POTASSIUM DEFICIENCY?

  • Alcoholics
  • Dehydration
  • 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?

  • Bananas
  • Dark, Leafy Greens
  • Salmon
  • White Beans
  • Baked Potato with skin
  • Dried Apricots
  • Yogurt
  • Avocados
  • 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

 

                       

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