|Other titles||Up your potassium.|
|Statement||by Corinne Azen Krause ; ill. by Judy K. Bennett.|
|LC Classifications||RM237.63 .K72|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||125 p. :|
|Number of Pages||125|
|LC Control Number||79088949|
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - /5(17). Low potassium levels cause a variety of health problems such as leg cramps. Leg cramps occur when the muscles in your legs contract involuntarily. In fact, leg cramps are one of the first signs of low potassium levels. Every single thing and person consists of elements, and this informative series will help young readers understand just how important the elements are and what role they play in the science of chemistry. Enhanced by easy-to-follow diagrams and full-color illustrations, the text explains how elements behave, their individual characteristics and their importance in everyday life.5/5(2). Since high levels of potassium can be dangerous, your doctor will likely do a blood test before prescribing potassium supplements. Take the supplements exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Powder, granule and liquid forms of the supplement should be mixed with 1/2 cup of water or fruit juice.
Second, potassium helps the walls of your blood vessels to relax or loosen up. When they’re too tense or rigid, it can lead to high blood pressure, which can cause heart problems. Getting. Drug therapy / treatment options General notes. Oral potassium chloride is the treatment of choice for most patients. Effervescent tablets (Sando-K ®), each contain 12mmol of potassium and 8mmol of chloride.. The dosage and duration of treatment depends on existing potassium deficit and whether there is continuing potassium loss. Potassium is important for kidney health and helps reduce the risk of kidney stones 1.A diet for someone with high levels of potassium should include lots of whole grains, low-fat dairy, veggies and fruits will want to keep the intake of potassium under 2, mg per day to be considered a low potassium diet the consumption of milk, nuts and meat. A potassium deficiency can cause muscle cramps, weakness and fatigue. The condition, called hypokalemia, can be reversed with diet changes or potassium supplements.
So if you’re urinating frequently, possibly due to drinking excessive amounts of water or taking diuretics, your body is losing potassium. Your potassium levels could even drop if you’re suffering from a bug and throwing up or having diarrhea. Under these types of circumstances, you’ll want to quickly get some potassium in your body. Your provider may have a goal daily maximum of potassium intake per day, which is noted here: _____ milligrams (mg) potassium per day. Serving sizes of food are important. If you eat more than 1 serving size of foods that are low or moderate in potassium, you can end up consuming a total higher amount of potassium. Potassium Gluconate will be your best form of this mineral. And because of the larger amounts you will probably need to get up to your daily limit, the powdered form will be your best bet. It is an inexpensive and easy way to tailor the dose depending on your food intake for the day. A. Potassium, a mineral we get from food, is important for cell function. Potassium helps regulate your heart rate, muscles, nerves, and fluids. As crucial as .