Anytime you taking a
afterward about losing potassium from the body.The purpose of the diuretic is to make your body get
rid of sodium
(salt) but when it does that, you also lose a little bit of potassium
as a side
This effect is more
strong diuretic like furosemide but it’s also present in the weaker,
diuretics as well.
One of the problems with
that you can get muscle cramps if your levels get too low.Another problem is you can get a
abnormalities in your heart.Sometimes a
bit too fastor you get skipping
beats.In the worst case scenario you
So typically we give
tablets to take while they’re taking the diuretic and that releases
into your intestinesand replaces what
way to do this is just to get some salt substitute.One common brand is NuSalt.If
you read the fine print, it looks like a
small blue saltshaker that says potassium chloride in the ingredients.If you shake a few crystals onto the food
tastes like salt.If you use too much of
a good dozen tastes salty, it tastes like poison.In
fact it is a poison.Don’t try to make
soup with it.In any case, by using a few
throughout the day, it’ll give you a small amount of potassium and
probably absorb all of it is opposed to the tablets where you get a lot
potassium all at once and your kidneys excrete much of it.
Anybody with kidney
disease must be extremely careful about using potassium because it can
lead to toxic levels of potassium in the blood. It is something
you need to discuss
with your doctor.
intriguing consideration about potassium replacement is that it can
help offset some of the blood sugar effects caused by certain diuretics.
If your potassium levels
in the blood remain low despite potassium replacement, have your
physician check a serum magnesium level.