high-potassium diet

high-potassium diet

a diet that contains foods rich in potassium, including all leafy green vegetables, brussels sprouts, citrus fruits, bananas, dates, raisins, legumes, meats, and whole grains. It is indicated for any condition that causes loss of extracellular fluid such as acute diarrhea, congenital renal alkalosis, aldosteronism, hypokalemia, hypertension, and diabetic coma. It is also indicated for patients who are receiving some diuretics, such as thiazide and furosemide, or corticosteroid therapy.
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In contrast, the mice fed a high-potassium diet had markedly inhibited vascular calcification.
In contrast, mice fed a high-potassium diet had much healthier arteries.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) decrease urinary potassium excretion, which may increase the risk of hyperkalemia in people who are consuming a high-potassium diet or taking potassium supplements.
However, with proper monitoring of electrolytes and avoidance of a high-potassium diet, these drugs can be safely used," he says.
In addition, individuals who had a high-potassium diet reported consuming less red meat, less processed meat, less fast food, and fewer high-energy drinks, Dr.
Using 24-hour BP monitors, she found that all non-dipper teens on the high-potassium diet became dippers.
A high-potassium diet protects against strokes caused by salt.
Among the approaches to treat diuretic-induced hypokalemia are the effervescent, liquid, or enteric-coated slow-release potassium preparations, the so-called potassium-sparing diuretics, and the high-potassium diet.

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