Monday, November 7, 2016

Avoid Fruits that are High in Potassium

The kidneys help keep potassium at a normal level. Since mom's kidney is no longer working we keep in mind that some fruits that are high in potassium are needed to avoid.

Normal range of Potassium: 3.4-5.3 mmol/L

Mom's blood test result shows on her result is normal in Potassium and Level. However her creatinine is too high.

Potassium can cause stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, intestinal gas, and other side effects. Too much potassium is UNSAFE and can cause feelings of burning or tingling, generalized weakness, paralysis, listlessness, dizziness, mental confusion, low blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm, and death.