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Old 05-31-2016, 10:39 AM
 
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The RDA can be too high or too low for so much in our lives. Look at the stupid Vit D RDA...

Sodium RDA is 2300mg and MOST get way more sodium daily. Our foods are loaded...

Just making more sense to me with this BP issue and potassium,

I had a friend who is now gone but she was so often passing out and end up in the ER and her potassium was in the tank...she ate a banana a day 400mg.....she was paranoid about salt and avoided it...so she was depleting her body of salt and potassium.

They had to do potassium IV's....

Being aware of this and balancing out as best we can do.

So something to think about on the heart issues and potassium, lack of.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:52 AM
 
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My potassium was 'a little low' and they put me on potassium pills. Mind you i've been on water pills for over 10 years. I was having a problem with nausea which signaled for my doctor to check my levels.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:00 AM
 
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My levels always came in on the low end and with the help of a friend we talked about this a lot....she deals with CFS and takes a lot extra potassium daily for the gross fatigue. I was having fatigue issues and she brought the potassium issue to me...my fatigue is a lot less now with more intake of potassium SUPPLEMENTS. As I said the foods just don't do it and I'm pretty sure that's for most out there....the two links I cited talk about the deficiency. I also take a diuretic and this med pulls more potassium out of us.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:46 AM
 
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I refer to Dr. Sinatra for his info on heart health and just looked up what he says about potassium and heart.

High Salt + Low Potassium = A Dangerous Cause for High Blood Pressure | Dr. Stephen Sinatra
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:03 PM
 
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When my blood pressure spiked I tried potassium to bring it down. Did nothing for me.
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:13 PM
 
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Here is overview on potassium:

Potassium Information | Evidenced-Based Supplement Guide on MedicineNet.com
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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Site says it may be useful for:

High calcium in the urine (hypercalciuria). Taking potassium by mouth seems to decrease calcium levels in the urine.
High blood pressure.
Stroke.

And insufficient evidence for everything else.
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Old 05-31-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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I know there are pressure points to lower BP as well as acupuncture points...here are some EASY points to work on.

Acupuncture, Acupuncture Points, Massage, Acupressure, TCM, Shiatsu, Physiotherapy, Tuina for Healing Practitioners, Doctors, interested persons
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:10 PM
 
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Ibuprofen Free 2 weeks tomorrow and BP is coming in very nice. My D.O. pushed me to get off ibuprofen and so I bit the bullet. He said it was a big cause of keeping BP elevated. Also said side effects are many on taking this NSAID, like stroke.

I'm so relieved. Still careful with foods and still taking meds but all in all much relieved.

Question: I've been taking probably 600mg daily for 5+ yrs since off opioids after hip replacement and just wonder IF the NSAID did accumulate in my body, I'd think so.

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Old 08-16-2016, 11:38 AM
 
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Well, I'll answer my own question. Asked the D.O. yesterday if years of ibuprofen is out of my system and he said Yes. And my BP is much much lower.
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