Would increasing my daily potassium intake help my high blood pressure?

   
Yes. It's likely to reduce both systolic and diastolic pressure by a few points each. Potassium appears to blunt the blood- pressure-raising effects of salt, at least in part by causing the body to excrete more sodium into the urine.

Some medical conditions and medications interfere with the body's ability to excrete excess potassium. Before substantially increasing your potassium intake, check with your doctor if you have diabetes, kidney disease, heart failure, or an adrenal-gland disorder, or if you take any of the following medications: ACE inhibitors, potassium sparing diuretics, or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), such as losartan (Cozaar) and valsartan (Diovan).

 








 

Share |

Related Articles on Healthy Living

  Canola Oil
  Fat Burning Food
  Whole Food
  Dieting Tips
  Low Carb Dieting
  Potassium Imbalance
  Food and Diet
  Low Sodium Diet
  Sodium Intake
  Potassium Defiency
  Potassium Intake
  Cholesterol
  Cholesterol Test
  Exercise and Cholesterol
  Cholesterol Drug
  Healthy Dieting
  Immune System
  Immune System Supplement
  Immune System Disease
  Boost your immune system   Drinking water
  Drinking too much water
  Drinking water and weight loss
  Ways To Boost Metabolism
  Herbs For Kidneys
  Brewers Yeast
  Primrose Oil Benefits
  Benefits Of Cranberry Juice
Effects of Alcoholic Beverage
Carbohydrate Content in Alcohol
Home Bare Foot Walking
Long Distance Running Tips
Healthy Eating Pyramid

Nutrition - Vitamins | Amino Acids | Herbs | Minerals | Nutrients | Supplements | Enzymes
Wellness - Healthy Living | Dental Care | Products | Skin Vitamins | Ayurveda | Slideshow
Health - Deficiency | Alternative Medicines | How To | Symptoms | Food Kitchen How tos?
Fitness - Exercises | Gardening
Food & Cooking - Recipes | Fruits & Vegetables
Healthy Eating & Diet - Diet | Weight Loss | Green Tea | Noni Juice | Acai
Online Vitamins Guide

Nutrition Articles | Your Feedback & Suggestions | Newsletter
Disclaimer | Blog
Home © 2001-2013 online-vitamins-guide.com. All rights reserved.