What is the treatment for low potassium levels?

Potassium supplements are generally prescribed for low potassium levels. If the situation is severe, potassium might be given as an intravenous (IV) solution. If there is a condition that causes the hypokalemia, such as low levels of magnesium or an overactive thyroid, the other condition must be treated also.

What foods provide potassium?

The following is a list of some, but not all, foods that provide potassium:

  • Apricots
  • Artichokes
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Beef
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cantaloupes
  • Chicken
  • Fish (many types)
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Lentils
  • Milk
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts (many kinds)
  • Orange juice
  • Pomegranate
  • Soy milk
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes and tomato products
  • Zucchini

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