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Low Potassium (cont.)

Low Potassium Prevention

A change in diet may be recommended if the patient is likely to develop low potassium levels. Examples of foods high in potassium include:

  • Bananas
  • Tomatoes
  • Oranges
  • Cantaloupes
  • Peaches

Do not overuse diuretics (water pills), and never use someone else's medicines.

If the person is taking medication, ask the doctor how often electrolyte levels need to be checked.

Low Potassium Prognosis

The condition of low potassium is treatable. The reason for the low potassium must be sought out, or it will most likely reoccur. With the right therapy, there usually are no further problems.


Mount, David B. MD. "Clinical Manifestations and Treatment of Hypokalemia in Adults." UptoDate. Updated Jan 7, 2016.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/18/2017

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