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More Potassium, Less Salt In Diet Increases Health Benefits
2013-04-05 14:15:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Three new coordinated reviews have concluded one thing: Taking in less salt and more potassium reduces the risk of stroke and could make you live longer. These studies found that reducing the amount of salt in a diet can lower blood pressure, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. Additionally, an increase in potassium can also help heart functions without adversely effecting kidney functions or hormone levels....

2013-03-13 23:00:27

As we age, kidney function can decrease, affecting not only our overall health, but also the foods and drinks we can and should consume. For those on a renal-specific diet, watching what you eat is crucial. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) March 13, 2013 As we age, kidney function can decrease, affecting not only our overall health, but also the foods and drinks we can or should consume. For caregivers with a loved one on a renal-specific diet, Elizabeth Elliott, Registered Dietitian, for Mom´s...

2013-02-27 23:00:30

In the U.S., over half a million adults face kidney failure. It´s time to give yours the well-deserved attention they have been paying you all these years. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 Bet you don´t give much thought to your kidneys, do you? So you might wonder what kidneys do to merit an entire month designated as National Kidney Month. Homer W. Smith, physiologist, renal expert, and author of the book From Fish to Philosopher says, "Bones can break, muscles can...

2013-02-27 10:59:47

Among patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, long-term treatment with the medication spironolactone improved left ventricular diastolic function but did not affect maximal exercise capacity, patient symptoms, or quality of life, according to a study appearing in the February 27 issue of JAMA. "Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction [EF; the percentage of blood that is pumped out of a filled ventricle as a result of a heartbeat is 50 percent or greater]...

2012-12-09 05:01:30

Dangerous Side Effects Linked to Blood Pressure Medication TEKTURNA (PRWEB) December 08, 2012 Tekturna is a drug used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), however it has recently been linked to severe side effects including strokes and kidney problems. Manufactured by Novartis, Tekturna was approved by the FDA in 1997. Since then, Tekturna has been linked to a variety of kidney complications including:     Hyperkalemia     A higher than...

Latest Potassium Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 09:33:48

Lithium is the chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. In the periodic table, it is located in group 1, among the alkali metals. Lithium in its pure form is a soft, silver white metal, that tarnishes and oxidizes very rapidly in air and water. It is the lightest solid element and is primarily used in heat transfer alloys, in batteries and serves as a component in some drugs known as mood stabilizers. Notable characteristics Lithium is the lightest metal and has a density...

2005-05-25 18:49:25

Potash (or carbonate of potash) is an impure form of potassium carbonate (K2CO3) mixed with other potassium salts. Potash has been used since antiquity in the manufacture of glass and soap, and as a fertilizer. The name comes from the English words pot and ash, referring to its discovery in the water-soluble fraction of wood ash. It is today principally produced by mining suitable deposits which are found throughout the world. The term has become somewhat ambiguous due to the...

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