whether they can get their potassium from foods instead of potassium supplements (Micro-K, Klor-Con, etc)

People want to know whether they can get their potassium from foods instead of potassium supplements (Micro-K, Klor-Con, etc).

It depends on how much they need...and if they're trying to PREVENT potassium loss from occurring or TREAT it after the fact.

Potassium from foods usually works for prevention. An extra 20 to 40 mEq/day is usually enough for patients taking diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide...these commonly cause low potassium.

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