Potassium too low

Potassium too LOW?

Ideal potassium range: within 3.5-5.0mmol/L

Adequate potassium level in bloodstream is important for your muscles to work properly. You may experience irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness or spasm if your potassium level is BELOW the ideal range.

You need to take 2 servings of fruits and 2 servings of vegetables daily (preferable moderately and high potassium choices) to increase your potassium level when it is below ideal potassium range.


Appropriate *low, moderate and high potassium content fruit and vegetable options:potassium_too_high_english_03

Leaching process is not necessary for you when your potassium level is low. Continue monitoring your potassium level. Limit potassium rich food* intake when potassium level is back to normal range.

Leaching process = cut the vegetables into small pieces and soak them for 1 to 2 hours before you cook them. Drain the water away.

*Refer to potassium leaflet that you can obtain from your dialysis centre and NKF website

 

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