Potassium is a dangeous drug and is not a treatment for high blood pressure
. Too much or too little can cause heart problems. If you have a history of low potassium, you should have it checked. You should only take what is perscribed by your physician. If you are on a diuretic (water pill
) such as furosemide
(lasix,) you should be taking a potassium supplement. A signs of low potassium (hypokalemia
) is muscle cramping. Foods rich in potassium include banana's, tomatoes, cantaloupes, figs, raisins, kidney beans, potatoes, and milk.