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What is the recommended dietary allowance for potassium?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Elderly Problems
Question: I am on a low potassium diet......how much potassium can I consume in a day?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Recommended daily values of 5.1g!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this worry concerning potassium. The daily recommended intake is 5.1g. Reducing simply means you shouldn't take as much as you were taking before and shouldn't exceed this amount. This means that you should select your food careful and look the information sheet on how much potassium it contains.

Because you have no symptoms related to high potassium, there is no need adopting aggressive steps. I will suggest that you carry on gently.


I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
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