Question by  mehul (95)

What are the benefits or dangers of high levels of potassium in your diet?


Answer by  ElleBeeDee (88)

Potassium is an important vitamin for the body to function. Too much has been associated with hypertension and strokes and too little has been associated with heart disease in animals.


Answer by  adolf (75)

There are certainly no benefits from a high levels of potassium in diet, only a potassium is excreted at high levels because of diuretica or excessive sweating during exercise. To much potassium in blood can result in cardiac arrest and a potassium solution is used in execution by lethal injection.


Answer by  bnb5 (51)

Potassium levels in the body need to be balanced state. Very serious problems with the heart can occur if potassium levels are too high or too low. Potassium will affect the rhythm of the heart.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

You do need potassium in your diet but if you have a heart problem then the doctor should regulate how much you take. I good thing to remember is that 1/2 banana is a serving not the whole banana.


Answer by  lynn (821)

Potassium is good to help eleviate pain however if you get too much potassium in your diet it can cause low kidney function or even cause complete kidney failure so you must be careful when dealing with potassium.

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