Be aware of high Potassium levels if you are diabetic

Be aware of high Potassium levels if you are diabetic

 The kidneys are the filtering devices of the blood; they remove waste products from your body by producing and secreting urine. Urine may also contain sulfate and phenol waste, as well as excess sodium, potassium, and chloride ions. Among these, potassium is a very important mineral to help nerve conduction, help our heart beat, and help our muscles contract.

Low potassium can occur for many reasons. Use of water pills, diarrhea, and chronic laxative abuse are the most common causes of low potassium. Signs and symptoms of low potassium are weakness or tiredness, cramping in arm or leg muscles, nausea or vomiting, and irregular heart rhythms.

High potassium levels are often the result of kidney damage. Kidney damage is usually due to not only poorly controlled diabetes but also the incorrect usage of pharmaceutical drugs, especially those for diabetes and weight control. Too much potassium can lead to weakness, paralysis, irregular heartbeat, or even a heart attack. If you have diabetic kidney disease and your potassium levels are high (above 5.2), your health-care provider will likely recommend for you cut down on your potassium intake. Foods high in potassium include bananas, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and legumes which are regarded as healthy foods for diabetes and obesity.

Having kidney failure on top of having diabetes is bound to be overwhelming and confusing. To prevent it, we must be careful when selecting what we eat and drink. Most quick weight loss products are diuretics, inducing artificial, excess urination with huge side effects and the toxicity levels are terrible. The more toxic a diuretic is, the more powerful the weight loss effects become because the body wants to remove the toxin, resulting in more urination. In the process, kidney damage is inevitable.

When we originally formulated Eleotin, one of the first herbs tested was a traditional remedy for kidney diseases found in a Southeast Asian tribe. It is known to rejuvenate kidney functions, and works wonders for diabetes and obesity problems as well. Testimonies of its effectiveness can be found on our website, with numerous people reducing the frequency or even stopping dialysis all together after using Eleotin