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May 27, 2022

Your Heart Loves Potassium, But Not Too Much

Potassium is an essential mineral and important electrolyte in the body. It is crucial for maintaining healthy blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle contraction.

It is the most abundant cation found inside cells. Since most potassium is within the cell, the extracellular and serum levels are relatively low at approximately 4.0 mEq/L. However, small changes can have a significant impact on health. So, having just the right level of potassium in the blood is very important.

Blood levels are mainly regulated by the kidney which can retain or release potassium as needed in the urine. Potassium can be lost through excessive sweating and the use of diuretics as well. Increases in blood potassium above or below the standard range can be detrimental and even fatal.

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