The majority of cases of hypokalemia resolve after potassium supplementation, but most individuals can manage their condition on a daily basis by eating plenty of potassium-rich foods such as bananas, beans, bran, brussel sprouts, granola, kiwi, lima beans, milk, oranges, peaches, peanut butter, peas, and tomatoes. Avoid substances that lower potassium levels in the blood such as certain antibiotics, diuretics, licorice, and licorice-containing products. Drink plenty of water, especially after physical activity and in hot weather, to replace what is lost in perspiration.
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How do I manage my hypokalemia on a daily basis?
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What is the D variant antigen in the blood?
Aurora Health Care answeredFor some people, the D antigen (Rh factor) -- a protein with many parts that is found on the surface of red blood cells and that tells your blood type -- may show up only weakly. Red blood cells from these people are known as "D variant." There are two types of D variant antigens:
- "Weak D" means all parts of the D antigen are present but weakly found on the red cell surface.
- "Partial D" means that one or more parts of the D antigen are missing.
How will a hemoglobin electrophoresis test feel?
Healthwise answeredThe blood sample is taken from a vein in your arm. An elastic band is wrapped around your upper arm. It may feel tight. You may feel nothing at all from the needle, or you may feel a quick sting or pinch.
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