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Who should take potassium supplement?

Too much potassium can cause health problems, so it is important that you only take potassium supplements as recommended by your doctor. You may require potassium supplementation if you have low levels of potassium in your blood (hypokalemia) or if you have a condition that depletes the body of potassium. In some cases, different potassium salts may be used to treat various disease states on its own or as part of the prescription drugs.

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