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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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my mum has polverycystic kidney and liver. she gone two doctors

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my mum has polverycystic kidney and liver. she gone two doctors a they have said.she has low serum potassium in blood what would be best way to bring level up?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--I need a little more information first please. Do you know what her potassium level is and what medications she takes?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

level 3.0 medications four high blood pressure is amlodipine 10.m and ramipril 10.m nothing four kidney nothing four liver. plus protein urine

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Chris. This sounds like a problem with her kidneys losing the potassium. She needs potassium supplementation which would best be prescribed by her doctors but in lieu of that, potassium rich foods like bananas, beans, and green leafy vegetables can help. That said, her doctors should do more testing to see what exactly the kidney problem is. It could be the cysts, but it may be a kind of nephritis
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you four your help. mum going back to doctors next week mum will let doctor know what you said plus she was being sick 5 time on saterday fills weak need doctor to push four some more tests

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Let me know how it goes Chris and for now she needs to push fluids--especially juices