• Salt Sensitivity And Epigenetics

    High potassium foods are foods that are high in potassium and low in sodium, giving a high ratio of potassium to sodium. They are important for the prevention of hypertension. Hypertension is becoming more and more common worldwide, and is the greatest risk factor for stroke, heart attack, and congestive heart failure, as well as for overall death. The possible causes of hypertension are an area of extensive work being reported in the medical literature. Starting approximately 60 years ago sodium became the main area of interest in the study of hypertension. The article (1) to be discussed today goes through a brief history of how salt sensitivity in hypertension came to be studied. It then goes into the modern knowledge of salt sensitivity, emphasizing its molecular mechanisms and epigenetics, and does some speculation on the future.
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  • High Blood Potassium Test – Causes

    Although this website is about high potassium foods, people often ask about what to do for a high blood potassium level, called hyperkalemia. This is not a question that should be answered on the internet. A high level of potassium in the blood stream is dangerous and potentially deadly. A person's physician must be the one to manage the condition. The article to be discussed today (1) was written to help physicians with this situation. But the first portion of the article has information that is understandable and may be interesting to a nonphysician. This post is not to be used for self-diagnosis, but is to provide some basic understanding of how someone can have a high blood potassium level. And why a simplistic answer on the internet should be rejected.
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  • Albuminuria, Sodium And Obesity

    A high sodium and low potassium intake leads to cardiovascular disease. Albuminuria is associated with cardiovascular disease. But there have been few studies on sodium intake and albuminuria. Albuminuria is the presence of albumin (a blood protein) in the urine. Albumin normally is not present in the urine except in very small amounts. Albuminuria indicates kidney damage and indicates increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
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