whether they can get their potassium from foods instead of potassium supplements (Micro-K, Klor-Con, etc)

People want to know whether they can get their potassium from foods instead of potassium supplements (Micro-K, Klor-Con, etc).

It depends on how much they need...and whether they're trying to PREVENT or TREAT potassium loss.

Potassium from foods usually works for prevention. Advise patients on thiazide or loop diuretics to get an extra 20 to 40 mEq/day.

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