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Potassium Deficiency: What Are The Signs And Treatment?

Potassium Deficiency: What Are The Signs And Treatment?

The body can’t function without enough potassium. Yet, most Americans don’t meet the daily recommendation of 4,700 milligrams. Deficiency may cause muscle weakness, cramps, irregular heartbeat, and fatigue. It also increases the risk of heart disease, chronic kidney stones, and low bone-mineral density. A simple blood test can confirm a potassium deficiency. To treat it, eat lots of potassium-rich fruits and veggies. Examples include bananas, prunes, and lima beans. Your doctor may have you take potassium supplements or potassium-sparing diuretics.

Priapism Penis Disorder: Its Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment

An erection normally occurs in men because of sexual stimulation and goes away when the stimulation stops. But, in rare cases, some people may experience an erection even without any sexual stimulation and the erection may last for more than four hours. This condition is called priapism and can be painful or even indicate an underlying disease. If untreated, it may cause erectile dysfunction.
Do You Have Herpes?

Do You Have Herpes?

HSV1 or Oral herpes causes cold sores on the lips or mouth. HSV2 or Genital herpes is transmitted through sex. Wait till 10-12 weeks from last sexual encounter to get a blood test, DNA test or viral culture done. Use a condom and avoid sexual contact with anyone with a open sore. Direct sunlight exposure, stress and dental treatment can trigger dormant virus.
Home Test for Diabetes

Home Test For Diabetes To Check Your Blood Sugar

Urine glucose strips are non-invasive and report high blood sugar. With blood sugar meters, prick finger with a needle and collect a drop of blood on strip provided and insert into lancing device. Normal fasting range is 70-130mg/dl. Post fasting must be less than 180mg/dl. A1C Kits test 3 month avg. haemoglobin A1C in blood. A1C values must be below 5.7%.
Vitamin B12 Most Essential For Plant-Based Eaters

Vitamin B12: Most Essential For Plant-Based Eaters

Vitamin B12 is extremely essential and a crucial water-soluble vitamin which plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous...