Elevated potassium levels lower blood pressure

Elevated potassium levels lower blood pressure

Lower blood pressure with potassium

Potassium in foods can lower the risk of stroke

A lack of potassium can be very dangerous for the body. This can lead to serious cardiac arrhythmias if the organism receives too little potassium through nutrition. The German Stroke Aid Foundation in Gütersloh announced that potassium is able to lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke because the blood pressure is reduced.

Potassium foods can lower blood pressure. Potassium, for example, is rich in bananas, wheat germ, soy, avocado, potatoes or spinach. Thanks to the advantageous potassium content, the foods are able to lower blood pressure and thus reduce high blood pressure, as experts from the German Stroke Aid Foundation announced.

People with high blood pressure are at high risk of having a stroke or heart attack. However, if you consume around 3,500 milligrams of potassium with the help of food as an adult, you reduce the risk of a stroke by a good 24 percent. “For example, 3500 milligrams of potassium correspond to 100 grams of dried apricots or 100 grams of soybeans. If you suffer from kidney problems, you should speak to your family doctor beforehand, as additional potassium can be harmful.

Potassium is a very important mini reagent. Together with magnesium, it regulates blood pressure and heartbeat. It is also responsible for the excitability of the muscles and the transmission of impulses from the nerves. If there is a deficiency, symptoms such as stumbling or racing heart can occur. An overdose can also be harmful. The first symptoms here are a slow heartbeat, paralysis and lethargy. (sb)

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