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Thanks for your question.
Low AST and ALt do not have any clinical significance.
is the potassium level something I should be concerend about?
they only bear some significance if you have advanced liver disease but that will cause other clinical symptoms of liver disease.
Low potassium an be due o the dehydration.
Medications like diuretics also can cause low potassium.
Okay so if I increase my consumption of potassium rich foods like bananas and tomato juice will that be enough to raise my potassium
In some cases, excess aldosterone production in the body can cause low potassium but also associated with high blood pressure.
The medications I take should actually increase potasium (Ramipril and Toperlol)
Ok in that case, excess aldosterone in the body should be ruled out.
known as hyperaldosteronism.
And how is that identified?
by checking serum aldosterone level.
My potassium level in july was normal, i've been dieting and think this is probably the culprit but need some reassurance I guess
follow a potassium rich diet for now.
Is a potassium level of 3.4 something I should be concerned about?
no --but should be kept above 3.6 preferably above 4
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX been making myself sick with worry over this.
please do not worry.
At what level does someone need to worry?
Okay, thank you again for your time and help, you've helped ease my mind. Final question. If I continue to add bananas and tomato juice to my diet how long does it typically take to correct? I've been eating 2 bananas and a glass of OJ and Tomato Juice everysince I found out that my potassium was low. And how long should I wait to ahve my blood rechecked?
Usually it should correct within 5 to 7 days.
Awesome, thank you :)
so get your blood checked after a week.
And continue with this diet.
Thanks again for your time.