Assalaamu alykum. Below is an interesting article.
I try to stay alive and not to fall in recurrent epileptic type fits with spikes of high blood pressure and swamping palpitations. Not that long ago i tried again an holistic approach to regain my health after the RECURRING high blood pressure, internal bleedings, uterus tum ores, never ending vertigo, weakness, collapsing , etc, did overpower my imaani and physical state.
Repeatedly i asked why i urinated so excessively and had spurts of severe palpitations, panic , high blood pressure?
i did suspects low potassium and MINnerals and high sodium after having gone through this with one previous hakeem treatment and homeopathic treatments.
but both, and western medical practice as well, had no clue and everybody told me a different thing: you have low blood pressure, malaria, low blood sugar, low HB….. but Nobody ever believed me that i had kidney problems , besides the hakeem who destroyed my kidney health further by pumping steroid in his medicines, diagnoses me wrong , did salt washes for my kidney and liver cleanse etc to rid my body of toxins. but i became severely malnourished and depleted of all minerals besides sodium chloride.
eVERY DOC , SPECIALTY HAKEEM PROHIBITED ME FROM TAKING ANY SUPPLEMENTS OF THE MINERALS AND IRON I HAVE LOST SO MUCH , THUS RUINING MY HEALTH FURTHER.
i tried to see many different doctors and get tests done, which is very difficult if one has not the means to do and neither any family support.
tHE LAST HAKEEM DID NOT EVEN DARE TO CHECK ONCE IN 3 MONTH OF HIS TREATMENT MY LAB RESULTS OR BLOOD PRESSURE AND PALPITATIONS I COMPLAINED aLL THE TIME ABOUT. hE SIMPLY STATED ITS ALL DUE TO CHRONIC SINUS. THAT’S WHY YOU FAINT, HAVE NO STRENGHT, HAVE PALPITATIONS, ETC… BULL SHIT
so this time , almost 3 month ago . the high blood pressure, palpitations, seizures and internal; bleeding almost killed me. But again i have been told its a kidney infection. this time trusting again another hakeem to get natural treatment as the previous years my body has been destroyed by steroid treatment for asthma, which i found out i never had but a slipped dics which blocked the breathing center and a displaced belly button.
So i had been treated for more than 2 month with salt . large amount and had been prohibited to consume natural salta any kind but told yo use common table salts. I had been told i have chronic sinus and kidney infection thats why my blood pressure is high, i have breathing problems and palpitations.( i mentioned i had low potassium and high sodium when i came. so what did he do. put more sodium in me)
After some weeks i did experience after some initially betterment, the same fall back as with the previous hakeem, homeopathic doctors, western medicine.
Myu dizziness, panic, palpitations, breathlessness, severe muscle cramps tight chest , etc. came back even wrth. i kept arguing with the hakeem and docs that i think my calcium, magnesium, potassium is too low.
but all said a different thing and rebuffed me. despite me having shown blood test. So this time our hakeem kicked m\e out his office after i said the mentioned problems are k\not leaving despite his f\diet( no milk and milk products, no potassium rich fruits and vegetables, no fish , eggs, fried, sweets, etc. just papaya and musambi, as its winter and everything else will make me very sick.) i kept telling him since his treatment of purging me and excessive urination i keep breaking my teeth, loose my teeth, developed cavities, get cramps, weaker, etc.ment. i have a lab test showing exactly what i feared.
the hakeem treatment and extensive use of licorice and salt in stomach and kidney preparations .depleted me of potassium and stressed my liver and kidney even more, cause increase of uterine tumors and bleedings and my blood pressure spikes .( my liver , spleen kidneys etc have been severely damaged by homeopathic treatments before the visit to the last doctor. i ended up with huge uterus tumors, lead poisoning, internal bleedings so i had to stay on a even stricter diet.)
The hakeem stated its Congestion and navel displacement. i have a lab test showing exactly what i feared. the hakeem treatment and extensive use of licorice and salt in stomach and kidney preparations .depleted me of potassium and stressed my liver and kidney even more, cause increase of uterine tumors and bleedings and my blood pressure spikes .
needless to say. I DO NOT TRUST MY LIFE AND HEALTH ANYMORE IN THE HANDS OF ANY HAKEEM, DOCTOR OR HOMEOPATH OR DENTIST.
I request dua from this ummat for my recovery and strength of imaan to deal with whatever Allah has decreed for me. 10 years i battle life threatening conditions and stupid doctors of various fields. i listen to my brothers and sisters to trust doctors and seek medical care. but results are further damaging. May allah forgive me sinner and increase us all with ilm of deen and imaan and grant us all aafiyah.
|Written by Dr. Mahendra Prasad|
|Potassium is widely distributed in the body fluid. An average amount of 4 gm of Potassium is present in the diet. Potassium is easily absorbed. Daily Recommended Potassium 3,500 mg.
It helps in contraction of muscle, maintain in acidity & alkalinity, help in heart function, energy production & sensation in nerve muscles. One of the main functions of potassium is to help your body maintain the proper level of calcium by binding it to your bones, decreasing the risk of osteoporosis. It also helps remove any surplus potassium through your urine. People with low potassium levels are more prone to develop kidney stones.
In addition to helping manage your nervous and circulatory system, people with a normal potassium level usually have lower blood pressure and less likely to have a stroke or heart attack.
Nearly all foods have some potassium, so if you eat awell balanced diet your daily potassium levelshould be just fine.However if your blood potassium levels are low then there are many foods, fruits and vegetables, which will help you raise your potassium.
Bananas: Bananas are everyone’s first choice when they need a potassium rich food. The yellow South American fruit has approximately 550mgs of potassium per medium sized fruit. Although bananas can be eaten baked in bread or mixed into a pudding, you will get the maximum amount of potassium just by eating the banana raw or cut into pieces and mixed in your cereal.
Papaya: Another fruit that is an excellent source of potassium is the papaya. Just one eighth ounce papaya has 936 mg of potassium. In addition to being a food that is potassium rich food, the papaya also helps prevent cancer and easing ulcer pain. The papin in papayas helps cure all sorts of digestive problems.
Cabbage: One cup of cooked cabbage will provide your body with 277mg of potassium. Eating cabbage is also an excellent way to maintain your ocular health. Cabbage has also been useful in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
Additional potassium rich foods include; skim milk, apples, low-fat yogurt, peanuts, peanut butter, mushrooms, strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, ice cream, pumpkin, and raisins.
Importance of Potassium Rich Foods: If you follow a healthy, well-balanced, and plentiful diet of foods high in potassium, it is not likely that you will need to worry about suffering from mineral imbalance. Potassium is naturally found in fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products, meat, poultry & fish foods. A number of potassium supplements are available in the market, and quite a few people include these in their daily regimen.
Some people, of course, don’t have much choice. Various ailments deem it necessary for them to monitor their potassium intake, and so it is necessary for them to take supplements which inform them about the exact amount of potassium that is daily ingested.
Athletes and other sports people also require potassium supplements. If you exercise vigorously, keep in mind that sweating brings mineral imbalance and you should take frequent breaks to refuel depleting potassium levels with electrolyte drinks and energy bars.
What foods are high in potassium? Aside from the aforementioned cantaloupe, potassium rich foods include: Bananas, Oranges, Apricots, Avocado, Strawberries, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Cabbage, Cauliflower, mushrooms, Brussels, Turmeric, Parsley, Spinach, Broccoli, Halibut.
Potassium is a mineral salt (electrolyte) that is essential for maintaining the balance of pH levels in our body fluids. It plays an important role in regulating our blood pressure; bone mass, nervous system, muscle function, heart, kidney and adrenal functions. Low levels of potassium can cause potassium deficiency and bring on a whole host of health problems. People with a potassium deficiency are said to be suffering from Hypokalemia. There are number of causes that can bring on potassium deficiency. The usual suspects are a poor or inadequate diet that required potassium rich food. People with diabetes and kidney problems are also likely to suffer from mineral imbalance.
You will know that you are deficient in potassium if you find yourself experiencing an overall weakness and seem to be constantly fatigued. You are also likely to have trouble concentrating on your daily tasks, and may have difficulty with muscular coordination. Potassium deficiency can lead to high blood pressure problems, hypertension, strokes, and heart irregularities.
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