Damaged kidneys can’t remove potassium very well. This may lead to excessive deposits of potassium into your blood which can further accelerate kidney disease. In this video, Robert goes over two natural ways to reduce your potassium levels with kidney disease.
The first tip on how to lower potassium is by leaching your vegetables while preparing meals. For this process, you would boil your potatoes for around 10 minutes. You can also double-boil your potatoes/vegetables by simply draining out the water and boiling it again in freshwater. This technique is commonly used among kidney disease sufferers to reduce potassium in potatoes.
The second way to lower potassium with kidney disease is by taking a sodium bicarbonate supplement. Sodium bicarbonate is a great alkalizer and it helps get rid of excess potassium by drawing them out of the cells. This allows your body to naturally get rid of potassium with kidney disease. Many individuals with CKD choose sodium bicarbonate to resolve metabolic acidosis.
With kidney disease, you can take a sodium bicarbonate pill to reduce potassium levels. Be sure to take them between meals, that way they don’t interfere with your digestion and stomach acids. If you’re taking a delayed-release capsule, you may take it any time.
Lowering your potassium levels with these natural measures can help improve kidney health. Be mindful to monitor your potassium levels with kidney disease as high potassium levels may affect other organs in your body. Taking a sodium bicarbonate pill and leaching your vegetables while cooking is two great ways to start lowering your potassium levels today.
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