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PostSubject: effects of potassium on the heart   Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:50 am



A component of potassium salts, minerals Mineral salts, and has a significant influence on the activity of muscles, especially the heart muscle, also plays an important role in balance and acid deficiency causes neurological disorders, heart attack (few and weak heart)

The functions of potassium:

- Supports in conjunction with sodium and chlorine distribution and regulation of body fluid
- Helps muscle contraction and relaxation and believes the passage of nerve impulses in the nervous system
- Plays an important role in the organization of blood pressure and heart rate
- Helps those who suffer from increased sodium in the body
- Is a useful component in avoiding stroke, depression, acne, swelling, fatigue, and anxiety.

Sources of potassium

Bananas, molasses, molasses, milk, flour, potatoes, dried apricots, bran cereals, dried peaches, wheat, pumpkin seeds, raisins, almonds, dried figs, sunflower seeds, dates, avocados, nuts, sardines, spinach, barley , prunes, broccoli

Lack of potassium Low potassium in the blood (hypokalemia)

Lead to disturbances in heart rhythm Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), weakness Weakness, low blood pressure, dry skin, acne, chills, depression, nervous mood, stress and fatigue Fatigue, muscular weakness, nausea, vomiting, constipation Constipation, diarrhea, swelling of the body, cramps Muscle cramps

Excessive intake of potassium

Lead to muscular weakness and vomiting

Necessary amount of potassium per day (for males and females)

From birth to age 6 months, 500 mg (milligrams)
Aged 7 months to complete the year 700 mg
From 1 to 3 years, 1000 mg
Of 4-6 years, 1400 mg
From 7 to 10 mg 1600 years
From 11 to 50 of 2000 mg

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