Do Diuretics (water pills) Now Cause Heart Attacks?
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In this video, Dr. Berg talks about heart attacks and diuretics. One of the most common diuretics is called thiazide is taken to lower blood pressure could cause potassium deficiency and 40% of people taking diuretics to develop a condition called hypokalemia or low potassium in the blood, increases the risk for arrhythmias, problems with the pacemaker of the heart and increases the risk for heart failure by 10x. Potassium deficiency in general increases blood pressure.
Before someone could get arrhythmia issue due to loss of potassium, they are going to first have symptoms in skeletal muscles:
• Muscle Spasm
• Muscle Weakness
• Tight Muscle
If you are diabetic and you are taking diuretics, make sure to consume enough potassium either from the diet or supplement to lower the risk of getting a heart attack.
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Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.