Blood Potassium levels

dustycroy
on 10/18/22 9:35 pm
DS on 05/14/13
Hi, does anyone know if I have to have my Blood Potassium level checked with the DS? My doctor ordered it, and since they dont know really much about the DS surgery, Im wondering if I really need it done. A lot of times they think we need the same as the RNY. Ive never had it done before. Surgery was 5/13/2013 Thank you.

enlightened HW 372 SW 350 CW 185 GW 150 Lost 187 so far....

hollykim
on 10/19/22 9:31 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On October 19, 2022 at 4:35 AM Pacific Time, dustycroy wrote:
Hi, does anyone know if I have to have my Blood Potassium level checked with the DS? My doctor ordered it, and since they dont know really much about the DS surgery, Im wondering if I really need it done. A lot of times they think we need the same as the RNY. Ive never had it done before. Surgery was 5/13/2013 Thank you.

potassium is actually included in the Comprehensive Metabolic Profile. Drs order it all the time as a first basic group of tests in the diagnostic process.

if you have ever had basic blood work done this test was included. And yes, it is necessary for every surgery.

 


          

 

dustycroy
on 10/19/22 12:41 pm
DS on 05/14/13
Thank you so much Holly. I found it! Now I see a starting point, and can compare. Your always so helpful to all. We appreciate you and your advise greatly.

enlightened HW 372 SW 350 CW 185 GW 150 Lost 187 so far....

califsleevin
on 10/20/22 7:47 am - CA

The DS itself doesn't normally impact potassium levels, but your individual metabolic quirks or dietary habits may make a difference - my wife is chronically low and takes Rx supplements for it, but that's just her, not her DS doing it.

1st support group/seminar - 8/03 (has it been that long?)  

Wife's DS - 5/05 w Dr. Robert Rabkin   VSG on 5/9/11 by Dr. John Rabkin

 

dustycroy
on 10/20/22 9:41 am
DS on 05/14/13
Thank you so much for sharing another point of view.

enlightened HW 372 SW 350 CW 185 GW 150 Lost 187 so far....

JeffThorsen777
on 10/28/22 6:53 am

Thanks a lot!

Cautiously_Hopeful
on 10/29/22 1:36 am
WLS on 07/15/22

As an interesting point, my three month bloodwork recently came back and my potassium is low - never happened before. My guess is that many potassium rich foods are not currently a part of my menu plan and that, coupled with the reduced volume I can consume, might be contributing factors. They told me to drink an electrolyte drink every day to offset.

Saying that, my vote is that getting things checked is good, especially if you feel off.

282 at referral, 280 at consult, 249 on 7/15 for SADI surgery

Loss: Pre-op-33, M1-12, M2-17, M3-14, M4-11

Today's weight: 191

Most Active
Recent Topics
×