Blood Potassium levels
HW 372 SW 350 CW 185 GW 150 Lost 187 so far....
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.
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
on 10/28/22 6:53 am
Thanks a lot!
on 10/29/22 1:36 am
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