The treatment of a low potassium level is generally aimed at treating the underlying condition and adding potassium to your body through medication or diet. Treatment will depend on your potassium deficiency. Medications can be taken by mouth or, in some cases, through a vein.
Your physician may suggest eating a potassium-rich diet. Foods containing high levels of potassium include bananas, brussels sprouts, kiwi, granola, yogurt, milk, lima beans, peaches, oranges, tomatoes, peanut butter, peas, beans, red meat, soy products, chicken, veggie burgers, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, citrus fruits, winter squash, cantaloupe, prunes, apricots, and certain fishes such as salmon, flounder, sardines and cod.