Dietary Potassium And Night-Time Urination
I've been trying to understand and hack this issue for quite some time with very little success, so I'm hoping I can get some ideas from you folks.
My issue is this: anytime I consume high potassium foods throughout the day (sweet potato, avocado, mango, etc) I have to wake up 2+ times throughout the night to urinate. On days that I intentionally restrict my potassium intake, I only wake up once in the night to go pee (very normal for me). Aside from this issue, my sleep duration/quality are excellent.
The problem began about a year ago. I was having some adrenal fatigue issues, and was advised by my doctor to limit potassium as part of my healing protocol. I went from a high-potassium diet to a very restricted potassium diet for over a year. Now, ever since reintroducing these foods (with doctor's permission), I have been experiencing this problem. For what it's worth, my adrenal fatigue symptoms have improved 100%.
- 29 year old male, eating a very bulletproof diet for over 2 years (low-moderate carb intake).
- no caffeine, alcohol, or drugs.
- currently taking small morning doses of Mg, Vit C, and a vitamin B50 complex
- blood tests reveal normal-range aldosterone and electrolyte levels, though I do tend to run a bit high on potassium (even while restricting).
- tests also reveal healthy kidney and liver function
The urination issue is an annoyance, but I do not feel that it significantly effects my sleep. I am unsure if I should take this issue as a sign that something is wrong (and go back to potassium restriction), or if I should just resume eating a normal amount of high-potassium foods (which happen to be among my favorite foods!) and hoping the problem eventually correct itself.
Any input is much appreciated.