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What Should Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Do With High Potassium Level

Time:  2014-02-12 01:38

What Should Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Do With High Potassium LevelPotassium level can change for a few reasons. It could be a medication problem or a kidney-related problems. Kidneys are responsible for regulating potassium levels in your body, and when you have chronic kidney disease, the kidneys fail to regulate potassium level, chronic kidney disease patients always have high potassium level. What should chronic kidney disease patients do with high potassium level?

For chronic kidney disease patients, food choices help control high potassium level.

1. Check the label of any salt substitute, because they often contain potassium chloride rather than sodium chloride. Besides, salt-free bouillon also can contain potassium chloride. You should avoid these.

2. Avoid high potassium fruits and vegetables

The foods with high potassium level are oranges, bananas, apricots, orange juice, kiwi, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, spinach and cooked beans.

3. Choose some low potassium foods

Low potassium foods include apples and apple juice, cranberry juice, canned fruit, blueberries, pineapples, cabbages, strawberries, plums and cauliflower.

4. Some Chinese herbs with diuretic function

Some Chinese herbs can be used as natural diuretics to increase urine output so as to excrete excess potassium level out of the body. In this way, high potassium level can be lowered to some extent. The diuretic Chinese herbs include dandelion, ginger, and juniper which are for diuretic purpose.

5. Improve kidney function by Chinese medicine therapy

The root cause of high potassium level is kidney dysfunction, so restoring damaged kidney tissues and improving kidney function is urgent for kidney disease patients. Hot compress therapy, medicated bath, foot bath, acupuncture and other effective Chinese medicine therapies can not only remove excess potassium level but also restore damaged kidney tissues as well as improve kidney function. Only when kidney function is improved can potassium level be regulated in a balanced level.

You may need more specifics than I am giving you according to your future blood tests. In that case, feel free to leave me a message to chinesemedicinekidney@hotmail.com or directly talk with our online doctors.

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