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What Are The Treatment Options Of High Potassium Level

Time:  2014-01-18 03:41

What Are The Treatment Options Of High Potassium LevelWhat are the treatment options of high potassium level? For this question, the first thing you should know what causes your high potassium level. Potassium is vital for normal body functions, but too much can life-threatening effects on your body. Various thing can induce a high level of potassium. They include kidney impairment, adrenal dysfunction, tissue trauma, and certain medications. Well, in this article we will discuss high potassium level caused by kidney impairment.

Kidney impairment is the most common cause of a high potassium level. The kidneys are responsible for excreting potassium. However, if the kidneys are not functioning properly, they will not be able to excrete the potassium. Various disorders such as lupus nephritis, chronic renal failure and kidney transplant rejection will cause impaired kidneys and lead to a high potassium level. High potassium in the blood is called hyperkalemia. And high potassium level will lead to some of the following effects:

Nausea

Weakness

Numbness or tingling

Slow pulse

Irregular heartbeat

Heart failure

Sudden death

High potassium level may occur in people with advanced stages of chronic kidney disease. For people with stage 5 chronic kidney disease, dialysis is necessary to help regulate regular potassium. Dialysis is an effective treatment at removing excess potassium from the blood. However, dialysis can only alleviate your health condition temporarily while it can not treat it from the root. The root cause of high potassium is impaired kidneys, so you should take steps to treat your impaired kidney function. With this regard, immunotherapy may be a best choice for you. Immunotherapy is able to excrete excess potassium from the body and make you feel better. Detailed information on Immunotherapy can be found in our website, welcome your visit.

Of course, paying more attention to your daily diet does a lot to you. You should limit foods that are high in potassium, limit milk and milk products or replace with nondairy substitutes and discard liquids from canned fruits and vegetables.

Kidney impairment is the most common cause of high potassium level, so repairing your kidneys is the effective treatment for reducing high potassium level. As long as your kidneys are improved, the potassium level will be reduced relatively.

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