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LinkedInOVERVIEWTREATMENTSPECIALISTHigh potassium levels in the blood.Common CausesCommon CausesHyperkalemia is not always related to an underlying condition. It may be caused by:Blood pressure drugs such as ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, heparin, antibiotics, including amoxicillinCertain herbal supplements such as milkweed, Siberian ginseng, Hawthorn berriesBurns over a large part of the bodyHigh potassium diet including salt substitutesDehydrationRelated ConditionsRelated ConditionsSometimes hyperkalemia may signify an underlying health condition. These conditions include:Acute kidney injuryCommonA condition when an abrupt reduction in kidneys' ability to filter waste products occurs within a few hours or a few days. Symptoms include legs swelling and fatigue.Symptoms may include:NauseaHyperkalemiaChest painLoss of appetiteSwelling of the legs, ankles, and feetChronic kidney diseaseCommonA condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function. Early stages can be asymptomatic. Disease progression occurs slowly over a period of time.Symptoms may include:NauseaLoss of appetiteHyperkalemiaEdema- swelling of feet and ankleNeed to urinate more often, especially at nightHigh blood pressure (hypertension)Addison's diseaseVery rareA long-term endocrine disorder resulting from insufficient amounts of hormones released by the adrenal glands, a pair of walnut-sized organs above the kidneys.Symptoms may include:Extreme tirednessDarkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation)Weight lossHyperkalemiaLow blood pressureLow blood sugarAlcohol use disorderVery commonA chronic disease characterized by uncontrolled dependence on alcohol. It can include periods of alcohol intoxication and symptoms of withdrawal.Symptoms may include:Unsuccessful attempts to limit alcohol consumptionHyperkalemiaInefficient at work and schoolDiabetesSymptoms may include:Polyuria or frequent urinationPolydipsia or increased thirstPolyphagia or excess hungerUnusual weight gain/weight lossCuts or wounds that do not heal fastNumbness and tingling sensation in the hands and feetHyperkalemiaWhat are the treatment options?What specialists to consult?When to see a doctor?For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: Focus Medica.Learn moreSee moreWas this helpful?Start Health
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Hyperkalemia (High Potassium) American Heart …
(6 days ago) WebHyperkalemia is a higher than normal level of potassium in the blood. Although mild cases may not produce symptoms and may be easy to treat, severe cases of hyperkalemia that are left untreated can …
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(5 days ago) WebHyperkalemia is defined as a serum or plasma potassium level above the upper limits of normal, usually greater than 5.0 mEq/L to 5.5 mEq/L. While mild hyperkalemia is usually asymptomatic, high …