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high potassium levels and kidney failure

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: There are a tremendous number of variables that go into the determination of patient needs. A blanket statement about a problem that may or may not re ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
40 years experience Pharmacology
Not necessarily: Not necessarily, best to follow up. Sometimes corrected with diet and supplements. Slight fluctuations do not indicate failure, but more the need for ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What is the eGFR?: A person with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of near 30 would be in chronic renal failure but would still have normal electrolytes.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
For high potassium: Potassium is likely to be high in advanced chronic kidney disease. Potassium can also be high in certain other conditions. Potassium restricted diet i ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Potassium. : Most foods contain potassium and low potassium foods are allowed in kidney failure. Some foods that are low in potassium are apples, all kinds of berr ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
16 years experience Family Medicine
Watch it: if you have had extensive work up and seen a nephrologist and reviewed your meds, I would just keep monitoring it. normal is what 65% of population ha ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
29 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney dysfunction: High potassium and urea levels usually suggests that there may be kidney dysfunction, however these abnormalities must be analysed in context with ove ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Low K diet: Potassium is a chemical element that is needed for many metabolic processes like cellular function in the human body. People with CKD are at risk for ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Difficult to say.: The best test for determining a cyst or tumor by imaging is a ct scan with contrast. If your kidney function is poor, this may not be possible since c ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
HIgh potassium level: Factitious hyperkalemia (fh) is caused buy potassium (k) leaking from the intracellular space while taking a sample of blood. Other causes are the rup ... Read More
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