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What happens when your potassium level is too high

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Eating foods high in potassium will effect the body by increasing the potassium in the blood.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Potassium: Yes. A normal kidney excretes dietary potassium. But if you have low potassium, then increasing diet potassium is necessary. And your serum levels wil... Read More

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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely: If your kidneys are good, you will, excrete extra. Would take a basketful of tomatoes to affect! even taking potassium pills, it is slow to raise po... Read More
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
High potassium level: Your ability to raise your potassium (k) level depends on your kidney function. At 78, you probably have some degree of chronic kidney disease (ckd). ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high pota... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
May be error: Elevated potassium can be cause by any number of things. A common cause of a blood sample that wasn't prepared correctly. If the blood sample was he... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
It will not affect: As long as you are drinking fluids,fasting will not affect your Pottasium level.You do have mild Hyperkalemia and needs to be followed by a Nephrologi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Dehydration: Yes your potassium and your bun/creatnine ratio could be affected.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Hyperkalemia effects: High blood potassium levels, hyperkalemia, (h) can lead to abnormal heart rhythms. Moderate h can produce ekg changes (ekg is an electrical reading of... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
High andLow Potasium: Both are abnormal, high pottasium may be due to taking pottasium orally.Certain medicines like ace inhibiters, arbs, or kiney insufficiency.Low pottas... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Alkalosis, shift: Hyperventilation causes low carbondioxide levels causing resp alkalosis.Alkalosis drives the potassium from extracellular fluid to intracellular compa... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
Anti-Aging Medicine 48 years experience
Nature of BP...: 59 y/o says, For BP on a Metoprolol 25 and Rampril 2.5 combo. Potassium level was high so took Rampril off and went to Amlodopine. BP changes a lot. ... Read More

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