A 42-year-old member asked:
How does rhabdomyolysis cause hyperkalemia?
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Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Cell Bursting: The majority of your potassium resides inside your cells. When rhadomyolosis (destruction of your muscles) occur, then these cells burst. When these cells burst, the all of the potassium is released into your bloodstream. Now you have hyperkalema.
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