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A 27-year-old male asked:

If someone had normal healthy kidneys and had potassium chloride supplement and level went from 4.5 to 6.0 would it be back to normal within 12 hours?

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Dr. Rafiq Harneker
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Kidneys excrete xs K: Sodium and potassium are very well controlled by the kidneys when they are working optimally and it should bring down potassium within a short time, unless there is a pH imbalance, or other conditions like diabetes, or other hormonal conditions. but it varies from 6-8 hours

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