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Would dialysis be needed for high potassium levels?

Would dialysis be needed for high potassium levels?

Yes: If the kidneys are not working and you are not making urine, and the potassium is very high dialysis would be needed to remove potassium. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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What guidelines for potassium and sodium should I follow when cooking a dinner for someone on dialysis?

What guidelines for potassium and sodium should I follow when cooking a dinner for someone on dialysis?

Keep it low: For a person on dialysis, they need to have a low potassium and low salt diet. Dialysis patients can not regulate potassium and salt very well, so they need to minimize these minerals in their diets. If they have too much dietary salt and potassium, cardic issues and and an elevated bood pressure can occur. ...Read more

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Do dialysis patients usually have high potassium?

Dialysis Potassium: Yes, it is very common for dialysis patients to develop elevated potassium levels. The kidneys normally excrete potassium, so patients with renal failure will have a tendency for their potassium levels to rise. The dialysis machine removes excess potassium from the body, just like the kidneys do. Taking a diet low in potassium is helpful in keeping potassium levels controlled. ...Read more

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Was told I have renal failure and cretin level 7, can I avoid dialysis. I am on a very heavy diet avoiding sodium, potassium, protin?

See a nephrologist: Only a kidney specialist can address this question. The underlying cause of your renal failure is likely going to factor in to the answer. With a creatinine of 7 you should already be seeing a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Hello professionals! Thank you in advance. My father, 75 yearly male with c.O.P, CHF is now having kidnney failure with creatine levels high, potassium ok. What else besides dialysis is rec?

Hello professionals! Thank you in advance. My father, 75 yearly male with c.O.P, CHF is now having kidnney failure with creatine levels high, potassium ok. What else besides dialysis is rec?

Follow MD advice: Every case is different, so it would be impossible to say specifically what is best for your dad. However, it is extremely important that he follow the advice given him by his doctor, especially regarding dietary & fluid restrictions, medications prescribed, exercise as tolerated, and smoking cessation if applicable. Many patients are able to avoid dialysis for years by doing this. ...Read more

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My father has hepatitis C (genome1) - 1 kidney - creatanine @ 9.1 - uric acid @ 11.2 - anemic - pottasium @ 6 - want to avoid dialysis - please help?

My father has hepatitis C (genome1) - 1 kidney - creatanine @ 9.1 - uric acid @ 11.2 - anemic - pottasium @ 6 - want to avoid dialysis - please help?

Avoiding dialysis?: It does not seem you father can avoid dialysis with a creatinine of 9.1 and a potassium of 6. You did not mention his co2 and that should be low as well. If your father does not start dialysis within the next few days, he runs the risk of death due to a high potassium level. In my opinion, if he wants to live, he needs to start dialysis as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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When someone who undergo dialysis for almost 6-7 years and 61 years old women. She had high pottasium. Which types of treatment better? Is it operate?

Complex: The potassium elevation likely due to the renal failure being treated by dialysis. For specific advice talk to her treating doctors. Dialysis does not replace kidneys all that well but does prolong life for awhile. ...Read more

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Is too much potassium bad?

Is too much potassium bad?

Yes: High potassium can lead to numerous problems and could be very dangerous and life threatening. Potassium level in the body is very tightly regulated. Intake of extra dietary potassium may be excreted by the kidneys if healthy however intake of extra potassium without doctor's orders is not recommended. ...Read more

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What raises potassium levels?

What raises potassium levels?

Foods or salt subst: There are plenty of high potassium containing fruits & vegetables like bananas or spinach. Potassium salt substitute is another way to raise level. ...Read more

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Potassium low, how to fix this?

Hi potassium food: Hi potassium intake is the way to go. Eat citrus, tomato, banana, melon, peach, apricot, potato, meats, and similar juices. Figure out why potassium is low. Fix root cause, as you can. Get MD help. ...Read more

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Why is potassium is important?

Why is potassium is important?

See below: Potassium has many critical functions throughout the body. The following 2 websites give details as well as good sources in diet: http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/potassium-000320.Htm
http://www. Natural-health-information-centre. Com/potassium. Html. ...Read more

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What are normal potassium levels?

What are normal potassium levels?

Blood potassium: In blood, the normal range is 3.6 mg/dL to 5.4 mg/dL. Labs that run these tests typically report a normal range. If you look at a group of healthy individuals, the potassium level in the vast majority will fall between 4.0 to 4.4. ...Read more

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What are the best sources of potassium?

Fruits and nuts: Good dietary sources include dried fruits, especially apricots, fresh fruits, especially melon, oranges and bananas, nuts, especially almonds and pistachios, and parsley. If a true deficiency is present, potassium in pill form is best. For life threatening deficiency, or in patients that cannot eat intravenous potassium is indicated. ...Read more

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What foods have phosphorus and potassium?

Lots of food: Phosphorous and potassium are a part of many foods. The question is usually how much. High phosphorous foods include seafood, meats, bread and dairy products. Common high potassium foods include potatos, bananas, beans and many fruits. ...Read more

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What are some foods that have potassium in it?

Fruits and veggies: Cantelope, oranges, bannanas, watermelon, tomatoes. Potatoes, . ...Read more

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My levels are 60 for potassium should I be worried?

NOT POSSIBLE: EITHER YOU MEAN SIX AND THAT IS SUPER HIGH

OR YOU MIGHT MEAN AMOUNT IN THE URINE NOT THE BLOOD.

PLEASE VERIFY THE INFORMATION ...Read more

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High potassium symptoms?

Depends on how high: When it gets high enough your heart stops. But more commonly high potassium can give you palpitations or sometimes no symptoms at all. Regardless of whether you have symptoms, the cause should be investigated and treated promptly. ...Read more

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Is the potassium a nutrient?

Is the potassium a nutrient?

Mineral: Potassium is an essential mineral used for many functions in your body. It is not a nutrient - that is it contains no energy and your body cannot use it for fuel. But your body needs it critically and without adequate amounts you could get in serious trouble. However, it is a rare diet that lacks enough potassium. ...Read more

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Is acesulfame potassium safe?

Acesulfame potassium: Yes it is safe! Please go to Wikipedia and learn how safe it is. Relax! ...Read more

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Does tea have potassium in it?

Low: Tea has potassium but its considered low potassium beverage. ...Read more

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Is Acesulfame Potassium safe?

Most likely: An artificial sweetener more common in europe than in the US. Despite some un sanctioned claims that it is a carcinogen, the FDA and similar british agency Deem it safe, and discounts carcinogicity. It is probably best to avoid if you are attempting to loose weight as it has the potential to raise insulin levels, stimulating you to crave more food, similar to how diet sodas prevent weight loss. ...Read more

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What does high potassium mean?

Higher than normal: Usual lab potassium normal range is 3.8--5.0. May be slightly different from laboratory to laboratory. Any potassium level above that is considered high and has to be evaluation. Potassium above 5.5 meq/l is usually considered critically high. ...Read more

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Does lemomade contain potassium?

Lemonade/Potassium: Yes. Lemonade powder is very high in potassium. Some packets contain 120 mg of the salt. ...Read more

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Is a blood potassium of 4.7 high?

JUST BARELY: Many potential causes, most of them benign. Sometimes, re checking it is all that's needed. ...Read more

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Does watermelon contain potassium?

Yes: Two cups of watermelon pieces provide 320 mg of potassium

read more: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/524990-potassium-in-bananas-and-watermelons/#ixzz2jfk2r3hz. ...Read more

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What to do to lower high potassium?

What to do to lower high potassium?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. If you have high potassium problems, you must consult nephrologist.
Please see this website for info on low potassium diet.
http://www. Kidney. Org/atoz/content/potassium. Cfm. ...Read more

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What are some potassium-rich snacks?

What are some potassium-rich snacks?

High K+ Food List: Many different types of food have high potassium and a list can be found at:

https://www. Kidney. Org/atoz/content/potassium ...Read more

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Does potassium of 3.2 make you tired?

Possibly: Normal potassium levels are 3.5 to 5.5 a level of 3.2 can certainly cause symptoms including feeling tired. This can be serious. Y. ...Read more

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Is vitimin e good to lower potassium?

Vit E and postassium: Vitamin e does nothing to promote the elimination from the body. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Klorvess (Definition)

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