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Doctor insights on: How Asthalin Nebulization Helps To Treat Hyperkalemia

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Why asthalin is given to treat hyperkalemia?

Why asthalin is given to treat hyperkalemia?

Is that so?: I am not aware of asthalin / salbutamol being used for this. Is there perhaps a miscommunication? ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Hyperkalemia (Definition)

Hyperkalemia in an elevated potassium level in the blood. It can be mild to severe. The most common causes are kidney disease, Addison's disease, dehydration, and multiple drug therapies. It can occur in crush injuries and rhabdomyolysis (rapid breakdown of muscle) or hemolysis (breakdown of blood cells). Severe hyperkalemia can be fatal and cause the heart to stop beating or become very slow. It is usually treated by resin exchange agents (Kayexalate or others) or dialysis and fluids. Sometimes glucose, Insulin and sodium bicarbonate can be utilized as ...Read more


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What ia the mininum time between 5mg vials of salbutamol on the nebulizer?

What ia the mininum time between 5mg vials of salbutamol on the nebulizer?

Salmeterol: If salmeterol (seravent) is the medication you are referring to, it should only be used twice a day or every 12 hours. More frequent use can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Initial stage of cough. Can I use nebulizer with saline alone or with salbutamol?

Initial stage of cough. Can I use nebulizer with saline alone or with salbutamol?

Mgt: For an infant nasal saline to keep the passages clear is important. If there is a history of asthma, please use the salbutamol. If you are treating bronchiolitis saline can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you use to treat hyperkalemia?

What do you use to treat hyperkalemia?

See below: Treatment of hyperkalemia involves a series of interventions. The first one is usually administration of ca gluconate IV to stabilize the heart. After this, glucose and Insulin can be administered to shift potassium into cells. Sodium polystyrene sulfate is administered orally or via an enema to bind potassium and remove it from the body. Dialysis is used in the setting of kidney failure. ...Read more

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How can hyperventilation treat hyperkalemia?

Acid-base: Hyperventilation drives the carbondioxide from the lungs, so you develop respiratory alkalosis which causes hypokalemia (low potassium).If someone has hyperkalemia and hyperventilation, they probably have some other underlying cause like metabolic acidosis which could be due to several reasons like severe diarrhea, kidney failure, infection. These are only few and one should consult nephrologist. ...Read more

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Does a salbutamol overdose need treatment? If so, how is it treated?

Does a salbutamol overdose need treatment? If so, how is it treated?

Overdose: If you overdosed on your salbutamol you could experience more severe side-effects. Actual harmful overdose is rare. Your next course of action depends on how much you took and what your symptoms currently are. Treatment is directed at symptom control (if you get higher blood pressure then do you need meds to lower it for a short while. Etc). ...Read more

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What is a symptom of hyperkalemia?

High Potassium: This is defined as a serum potassium level above 5.5 meq/l.

The danger is in changing the resting membrane potential of the heart muscle cells, making them more easily excitable. This makes arrhythmias more likely. This is unlikely to happen unless the potassium is > 6.5 meq/l.

The heart may skip beats or transition into a lethal rhythm. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Hyperkalemia?

The tests for Hyperkalemia include:: Basic metabolic panel, Bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) Chloride, Electrocardiogram, Fractional excretion of sodium, Potassium, Urine potassium with creatinine, Urine chloride, Sodium, Aldosterone. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hyperkalemia?

What is the definition or description of: hyperkalemia?

High potassium level: Most labs will define normal as serum potassium of 3.5 to 5.. Some may increase the upper limits to 5.2 but anything above 5.5 is clearly abnormal. ...Read more

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My hyperkalemia leve is 5.6. What types of food should I avoid?

My hyperkalemia leve is 5.6. What types of food should I avoid?

This website: Has a good list of potassium rich foods to limit or avoid:
http://www. Momswhothink. Com/diet-and-nutrition/foods-high-in-potassium. Html

if your kidney function is normal, you shouldn't have a high potassium unless you're on certain meds. For both issues, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is hyperkalemia related to chemotherapy?

Is hyperkalemia related to chemotherapy?

Not necessarily: The start of chemo may cause hyperkalemia in certain cancers (leukemias, lymphoma).
Certain chemo can affect the kidneys causing hyperkalemia. But chemo is not always related to hyperkalemia. ...Read more

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Can hyperkalemia cause bradycardia?

Can hyperkalemia cause bradycardia?

See below: An extremely elevated level of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia) can cause a slow heart rate (bradycardia) and even cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

Hyponatremia: The answers to your questions cannot fit in allotted space. For the causes of hyponatremia go to this link:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/causes/con-20031445

for the causes of hyperkalemia go to this link:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/hyperkalemia/basics/causes/sym-20050776

good luck. ...Read more

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Would renal failure result in hypo- or hyperkalemia? Why?

Depends: Many factors contribute to serum potassium levels including residual kidney function, diuretic use, potassium intake, GI potassium loss (i.e. diarrhea), and acid/base status. It is possible to see high or low serum potassium levels in patients with renal failure but hyperkalemia (high potassium) is more commonly observed in patients with advanced renal dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get hypokalemia for it to change into hyperkalemia?

Nephrologist: Potassium balance is tightly regulated by the kidneys, so any potassium disorder implies some derangement in potassium handling. It is unusual to have low potassium (hypokalemia) if the food intake is normal and it is unusual to have hyperkalemia (high potassium) if you have normal kidney function. So if you have any of these problems, you must consult nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can hyperkalemia and hypernatremia occur at the same time from IV fluid?

Possibly: Electrolyte abnormalities are common in hospitalized patients and can result from multiple factors. They often result from a patient's underlying condition. Intravenous fluid composition could also play a role. You should discuss with your doctor for specific answers in a specific situation. ...Read more

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What are the effects of hypo and hyperkalemia on an ecg?

What are the effects of hypo and hyperkalemia on an ecg?

Electrical: The concentration of sodium outside and potassium inside cells is important to the resting membrane charge on the cell surface. This has implications specifically for heart muscle cells (arrhythmia).
The potassium concentration has to get below 3mmol/l or greater than 6.0 mmol/l before this would be expected.
Low potassium can also cause regular muscles to feel weak. ...Read more

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Hyperkalemia leads to bradycardia or tachycardia?

Hyperkalemia leads to bradycardia or tachycardia?

Electrolytes: Hyperkalemia can caus several ECG abnormalities. First one may see "peaked t waves". Ventricular ectopic beats (pvc's) as well as tachycardia may develop. If untreated the rate can slow and a "sine wave pattern" which is a wide slow wave form that is a pre-terminal rhythm. Hyper kalmia is a medical emergency that needs to be treated rapidly. ...Read more

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Is hyperkalemia dangerous?

Hyperkalemia: Hyperkalemia can be dangerous. It is not just the level that is important, it is how quickly the potassium (k) was raised. Patients with chronic kidney disease can walk around with a k of 5.5 with no problems, as their hearts are used to that k level. Auto accidents can cause acute elevations of k in normal people and they can have some problems by going from a k of 3.8 to 5.1. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Hyperkalemia?

The symptoms of Hyperkalemia include:: Confusion, Diarrhea, Lethargy, Vomiting, Weakness, Abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more

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How many types of hyperkalemia are there?

How many types of hyperkalemia are there?

Types of Hyperkalemi: 1. Excessive intake.
2. Excessive release from cells.
3. Ineffective elimination by kidneys.
4.Pseudohyperkalemia during taking blood in the lab.
5. Potassium given during execution by lethal injection. ...Read more

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Please explain why someone with hyperkalemia would be given?

Please explain why someone with hyperkalemia would be given?

See below: Treatment of hyperkalemia involves a series of interventions. The first one is usually administration of ca gluconate IV to stabilize the heart. After this, glucose and Insulin can be administered to shift potassium into cells. Sodium polystyrene sulfate is administered orally or via an enema to bind potassium and remove it from the body. Dialysis is used in the setting of kidney failure. ...Read more

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How can glucose help hyperkalemia?

How can glucose help hyperkalemia?

It's the insulin: Insulin shifts potassium from the bloodstream into cells. In order to give this safely to a patient with hyperkalemia, glucose is also given. Otherwise, the serum glucose level may drop too low in the process of the Insulin moving potassium intracellularly. ...Read more

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How does rhabdomyolysis cause hyperkalemia?

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. ...Read more

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What causes Hyperkalemia in Addison's disease?

What causes Hyperkalemia in Addison's disease?

Distal tubule: In the absence of aldosterone and its like from the adrenal cortex, the proximal tubule has some mechanisms that ordinarily waste sodium and hang onto potassium. This will get you started. ...Read more