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What is the treatment for high potassium?

What is the treatment for high potassium?

Diet and drugs: First watch diet, then see if you are taking medicines that cause high potassium and get rid of them, then try to get rid of it in urine by diuretics or stool by lactulose. Sometimes it can be from low aldosterone harmone and you have to give fludrocortisone. If kidneys are not working, may need dialysis if levels are high. ...Read more

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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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What's the treatment for potassium deficiency?

What's the treatment for potassium deficiency?

Replacement: The body is very good at handling potassium. Virtually all potassium is in your cells not in your bloodstream. Unless you are taking diuretics, vomiting or having diarrhea, eat a very unusual diet or have hyperaldosteronism it is hard to drive your k+ down to dangerous levels. Most low k+ is artifact or transient alterations. Treatment is oral or IV potassium replacement depending on severity. ...Read more

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What is the treatment to get potassium up to hyperkalemia besides bananas?

What is the treatment to get potassium up to hyperkalemia besides bananas?

Potassium rich foods: Include bananas as you said, citrus fruits including oj, potatoes, tomato sauce/paste including ketchup, and squash. Medicine will need to be given by your doctor since potassium otc is suboptimal to do the job due to the need for a higher dose and need for blood level frequent check. There are meds and water pills that your doctor can use to boost your potassium level too. ...Read more

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I have been told that I have high potassium in my blood what does this mean and what is the treatment?

I have been told  that I have high potassium in my blood what does this mean and what is the treatment?

It depends: If it's not crazy high, and if your kidneys work fine, they will fix it faster & more safely than drs can. It also may be a lab error from red cell breakage if stored wrong b4 testing. If over about 6.5 or kidney problems, then follow your dr's advice on how to lower it. ...Read more

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My potassium reading is 5.2 mmol/L during treatment with zestril (lisinopril) 10 mg daily?

A bit high: Zestril (lisinopril) is an ACEi and it may cause potassium to be a bit high. Your level is not that high, I would ask your doctor to repeat it in a week to see if it's still high. I would keep high-potassium food intake in moderation. ...Read more

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I have hypokelimia. Potassium deficiency. I body looses potassium daily. Is there ne permanent treatment of this?

I have hypokelimia. Potassium deficiency. I body looses potassium daily. Is there ne permanent treatment of this?

More info needed: The top two places the body losses potassium are the gut or the kidney. Kidney losses are hormone related or acid/base related. Gut losses are usually related to loose stools or vomiting. There are medications to address either scenario, but at age 24 it is probably more important for you long term to find out why this is happening. Talk to your doctor, if he/she isn't sure.. See a specialist. ...Read more

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Potassium lvl of 2.8 w/ 80 meq of potassium a day? Takes spirolactone, trimeterine and others for chf. Causes for this? Treatment options?

Potassium lvl of 2.8 w/ 80 meq of potassium a day? Takes spirolactone, trimeterine and others for chf. Causes for this? Treatment options?

Lasix (furosemide)?: This is clearly a abnormal. Potassium losses like this have to be distinguished between GI losses from diarrhea or renal losses. A trans tubular potassium gradient can help. ...Read more

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Lvl of 2.9 w/ 120 meq of potassium a day? Use spirolactone, trimeterine and others for chf. Causes for this? Treatment options? Dose is upped monthly

Need more eval: Sounds like you may have another cause of low potassium. Not sure if ur on other potassium-losing diuretics, but you're on at least some that are potassium-sparing. There are some other problems that can lead to potassium loss (ex. Some kidney & adrenal problems), that can also lead to hypertension and other problems. Probably should have some additional testing by your doctor. ...Read more

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