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My potassium is high and I always feel sick but my kidney function is fine why?

My potassium is high and I always feel sick but my kidney function is fine why?

Addison's disease: Well, insufficiency of the adrenal glands can cause a high potassium and would also make you feel bad. Kind of a rare entity but that is what comes to mind. You need to see a dr. To be tested for that. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What does high potassium mean? All other bloods fine including kidney function.

What does high potassium mean? All other bloods fine including kidney function.

HIgh potassium level: Factitious hyperkalemia (fh) is caused buy potassium (k) leaking from the intracellular space while taking a sample of blood. Other causes are the rupture of red blood cells in the test tube which elevates k levels. Fh is seen with increased platelets in a person's blood. If you were not acidotic, and have a normal, for age, creatinine level, i suspect you had fh causing your high k reading. ...Read more

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I have read different things about taking bystolic (nebivolol) & losartan together causing potassium issues should i be concerned? My kidney function is great!!

I have read different things about taking bystolic (nebivolol) & losartan together causing potassium issues should i be concerned? My kidney function is great!!

Probably not: I agree there is a small chance of elevated potassium levels(hyperkalemia) with these two medications, if you have no kidney dysfunction or other medications predisposing you to elevated potassium levels you should be fine. Nonetheless you healthcare provider you should be monitoring your for elevated potassium levels, particularly when you just start taking these medications. ...Read more

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Is potassium good for patient who has kidney disease or impaired renal function?

See answer: Patients with impaired renal function have difficulty getting rid of potassium. As kidney function worsens (GFR ...Read more

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Low potassium, 2.9. Awaiting kidney function test taking supplement 3x day and since starting have crampy feeling down one calf. Poss connection?

Yes,,: Your crampy feeling in your calf is one of the initial symptoms of hypokalemia or low blood potassium. Of your kidney function is lessened, that can be a cause, or if you're taking a diuretic it can also result in loss of potassium. You might need a potassium sparing diuretic like spironolactone to help stop the loss. It would be wise to see your doctor about your kidney tests and this. ...Read more

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Why have I been told that I have high potassium and low function kidneys. I have normal creatinine. what is wrong with me.

Why have I been told that I have high potassium and low function kidneys. I have normal creatinine. what is wrong with me.

Creatinine: If you have a normal creatinine by definition your kidney function should be normal Although creatinine is based on muscle mass If you have low muscle mass having a so called normal creatinine you still could have abnormal renal function ...Read more

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A cancer blood marker test done, result is kidney not functioning great, &also potassium is high! also have spot above rt kidney on CT scan, .Possib?

A cancer blood marker test done, result is kidney not functioning great, &also potassium is high! also have spot above rt kidney on CT scan, .Possib?

Kidney cancer: There is no serum blood test to detect kidney cancer. In addition, patients with kidney cancer, depending on tumor location, usually have normal kidney function. The "spot" seen on ct was likely described by the radiologist with an impression of what that abnormality represents. You should discuss these findings with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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26 f, microscopic hematuria detected inconsistently in urine tests. Blood tests show kidney function is fine. Should i be worried/see a urologist?

26 f, microscopic hematuria detected inconsistently in urine tests. Blood tests show kidney function is fine. Should i be worried/see a urologist?

Constant hematuria: If you have no urinary tract infection, you need go to a urologist to assess your urinary tract. You will need a renal ultrasound and probably an intravenous pyelogram to see if there are any problems with your kidneys. If these studies show no problem, you will need to have the urologist do a cystoscopy so your urinary bladder's wall can be visualized to see if you have any abnormalities there. ...Read more

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My creatinine is 105 gfr is 82 i dont have diabetes or high BP.how can i improve kidney function.should i be worried?

My creatinine is 105 gfr is 82 i dont have diabetes or high BP.how can i improve kidney function.should i be worried?

How do you FEEL?: If you're a reasonably well-muscled young man, that creatinine is normal. The GFR's estimates are subscientific; I believe they've been added to make people think they need to take unnecessar medicines. There's even a racial adjustment "because black people are more muscular." When I was lifting weights daily, I was suddenly a kidney case. I'm not and I bet you are not either. ...Read more

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Potassium (Definition)

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