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What Are The Acceptable Potassium Levels In A Patient With Chronic Kidney Disea
3.5 to 5.0-5.5: Generally, the potassium should be kept within normal limits just as for a person without renal disease. Most labs have a normal range of 3.5 on the low end and may be anywhere from 5 to 5.5 on the high end. Potassium is less well eliminated by patients with kidney disease and generally with advanced kidney disease, the potassium intake must be reduced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have chronic kidney disease, what can I do to prevent my potassium levels from getting too high?
Low K diet: Potassium is a chemical element that is needed for many metabolic processes like cellular function in the human body. People with ckd are at risk for developing higher levels of potassium because the damaged kidney can not excrete as much potassium as a normal kidney. Should try to avoid high potassium foods like bananas, tomatoes or orange juice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is potassium level of 5.5 a worrisome sign.what medicine and lifestyle can one do to reduce it.is it a sign that kidneys not functioning well.pls help?
Need more info...: One-time high potassium needs to be repeated if other electrolyes and serum creatinine are within normal range. Besides, it is important to correlate one single test with your overall clinical profile. So, ask your doctor since s/he knows more about you than anyone online. Best wish... ...Read more
Does high level calcium and potassium mean kidney problems?Only mildly elevated. Going for recheck
Not necessarily: Good idea to recheck labs, as often minimally abnormal studies the result of improper handling of the blood specimen, causing hemolysis. ...Read more
Potassium is chronically low (3.0) when its checked. ECG shows flattened T waves. Kidneys are functioning normally. What could cause this?
Usually it means: that you are losing too much potassium from either your GI tract or in your urine. It's very uncommon for hypokalemia(low potassium) to stem from poor dietary intake. There are multiple hormonal issues that can cause this and primary issues with the kidney(with noted intact creatinine clearance). Due you have any other metabolic issues like alkalosis ? ...Read more
Potassium level was 6.6, in hospital and went down to 5.0, now elevated a little again, do kidneys recover from this & any foods good that can help?
Other way around: Potassium (K+) levels vary from hour to hour based on intake via food and supplements. Its the kidneys job to eliminate excess and prevent loss when K+ is low. K+ range outside of approx 2 to 8 is not compatable with life and the 1st effect will be to stop your heart. A dammaged kidney may not effectively regulate K+ but isn't injured by K+. To reduce K+ reduce foods high in potassium. ...Read more
Other than kidney, adrenal, or dietary issues are there other causes for high potassium? My levels stay around 5.5 and nobody can find any problems.
Potassium: Potassium blood concentration is regulated automatically by many systems but the function of the kidney in its control is most vital. Too little k+ cause weakening of all body muscles. Too much k+ can cause muscle and heart trouble and even stops the heart . Among chemicals not being regulated properly anymore is k+. Ammonia we cannot eliminate can also weaken the muscles and mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Love to eat potassium rich diet daily 5000 mg ( 5 bananas, dates, apricot)but my potassium level is no more than 3.2. Is this kidney issue. Feedback.?
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