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Can dehydration cause a buildup of potassium in electrolyte blood tests without any other signs of kidney damage in tests?

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Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Dehydration

If you become dehydrated enough the blood flow to the kidneys can decrease and kidney failure can occur. If the kidney failure is bad enough and if one is on certain medications such as potassium, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, spironolactone high potassium can occur. With dehydration the kidneys are not damaged and will recover with hydration.

In brief: Dehydration

If you become dehydrated enough the blood flow to the kidneys can decrease and kidney failure can occur. If the kidney failure is bad enough and if one is on certain medications such as potassium, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, spironolactone high potassium can occur. With dehydration the kidneys are not damaged and will recover with hydration.
Dr. Stuart Winkler
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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Yes

yes. it can. nephrologist can figure out the exact electroyte disturbance that causes high potassium in dehydrated states

In brief: Yes

yes. it can. nephrologist can figure out the exact electroyte disturbance that causes high potassium in dehydrated states
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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