1 doctor weighed in:

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?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified,
26 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available