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What's your opinion on treating high potassium?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid high potassium

Try and keep potassium in normal range.
Severely high potassium affecting heart rhythm is an emergency.

In brief: Avoid high potassium

Try and keep potassium in normal range.
Severely high potassium affecting heart rhythm is an emergency.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on cause

Most causes of high potassium are related to decreased kidney ability to excrete potassium in the urine.
This coupled with increased intake will cause problems including heart rhythm issues. First, treat the cause/kidney disease. If can't, restrict potassium intake e.g. Potatoes, tomato sauce, broccoli/squash, oranges, bananas, raisins. Some meds help like diuretics, fludro-cortisone, & kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate).

In brief: Depends on cause

Most causes of high potassium are related to decreased kidney ability to excrete potassium in the urine.
This coupled with increased intake will cause problems including heart rhythm issues. First, treat the cause/kidney disease. If can't, restrict potassium intake e.g. Potatoes, tomato sauce, broccoli/squash, oranges, bananas, raisins. Some meds help like diuretics, fludro-cortisone, & kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate).
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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