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Treatment for Hyperkalemia in End-Stage Renal Disease

2013-11-12 09:56

Hyperkalemia in End-Stage Renal Disease, hyperkalemia, End-Stage Renal DiseaseHow to treat hyperkalemia in End-Stage Renal Disease? To manage hyperkalemia well is something urgent, meanwhile we should not ignore the treatment for End-Stage Renal Disease. As a End-Stage Renal Disease patient with hyperkalemia, the following information can be helpful.

Hyperkalemia is defined as a serum potassium concentration greater than approximately 3.5-5.5mEq/L. Levels higher than 7mEq/L can lead to significant hemodynamic and neurologic consequences, whereas levels exceeding 8.5mEq/L can cause respiratory paralysis or cardiac arrest and can quickly be fatal. Here we will mainly talk about the hyperkalemia caused by impaired kidney function.

The kidneys normally remove excess potassium from the body. Most cases of hyperkalemia are caused by disorders that reduce the kidneys’ability to get rid of potassium. End-Stage Renal Disease is the last stage of chronic kidney disease, it means the most advanced kidney damage with glomerular filtration rate (GFR) level of 15ml/min or less. Nearly all of the kidney function has already been lost, which makes hyperkalemia can become a common symptom in End-Stage Renal Disease.

The common treatment for hyperkalemia in the clinic

If the patient has only a moderate elevation in potassium level and no ECG abnormalities, treatment include increasing potassium excretion using a cation exchange resin or diuretics and correcting the source of excess potassium.

In patients with severe hyperkalemia, treatment is as follow: identify and remove sources of potassium intake; correct severe metabolic acidosis with sodium bicarbonate; IV glucose and insulin infusion to enhance potassium uptake by cells; consider beta-adrenergic therapy, etc.

The best treatment for hyperkalemia in End-Stage Renal Disease

Emergency dialysis for patients with potentially lethal hyperkalemia that is unresponsive to those measures mentioned above or with End-Stage Renal Disease. Though very efficient can dialysis treatment be sometimes, it is not a long-term method. If you are interested in dealing with hyperkalemia in End-Stage Renal Disease by recovering renal function and then making kidneys work normally again, you are recommended to click Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Stem Cell Therapy.

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