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How to Deal with Low Potassium and High Creatinine Levels

2013-10-12 10:51

Low Potassium and High Creatinine LevelsWhat is going on with low potassium and high creatinine levels? Are they associated with kidney disorders? If so, how to deal with them safely and efficiently? Now follow us to find the answer.

What is going on with low potassium and high creatinine levels?

The normal potassium level is 3.5-5.0mmol/L. Low potassium level is defined as a potassium level below 3.5mmol/L. Potassium is a mineral in the body. Almost 98% of potassium is found inside the cells. Small changes in the level of potassium that is present outside the cells can have severe effects on the heart, nerve and muscles. However, the kidney is the main organ that controls the balance of potassium by removing excess potassium into the urine. Besides kidney disorders, dehydration, diarrhoea, excessive sweating are common cause of low potassium levels. If we only take kidney disorders into account, electrolyte disturbance causes low potassium level.

If we leave out other factors which can also influence creatinine levels, the appearance of high creatinine level can tell the impaired kidney function. As our kidneys have very strong compensatory ability, the creatinine levels will not increase until about 40-50% of kidney function is lost.

How to deal with low potassium and high creatinine level?

Foods with high potassium level and low-protein diet will be suggested to patients to help correct the abnormal numbers to a certain degree. If you are lack of the related information about diet suggestions, you are welcomed to tell us your potassium and creatinine level by leaving a message below or emailing to

Of course the best way to deal with low potassium and high creatinine levels is to correct electrolyte disturbance and recover renal function. Nowadays, treatments which are able to achieve this include Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Immunotherapy. If you need more information or have any follow-up questions, feel free to let us know.

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