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Kidney Failure: How to Treat High Potassium in Blood

2014-08-04 15:49

For the patients with Chronic Kidney Failure, due to the damaged kidneys, a series of metabolism can disorder. And for some patients, they may experience high potassium in blood, which is dangerous for them. Thus, for kidney failure patients, how to treat high potassium in blood? The following article will give you the answer, if you have any unclear things, we hope you can send them to, and we will reply you soon.

Firstly, let us learn the dangers of high potassium in blood.

1. Cardiovascular symptoms

High potassium in blood can cause arrhythmia, because potassium can regulate muscle and nerve functions, as well as heart. Serious hyperkalemia may cause a complete heart block or ventricular fibrillation, which is life threatening.

2. Neuromuscular symptoms

When the potassium in blood is higher than normal, the patients can feel numb limbs, extreme fatigue, muscle soreness. When potassium level is up to 7 mmol/L, the patients can be weak and limp even asphyxia finally.

3. Other symptoms

All of the nausea, difficulty breathing, metabolic acidosis and muscle weakness also are the symptoms of hyperkalemia.

Now, we can see how terrible it is to suffer from high potassium in blood. Then, how to treat high potassium in blood?

First, you need to limit the potassium intake, and the foods rich in potassium have bananas, oranges, avocados, nectarines, spinach, tomatoes, yams, grains, nuts, yogurt and so on. Thus, you have to avoid these foods.

Second, if you are suffering from serious symptoms of high potassium in blood, some emergency treatments have to be applied. Hemodialysis is the fastest and most efficient treatment for it.

Last, Blood purification therapy and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy also are effective treatments for high potassium in blood caused by kidney failure, because they can repair the damaged kidney and purify blood.

Now, the dangers and treatments of high potassium in blood have been given, if you are one of the patients, we hope you can receive the early and effective treatments. If you are interested in our therapies, you can consult our online doctors and we are here to help you at any time. Best wishes!

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