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How to Lower High Potassium Due to Kidney Failure

2013-03-07 16:55

how to lower high potassium in kidney failureHow to lower high potassium caused by kidney failure? Potassium is one of the essential trace elements of our body and it helps our muscle work well. Potassium level has a close relationship with kidney function and for people with kidney failure, they suffer from high potassium more.

How does kidney failure cause high potassium level in the blood?

Kidneys have function to maintain electrolyte balance. When we ingest too much potassium at one time, excessive potassium is filtered and discharged with urine by our kidney. However, once kidneys are injured, they fail to work properly, as a result of which, excessive potassium level can not be removed, which can lead to high potassium level in the blood directly.

What are the damages of high potassium level in the blood?

The normal potassium level in the blood is 3.5-5.0 (mEq/L) and when potassium level in the blood is higher than the normal range, hyperkalemia will be diagnosed. With hyperkalemia, kidney failure patients may suffer from various symptoms like weakness, tiredness, tingling sensations, natura, slow heartbeat and weak pulse. What is the more, high potassium level in the blood indicates kidneys have been damaged seriously and already lose their ability of helping patients maintain a normal life. Under such a condition, various terrible conditions can be caused by kidney failure.

How to lower creatinine level due to kidney failure?

Since kidney is responsible for keeping a normal potassium level, improving kidney function will help kidney failure patients to lower their potassium level. Immunotherapy is a new treatment for kidney failure. It combines western medicines and estern medicines and show great treatment effects. According to clinical studies, kidney function can be improved effectively with kidney failure and as long as kidney function gets improved, much more potassium are discharged and potassium level in the blood decreases at the same time.

Besides, aside from improving kidney condition, kidney failure patients with high potassium level also need to avoid foods like banana and salmon. By reducing potassium intake and increasing discharge of potassium, high potassium level caused by kidney failure can be lowered effectively.

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