Too high potassium in blood, what does this mean?
My mom went for a blood test the other day and the doc said she has a high level of potassium. My mom has high blood pressure. So what does this actually mean?
So the level of potassium in blood indicates how good the kidney is functioning?
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A potassium level that is too high or too low can be dangerous. Abnormal potassium levels may cause symptoms such as muscle cramps or weakness, nausea, diarrhea, frequent urination, dehydration, low blood pressure, confusion, irritability, paralysis, and changes in heart rhythm.
High blood potassium levels may be caused by damage or injury to the kidneys that prevents them from removing potassium from the blood normally.
High blood potassium levels can also be caused by conditions that release potassium from the body's cells into the blood. These conditions include severe burns, crushing injuries, heart attack, and diabetic ketoacidosis.
Excessive use of potassium supplements can also cause high levels of potassium in the blood.
Excess acid in the blood increases potassium levels by causing the potassium within the body's cells to eak?out of cells and into the blood.
Some medications, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, can cause high potassium levels.