Hyperkalaemia (high potassium level in the blood)

September 2, 2018

In hyperkalemia, the potassium level in the blood is too high. A high potassium level has many causes, u. a. Kidney disease, drugs that affect kidney function, and the consumption of too much potassium supplements. Normally, an excess of potassium must be severe before it leads to symptoms, mainly cardiac arrhythmias. Doctors usually detect a potassium excess in blood tests or an electrocardiogram for other reasons. Treatment includes reduction of…