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Is Potassium Level of 5.36 a Concern

2015-08-02 01:27

Is Potassium Level of 5.36 a ConcernNormal potassium level in the blood is 3.5-5.0 mmol/L. So potassium level of 5.36 is indeed a concern of you. The medical name of this condition is hyperkalemia. I can give you some suggestions to reduce potassium level. Read this article and you will find the answer.

Cause of 5.36 mmol/L potassium level

You get potassium from foods. The kidneys remove excess potassium in the urine to keep a proper balance of this mineral in the body. Therefore, Chronic Kidney Disease is the most common cause of hyperkalemia.

If kidneys do not work properly, they cannot filter extra potassium from the blood or remove it from the body. A hormone called aldosterone tells the kidneys when to remove potassium -- as well as sodium. Diseases that decrease the production of this hormone, such as Addison's disease, can lead to hyperkalemia.

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Symptoms of potassium 5.36

There are often no symptoms with a high level of potassium. When symptoms do occur, they may include:

-Nausea

-Slow, weak, or irregular pulse

-Shortness of breath

-Sudden collapse, when the heartbeat gets too slow or even stops

Treatment to reduce potassium 5.36

● Change your diet

-Limit or avoid asparagus, avocados, potatoes, tomatoes or tomato sauce, winter squash, pumpkin, and cooked spinach

-Limit or avoid oranges and orange juice, nectarines, Kiwis, raisins, or other dried fruit, bananas, cantaloupe, honeydew, prunes, and nectarines

-Avoid taking salt substitutes if you are asked to eat a low-salt diet

● Improve kidney function

You can take traditional Chinese herbs that can purify the blood and increase blood circulation. Therefore, kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to function adequately to filter extra potassium. According to almost 30 years of clinical practices, herbal medicines is very safe for patients to reduce potassium 5.36.

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