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Hyperkalemia (cont.)

Prevention

It is not possible to prevent the majority of causes of hyperkalemia. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following your healthcare professional's instructions for management of any chronic medical conditions can help slow or prevent progression of many diseases that may be associated with hyperkalemia.

Outlook

The outlook for hyperkalemia is variable and is largely dependent on the severity of the condition as well as the overall health status of the patient and the presence of any related symptoms or chronic medical conditions.

Medically reviewed by Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, MBA, FAAFP; Diplomat American Board of Family Medicine


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/24/2014

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