Hyperkalemia Topic Guide
Hyperkalemia (High Blood Potassium): Hyperkalemia is high potassium in the blood. Causes of hyperkalemia include diseases of the kidneys or adrenal glands, or some medications. Symptoms including muscle weakness, fatigue, tingling, or nausea may not appear until levels of potassium are extremely high. Treatment depends on the severity of symptoms.
Kidney Disease Twenty percent of people over the age of 20 years will develop chronic kidney disease in their lifetime. Chronic kidney disease causes are diseases of the kidney(s), diabetes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, Glomerulonephritis, polycystic disease, medications, and other conditions. Symptoms include: fatigue, nausea and vomiting, edema, itching, easy bruising, anemia, headaches, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, chest pain, and more. Treatment generally involves dialysis, or kidney transplantation depending on the condition of the patient and kidney(s).