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.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs when a person with diabetes becomes dehydrated. Causes of diabetic ketoacidosis include infection, missed insulin, or newly diagnosed diabetes. Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include excessive thirst, vomiting, confusion, dry skin, dry mouth, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, and more. Treatment is includes fluid and insulin replacement with possible hospitalization.
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