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.
Acute Kidney Failure Kidney failure, or the ability of the kidneys to filter water and waste is caused by prerenal, postrenal, or renal problems with the kidney(s). Symptoms of kidney failure include: decreased urine production, confusion, fatigue, lethargy, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, problems concentrating, edema, and a metallic taste in the mouth. Treatment for kidney failure depends upon the cause.