How Does CKD Cause Hyperkalemia

2017-11-10 17:12

How Does CKD Cause HyperkalemiaHigh potassium called hyperkalemia is a medical condition in which you have too much potassium in your body. Moderate potassium is necessary for our body but too much potassium in your blood can be dangerous. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients often experience hyperkalemia. Well then, how does CKD cause high blood potassium?

If your kidneys does not work well, hyperkalemia occurs. Kidneys are responsible for balancing the amount of potassium. It is filtered by the kidneys and lost through the urine. In the early stage of kidney disease, your kidneys often make up for high potassium. But as kidney function gets worse, they may not be able to remove enough potassium from your body. Advanced kidney damage is a common cause of hyperkalemia.

You should take timely treatment for hyperkalemia. Because you may feel palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting. Sudden or severe hyperkalemia is a life-threatening condition.

How to treat high blood potassium in CKD?

Water pills or called diuretics

They work by making your kidney create more urine. Potassium is normally removed through urine.

Potassium binders

They are mixed with a small amount of water and taken with food. When swallowed, they bind to the extra potassium in the bowels and remove it.

Water pills and potassium binders are common medicines for high potassium level in blood. They only treat the symptom not the injured kidneys. This means once you stop or reducing medicines, your potassium level will elevate again. The radical therapy for hyperkalemia is to repair injured kidney tissues and improve renal function. Here we recommend Toxin-Removing Treatment. It is our characteristic Chinese medicine treatment in our hospital-Beijing Tongshantang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They first removes extra wastes like creatinine, urea and potassium from your blood to give you a clean blood environment. Then Chinese medicines can repair injured kidney tissues and improve renal function through dilating blood vessels, improving blood circulation, preventing inflammation and coagulation, degrading extracellular matrix and providing nutrients. In this way, hyperkalemia can be treated from the root.

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