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Is A Potassium Level of 5.6 Serious for Kidney Patients

2014-07-29 03:51

Is A Potassium Level of 5.6 Serious for Kidney PatientsOne of your kidney function is to regulate electrolyte balance in your body. When your kidneys can not function well, this balance will be broken up. Is a potassium level of 5.6 serious for kidney patients?

Let’s learn more information about potassium.

Potassium is an important component of body. The proper level of potassium is essential for normal cell functions. Besides, potassium has other functions. For example, it can counteract the effect of sodium so as to reduce water retention and lower blood pressure. A normal potassium level is between 3.6 and 5.2 mEq/L or mmol/L. Potassium level of 5.6 is just a little higher than the normal level, but it indicates that there is kidney function impairment. If you do not pay attention to the potassium level, it will increase. Having a blood potassium level higher than 7 mmol/L can be dangerous and requires immediate treatment. Too much potassium in blood can cause abnormal heart rhythm, slow heart rate, weakness, etc.

How to regulate potassium level?

To control potassium level, you should avoid food high in potassium, such as bananas, dark leafy greens, baked potatoes, yogurt, avocados, etc. The basic way to lower potassium level is to improve kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is to penetrate the active ingredients of Chinese herbs into the damaged kidneys through skin with the help of osmosis devices. This therapy can dilate blood vessels and block blood clotting to improve blood circulation and improve ischemia and anoxia in the kidneys. It can also eliminate immune complexes and inflammatory factors from the blood to prevent further kidney damage. Besides, it can degrade extracellular matrix to stop kidney fibrosis. All of these function helps kidney self-healing. With the improvement of kidney function, potassium level and some other kidney function indicators will return to normal. If you have any other questions about our treatment, please contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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