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How to Lower Potassium Levels in Patients with ESRD

2015-03-07 07:57

How to Lower Potassium Levels in Patients with ESRDWith ESRD, your damaged kidneys can not remove waste products from the blood and regulate the balance of electrolytes in the blood. Therefore, it is likely for you to suffer from high blood potassium level with ESRD. How to lower potassium levels in patients with ESRD?

Limit the intake of potassium

Food high in potassium can raise your blood potassium level further, so you have to limit those foods ,such as melons, organ juice, bananas, kiwi fruit, etc.

Pay attention to the medicine you take

Certain medications can also make it harder for the kidneys to remove potassium, for example, blood pressure drugs like ACEI and beta blockers, potassium-sparing diuretics, siberian ginseng, hawthorn berries. If you are taking those medications, you should talk with your doctor to change them into other kinds of medicines.

Use diuretics to remove potassium.

You may not be stranger to diuretics. They do not only help you expel fluid from the body so as to relieve swelling, but also remove potassium via the urinary tract to lower your blood potassium level.

Receive dialysis

In ESRD, dialysis is often suggested to eliminate waste products from the blood so as to reduce their damage to your body. After dialysis, your blood potassium level will come down.

Improve kidney function

The above ways are helpful, but they can not repair the damaged kidneys and improve kidney function. If you want to control blood potassium level from the root, you should set about solving the kidney problems. 4M treatment (Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Medicated Bath, Mai Kang Composition and Medical Soup) in Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital can dilate blood vessels and remove stasis so as to increase blood flow into the kidneys. They can also decompose immune complexes in the kidneys to eliminate kidney inflammation. Moreover, they can regulate blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood sugar so as to set up a good blood environment for kidney self-healing. After a period of treatment, your kidneys can regain their ability to remove potassium.

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