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Hyperkalemia in Dialysis Patients

2013-12-26 17:27

Hyperkalemia is a disorder in which the level of potassium is higher than normal.It is very dangerous and even can be life-threatening.What is the cause of hyperkalemia in dialysis patients?

Causes of hyperkalemia in dialysis patients

Potassium is an important mineral in body.It plays a vital role in maintaining bone and never health.Also,it is crucial to keep the muscle function well.Cardiac muscle is an vital part of muscle of the body.If the level of potassium is higher than normal,it will cause very serious complications like irregular heartbeat and even heart failure.

Potassium is a kind of small molecular waste product.It is normally filtered out of body by kidneys.However,in Kidney Failure,the diseased kidneys fail to eliminate potassium from body. High levels of potassium will build up in body, thus resulting in hyperkalemia.

How to deal with hyperkalemia in dialysis patients?

Generally,dialysis can remove the extra potassium from blood, thus relieving hyperkalemia effectively.However,if dialysis does not function well,a large amount of potassium will linger in blood.

If so,you should report it to your doctor and ask him/her to adjust the treatment. In addition, it is important to cut down potassium consumption in daily diet.

However, the underlying cause of hyperkalemia is reduced renal function and kidney damage.Therefore,to control the condition fundamentally,the patients should have a treatment to restore the impaired kidney structure and enhance renal function.

Stem Cell Therapy is an effective treatment for people on dialysis.Stem cells are a group of undifferentiated cells with powerful differentiating capacity.In right condition,they can differentiate into various kinds of body cells and tissues.In treating kidney failure,stem cells can divide into renal functional cells to replace the impaired and necrotic cells.If the kidney structure can be restored, they will function better to eliminate potassium and other waste products from body. If so, the hyperkalemia will be controlled fundamentally.

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