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How to Lower High Potassium Caused by Kidney Failure

2016-08-30 07:48

How to Lower High Potassium Caused by Kidney FailureWhen kidneys fail to work, it is likely for you to suffer from electrolyte disturbance, for example, high potassium level. Too much potassium in your blood can lead to dangerous, and possibly deadly, changes in heart rhythm. Therefore, importance should be attached. How to lower high potassium caused by kidney failure?

-Low potassium diet

Bananas, mushrooms, avocado, kiwi fruit and so on are high in potassium, so you had better avoid them in the daily.

-Stop the medicine that causes high potassium

Some medicines are associated with high potassium, such as potassium-sparing diuretics, ACRI, ARBs, beta-blockers, heparin and so on. If you are taking those medicines for your disease, you had better talk with your doctor to change them.

-Take medicine to remove excess potassium

Medicine such as diuretics, sodium polystyrene sulfonate and veltassa can help remove potassium from your body via urinary tract and digestive tract so as to lower blood potassium.


If the above ways can not help you, dialysis can be started. It can help cleanse potassium from the blood to lower it. But once you start dialysis, it is difficult for you get rid of it.

-Chinese medicine

In Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, Chinese medicine therapies are often used to regulate electrolyte disturbance, for example, medicated foot bath, medicated full bath, enema therapy, steam therapy, circle therapy, etc. They can not only eliminate waste products including the excess potassium from the blood, but also draw toxins out of the renal cells. Besides, they can expand blood vessels and remove stasis to improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into damaged kidneys so that oxygen, nutrients and active ingredients of medicines can be transported into kidneys to speed up kidney recovery. After about half month’s treatment, your blood potassium level will come down. After about one month’s treatment, your kidney function will improve. With the improvement of kidney function, your blood potassium level can be controlled well.

How to lower high potassium caused by kidney failure? Hope the above ways can help you. If you have any other questions on kidney failure, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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