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Chronic Kidney Disease and Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia is common in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, which should be treated to prevent progression into more severe conditions. Read on and find more information about the topic.

Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia means the blood potassium level is higher than the normal range. Any mild hyperkalemia should be treated as soon as possible, because the severe high blood potassium may lead to various serious results, such as cardiac arrest or even death.

How to treat hyperkalemia? To find the answer, we must to find the what causes this condition. If it is caused by Chronic Kidney Disease, it is necessary for you to read on the following content.

Chronic Kidney Disease and Hyperkalemia

Chronic kidney disease is a very common cause which should be responsible for hyperkalemia. Potassium is normally excreted by the kidneys, so disorders that decrease the function of the kidneys can result in hyperkalemia.

Furthermore, patients with Kidney Disease are especially sensitive to medications that can increase blood potassium levels. The following medicines are very common for patients with chronic kidney disease. However, each of them can increase the blood potassium levels. The medicines are: potassium-sparing diuretics, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs etc.

How treat the Hyperkalemia in CKD?

Treatment of hyperkalemia must be individualized based upon the underlying cause of the hyperkalemia. For patients with CKD, surely they are suggested to reverse the underlying kidney damage and try to avoid the mentioned drugs which can worsen they hyperkalemia.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is suggested here for it helps boost the blood circulation and repair the damaged kidney tissues, as well as improve kidney functions.

As long as the kidneys can work better, the hyperkalemia will be alleviated spontaneously. In addition, many herbs can work as natural remedy to replace these chemical drugs in patients with CKD.

If you need more information, you can leave a message below and we are glad to find the personal herb lists for you within 48 hours.

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