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High Potassium Levels and Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

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Stage 4 chronic kidney disease is characterized by severe decline of kidney function. With declined kidney function, many symptoms will come along. Some patients are diagnosed with high potassium levels. Why there will be high potassium levels with stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

The causes of high potassium levels with stage 4 chronic kidney disease.

Potassium is one important electrolyte in our body. Kidneys are in charge of keeping balance of it by filtrate the excessive potassium in blood. When kidneys are damaged, they fail to discharge the extra potassium in the blood, resulting in high potassium levels in blood.

If you take in too much potassium through diet, the potassium levels can also increase, especially when you have kidney problems. The failed kidneys are not able to remove the extra potassium.

Some medicines can also cause high potassium levels if they take effect on kidneys, such as blood pressure drugs( ACE inhibitors).

How to deal with high potassium levels in stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

High potassium levels are the invisible killer of chronic kidney disease. Patients with high potassium levels may suffer from abnormal heart rhythm, slow heart rate and weakness. So if you are diagnosed with high potassium levels, you should take an immediate treatment.

You may be asked to eat a healthy diet to lower high potassium levels. Foods that rich in potassium should be avoided, such as bananas, apples, oranges, spinach, cucumber, tomato, potato, kelp and so on.

To lower high potassium levels, the root method is to improve kidney function. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is recommended to you. It is an externally used therapy with an osmosis device. The herbs can repair the damaged kidney cells and improve kidney function. For more information about this therapy, you can contact the online doctor and it is for free.

High potassium levels are the important issues for patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease. With no correct treatment, it will cause more damage to kidneys and even other organs. You can send your test report to, the kidney doctor will give you more detailed suggestions after knowing your illness condition.

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