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Hyperkalemia

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Risk Factors

Factors that may interfere with kidney function and lead to hyperkalemia include:
Kidney Damage
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Factors that may increase your intake of potassium include:
  • Excess potassium supplements
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • A diet that is high in potassium
Certain medication may increase potassium levels:
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Potassium sparing diuretics
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Beta blockers
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://www.aafp.org

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
http://www.aace.com

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism
http://www.endo-metab.ca

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

 

References


Hollander-Rodriguez J, Calvert J. Hyperkalemia. Am Fam Physician. 2006 Jan 15;73(2):283-290.


Hyperkalemia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 14, 2013. Accessed January 8, 2014.


Hyperkalaemia. Patient UK website. Available at: http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/hyperkalaemia. Updated November 12, 2013. Accessed January 8, 2014.


Potassium and the diet. Colorado State University website. Available at: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09355.html. Published March 2013. Accessed January 10, 2014.

 

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