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What is hyperkalemia?

True hyperkalemia is described as increased potassium level in the blood. People at risk are those with renal failure, especially if they have a high dietary potassium intake or are taking additional medication that may predispose a person to develop hyperkalemia.

High potassium dietary contents
• Pinto Beans
• Raisins
• Honeydew melon
• Nuts
• Black-eye peas
• Collard greens
• Banana
• Tomato
• Oranges
• Milk

Severe hyperkalemia is a life threatening because it can cause EKG changes such as ventricular arrhythmias. It can also cause skeletal muscle weakness, even to the point of paralysis and respiratory failure.

Abbas Rabiei, M.D., F.A.S.N. practices Nephrology and Internal Medicine in Jupiter and West Palm Beach specializing in Hyperkalemia. Call 561-253-8121 today for an appointment!