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Eating These 7 Drugs Can Cause High Blood Potassium for Kidney Patients

2018-07-21 14:12| Font Size A A A

Eating These 7 Drugs Can Cause High Blood Potassium for Kidney Patients
For kidney patients, eating these 7 drugs can cause high blood potassium (hyperkalemia). In severe case, it can cause sudden heart arrest.

Hyperkalemia is a common complication of chronic kidney disease, especially renal failure. Potassium is closely related to the heart, which is related to the safety of the patient's life. High blood potassium can cause heart failure and even lead to cardiac arrest in severe cases. Meanwhile, hyperkalemia is one of the indications that patients with uremia must undergo dialysis treatment.

A well-functioning kidney excretes potassium from food through urine so as to maintain its normal level. However, when kidney function is impaired, the kidney is blocked from potassium excretion. As a result, potassium accumulates in the body, leading to hyperkalemia easily.

Therefore, one factor must be considered by renal failure patients: whether it will lead to high blood potassium; When serum potassium is elevated, it is necessary to discontinue its use.

Which kind of medicine can cause hyperkalemia?

1. ACEI or ARBs. They are the most commonly used antihypertensive medicine.

2. Mineralcorticoid recept antagonist, such as eplerenone, spirolactone, etc

3. NSAIDs: Aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc

4. Heparin, ketoconazole, etc

5. Potassium-sparing diuretics, such as spironolactone, aminophenidine, amilol, etc

6. Immunosuppressant: cyclosporin or tacrolimus

7. Beta receptor blockers: atenolol, metoprolol, sotalol hydrochloride, propranolol hydrochloride, cavidilol hydrochloride, etc

Besides medications, some foods high in potassium can also cause high blood potassium level, such as bananas, oranges, cantaloup, honeydew, apricots, grapefruit, some dried fruits, etc. Therefore, you had better reduce them intake to avoid hyperkalemia.

The reason why blood potassium increases is that your kidneys are not able to filter excess substances from body. Therefore, to fundamental way to solve this problem is to repair kidney damage and restore renal function. Here we recommend you to try Toxin-Removing Treatment, also known as Detoxification Therapy. This treatment can cleanse the blood, improve blood circulation and provide nidus with enough essential elements to help your damaged kidneys and restore their function.

-After about one week’s treatment, you will see floccules in urine, which are those wastes being passed out.

-After about half month’s treatment, your high creatinine, BUN, uric acid, potassium and so on will decline.

-After about one month’s treatment, your kidney disease will be under control, and renal function will get improved. And then potassium can be discharged out naturally.

Now you know these 7 drugs can cause high blood potassium for kidney patients, so you had better talk with your doctor if you have to use them. For more information on CKD, please leave a message below or contact online doctor.

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