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How to Lower Potassium Level for IgA Nephropathy Patients

2018-09-21 15:03| Font Size A A A

How to Lower Potassium Level for IgA Nephropathy Patients
Question:
I have IgA Nephropathy, and my potassium is high. Can you help me lower my potassium?

Answer: Potassium is an essential nutrient in our body, but when kidneys fail to work normally, excess potassium will retain in the blood, leading to high blood potassium. Without timely control, it may threaten your life. Here are some ways to help you bring down your potassium.

-Diet

You had better follow a diet low in potassium. Foods high in potassium such as melons, oranges and bananas should be avoided.

-Medication

If your blood potassium level is very high, you can take some medications. For example, diuretics, which can help rid your body of extra potassium. They work by making your kidney create more urine. Potassium is normally removed through urine. When you have meals, you can also take potassium binders, which can bind to the extra potassium in the bowels and remove it.

-Dialysis

If potassium level is far beyond the normal range, and it can not be under control with the above ways, you may have to start dialysis. Dialysis can filter extra potassium and other wastes from body. But once you start dialysis, you may have to live on it forever.

-Toxin-Removing Treatment

All the above methods can only temporarily lower your potassium level. To get a long-term effect, you should repair kidney damage and restore renal function. This treatment is a systemic treatment to increase urine output, improve bowel movement and make you sweat so as to remove potassium and other wastes out of body. It can also restore the balance of anti-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory cytokines to reduce renal inflammation and control the disease from getting worse. Moreover, it can improve blood circulation and increase blood flow into kidneys so that oxygen, nutrients, vitamins and active ingredients of medicine can be transported into nidus to speed up kidney recovery. After about one week’s treatment, you will see floccules in urine, which are those wastes. After about half month’s treatment, high blood potassium, high creatinine, high uric acid level and high BUN will go down. After about one month’s treatment, IgA Nephropathy will be under control.

How to lower potassium level for IgA Nephropathy patients? The above information is just for reference. You had better talk with your doctor about the exact treatment plan. If you need our help, please leave a message below or contact online doctor. We are glad to share more information with you.

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