Hyperkalemia

ExitCare ImageHyperkalemia means you have too much potassium in your blood. Potassium is a type of salt in the blood (electrolyte). Normally, your kidneys remove potassium from the body. Too much potassium can be life-threatening.

HOME CARE

  • Only take medicine as told by your doctor.

  • Do not take vitamins or natural products unless your doctor says they are okay.

  • Keep all doctor visits as told.

  • Follow diet instructions as told by your doctor.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • Your heartbeat is not regular or very slow.

  • You feel dizzy (lightheaded).

  • You feel weak.

  • You are short of breath.

  • You have chest pain.

  • You pass out (faint).

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.