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What Causes High Potassium Levels In The Blood?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017
Question: What are the symptoms and causes of high potassium in the blood
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello. The symptoms are none usually

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. High levels of potassium in blood usually is asymptomatic. Only when levels reach very high to cause heart rate abnornality,then only it can cause palpitations.
High potassium is most likely due to kidney failure, drugs side effect or due to excessive strenous exercise leading to muscle breakdown.
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What Causes High Potassium Levels In The Blood?

Brief Answer: Hello. The symptoms are none usually Detailed Answer: Hello dear. High levels of potassium in blood usually is asymptomatic. Only when levels reach very high to cause heart rate abnornality,then only it can cause palpitations. High potassium is most likely due to kidney failure, drugs side effect or due to excessive strenous exercise leading to muscle breakdown. Thanks