Hyperkalemia Treatment and Management Guidelines

Potassium is one of the few electrolytes whose disturbances can be lethal. Hyperkalemia is defined when potassium levels in the blood rise above the normal permissible levels. Treatment guidelines for moderate and severe hyperkalemia vary with the severe degree being treated with utmost monitoring and aggressiveness. The aggressiveness of...

Hyperkalemia Symptoms and Warning Signs

Unless the rise in potassium level has been very rapid, symptoms of hyperkalemia are usually absent. And luckily, most cases are mild and are without any clinical signs though some patients may complain of muscle weakness. Symptoms become apparent when the potassium levels rise very high (typically 7.0 mEq/l...