Causes of hyperkalemia

Diagnosis and treatment of hyperkalemia

OF HYPERKALEMIA Causes of hyperkalemia are outlined in Table 1. Shifting of potassium from the cells to the extracellular space is a cause of transient hy-perkalemia, while chronic hyperkalemia in-dicates an impairment in renal potassium se-cretion. The following discussion is a guide to the approach to the hyperkalemic patient. Is the patient ...

November 11th,2019

Diagnosis and treatment of hyperkalemia

OF HYPERKALEMIA Causes of hyperkalemia are outlined in Table 1. Shifting of potassium from the cells to the extracellular space is a cause of transient hy-perkalemia, while chronic hyperkalemia in-dicates an impairment in renal potassium se-cretion. The following discussion is a guide to the approach to the hyperkalemic patient. Is the patient ...

November 11th,2019

Potassium Disorders: Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia

Diuretic use and gastrointestinal losses are common causes of hypokalemia, whereas kidney disease, hyperglycemia, and medication use are common causes of hyperkalemia. When severe, potassium