When you have hyperkalemia, you have too much potassium in your blood. You can lower your potassium levels with diet, medicine, or both.

What Your Doctor May Recommend

Your doctor or health care provider will help you create a treatment plan that’s right for you.

You may need to follow a diet that’s low in potassium. You may need medication that helps take extra potassium out of your body and keep it from coming back. Or you may need both.

“An individualized approach is best,” says Ankur Shah, MD, a nephrologist at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, RI. Everyone’s different, so…


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