Hyperkalemia is an abnormally high level of potassium in the blood. Hyperkalemia symptoms include nausea, fatigue, tingling sensations, or muscle weakness.Hyperkalemia may also cause no symptoms. Hyperkalemia treatment may include a low-potassium diet, medications, and intravenous glucose and insulin. Causes of hyperkalemia include kidney dysfunction, medications, adrenal gland diseases, and potassium shifts.Read more: Hyperkalemia (High Blood Potassium) Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Article
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