Published on December 18th, 2018 | by Michaelw0
How to Manage Potassium Levels
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In this video: how to tell if your potassium is too high or too low, how to manage potassium levels and how to use potassium to balance sodium levels.
Most kidney patients have either too low potassium or too high potassium. When chronic kidney disease is present, or there’s a kidney damage of any kind, including acute kidney failure, the chances of having the wrong potassium levels are very high and very dangerous. depending on the stage of kidney disease you may be prone to hyperkalemia, meaning too much potassium, or hypokalemia, too little potassium Potassium is very important, it’s an essential mineral for your health and is also an electrolyte The body uses potassium to conduct the electricity needed for several vital functions, like nerve signals and muscle contraction, including those of the heart. This means that a severe unbalance in the potassium levels can even cause the heart to stop. More on how to prevent this in this video.