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Hyperkalemia: Introduction

Hyperkalemia: Abnormally high levels of potassium in the blood. See detailed information below for a list of 110 causes of Hyperkalemia, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hyperkalemia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hyperkalemia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hyperkalemia

Home medical tests possibly related to Hyperkalemia:

Causes of Types of Hyperkalemia:

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Hyperkalemia: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hyperkalemia, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hyperkalemia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hyperkalemia may include:

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Stories from Users for Hyperkalemia

Real-life user stories relating to Hyperkalemia:

Message Boards for Hyperkalemia

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Diagnostic tests for Hyperkalemia:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hyperkalemia. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure ( postural lowering of blood pressure with Addison's disease)
    • Examine for signs of Addison's disease such as dehydration; dull grey-brown pigmentation in the mouth (around the molars), hands and in new scars; loss of body hair
  • Blood tests
    • Ensure tourniquet used to collect blood is not excessively tight as this can cause elevated potassium
    • Full blood count ( elevated white cells and platelets may cause elevated potassium)
  • more tests...»

Hyperkalemia: Animations

Medications or substances causing Hyperkalemia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hyperkalemia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Hyperkalemia:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Hyperkalemia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • ACE inhibitor and ACE Inhibitor interaction
  • ACE inhibitor and Potassium-sparing diuretic interaction
  • ACE inhibitor and Potassium Supplement interaction
  • Amiloride and ACE Inhibitor interaction
  • Apo-Amilzide and ACE Inhibitor interaction
  • Midamor and ACE Inhibitor interaction
  • Moduret and ACE Inhibitor interaction
  • more interactions...»

Hyperkalemia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hyperkalemia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hyperkalemia

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hyperkalemia. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Hyperkalemia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hyperkalemia

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Hyperkalemia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Hyperkalemia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hyperkalemia as a symptom include:

Definitions of Hyperkalemia:

Abnormally high potassium concentration in the blood, most often due to defective renal excretion. It is characterized clinically by electrocardiographic abnormalities (elevated T waves and depressed P waves, and eventually by atrial asystole). In severe cases, weakness and flaccid paralysis may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Higher than normal levels of potassium in the circulating blood; associated with kidney failure or sometimes with the use of diuretic drugs
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Abnormally high potassium concentration in the blood, most often due to defective renal excretion; characterized clinically by electrocardiographic abnormalities; in severe cases, weakness and flaccid paralysis may occur.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Hyperkalemia:

The list of organs typically affected by Hyperkalemia may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Hyperkalemia

The list below shows some of the causes of Hyperkalemia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hyperkalemia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hyperkalemia. Of the 110 causes of Hyperkalemia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 108 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hyperkalemia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hyperkalemia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hyperkalemia:

The following list of medical conditions have Hyperkalemia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Hyperkalemia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hyperkalemia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Hyperkalemia?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hyperkalemia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Hyperkalemia:

    Potassium levels raised (plasma or serum), Hyperkalaemia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hyperkalemia:

    Subtypes of Hyperkalemia:

    Severe hyperkalemia (8 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Hyperkalemia:

    Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Electrolyte balance symptoms (300 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hyperkalemia:

    Acidosis (149 causes), Adrenal cortex insufficiency, Amiloride, Arsenic trioxide, Arsenicals, Autoimmune adrenalitis, Blood transfusion and complications, Burns, Captopril, Cilazapril, Crush syndrome

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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