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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.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Hyperkalemia.
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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.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hyperkalemia may include:
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hyperkalemia. Some of these are listed below :
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.
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.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hyperkalemia may include these symptoms:
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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.
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Hyperkalemia as a symptom include:
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)
The list of organs typically affected by Hyperkalemia may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Hyperkalemia mentioned in various sources:
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:
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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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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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hyperkalemia based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
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 :
Subtypes of Hyperkalemia:
Severe hyperkalemia (8 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Hyperkalemia:
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