Is a high potassium level harmful to the kidneys?

Ist ein hoher Kaliumspiegel schädlich für die Nieren?

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1. is a high potassium level harmful to the kidneys?

The technical term for a high potassium level is hyperkalemia. The most common cause of high potassium levels is taking too many supplements over a very long period of time and taking medications that decrease blood flow to the kidneys. This prevents the kidneys from excreting adequate amounts of potassium. The rapid movement of potassium out of the cells and into the blood causes the kidneys to become overloaded. Hyperkalemia can be detected and treated by measuring the potassium level in the blood. To do this, the doctor will need the entire medical history and medication slip in addition to the laboratory results. Hyperkalemia is treated with medications to increase potassium excretion.

    2 What is the daily requirement of potassium?

    The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a daily intake of about 4000 milligrams of potassium for an adult. Children up to 10 years of age need half the amount of an adult, i.e. the requirement is about 2000 milligrams. For breastfeeding women, the recommended amount of potassium is about 4400 milligrams, as they have to provide for their child through their mother's milk.

    3 How does potassium work?

    Potassium takes over many tasks in the human organism:

    • Transmission of nerve impulses
    • Maintaining the balance of electrolytes
    • Muscle work
    • Heart function
    • Regulation of blood pressure
    • Structure of body structures
    • Signal transmission
    • Normal muscle function

    4. potassium in the form of food supplements

    If you want to increase a potassium level that is too low with a dietary supplement, you should definitely pay attention to the form of the active ingredient and its origin. Potassium capsules are particularly suitable for increasing potassium levels. They are very well tolerated and are utilized by the body to a high degree. The preparation should also not contain any chemical additives such as microcrystalline cellulose. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product has also been produced safely and is of high quality.

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    5. conclusion: Is a high potassium level harmful for the kidneys?

    High potassium levels are harmful to the kidneys. The rapid movement of potassium out of the cells and into the blood causes the kidneys to become overloaded. The reason for high potassium levels is taking medications that reduce blood flow to the kidneys. In addition, long-term intake of too much potassium in the form of supplements can also trigger high potassium levels. This can be lowered again with the use of medication.

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