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Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia is one o the most common body electrolyte disorders that affects a greater part of the population. The condition is marked by elevated levels of potassium ions in the body plasma over the normal range of 3.5-5 mEq/L. In most cases, levels getting to over 8mEq/L can be very fatal and needs to be addressed in the shortest time possible.


Implications associated with elevated Potassium ion levels


Potassium ions play a major role in homeostasis, maintenance of membrane potential and in transmission of action potential during nerve impulse transmission. Being the major intracellular cation, its concentration also affects concentration of the extra-cellular cations such as sodium ions monitored by the K/Na pump. Once the potassium levels are elevated, the normal body physiology is disrupted and is often indicated by muscle weakness, metabolic acidosis, cardiac arrhythmia, malaise and palpitations.


Some of the common causes of hyperkalemia include renal disorders, some types of medications, mineral corticoid deficiency disorders and excessive release of potassium ions due to tissue necrosis, massive hemolysis or tumor lysis syndrome.

Product Category Recommendation: Musculoskeletal Health  Multivitamins


Words from our in House Expert:

dr.-dave-bordered.jpgDr. Dave States: This is a problem with balance within the system in general.  Proper mineralization and vitamin building is the first line of defense against this condition.  Feeding the system is generally needed when this reacts in this elevated way.  Many different products site wide will help normalize the system in general.

 

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