Symptoms, conditions and causes

Why do I have high blood potassium levels?

Hyperkalemia is a condition in which you have too much potassium in your body. One thing to know is that this is a very rare condition. Let’s take a look at the potential reasons behind it.

Symptoms (if condition is severe):

  • Palpitations

  • Tiredness

  • Numbness

  • Abnormal heart rate

  • Shortness of breath

  • Muscle pain/weakness

Typical remedies for this condition:

  • Calcium

  • Insulin

  • Dextrose

  • Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)

Cause #1: Addison’s disease

Addison’s disease is an autoimmune condition (meaning that the immune system attacks your own healthy body cells). It is connected to your adrenals. Adrenals are stress-regulating glands and if they are burned out due to constant high amounts of stress and inability to recover from stress they can cause a lot of problems. In that condition you will lose a lot of salt. If you are severely deficient in salt, this can create different hyperkalemia symptoms, because sodium and potassium need to be kept in correct ratios in your body.

Remedies:

  • Avoid potassium-rich foods

  • Consume sea salt

  • Take vitamin B1 (nutritional yeast)

  • Take long walks outside (at least 45 minutes)

  • Get plenty of quality sleep (take naps if needed)

  • Avoid people/things that stress you out

  • Exercises regularly (don’t overtrain)

  • Take Panax ginseng

  • Do acupressure techniques to relieve stress in your adrenals. (Watch this video)

  • You can also take my Adrenal & Cortisol Support

  • You can also take my Adrenal Stress Advanced Formula

Cause #2: Advanced kidney disease

If you have kidney damage or disease it can result in hyperkalemia. This is because in such a condition your kidney would not be able to filter out excess potassium as it should. Supporting your kidneys should help with this condition; healthy kidneys can remove excess potassium through your urine. Temporarily avoid consuming potassium while treating your kidneys.

Remedies:

  • Eat lower quantities of vegetables (which contain potassium)

  • Consume sea salt

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet; pay attention to potassium amounts

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

  • Consume astragalus

  • If you have kidney stones consume citrates

  • Consume vitamin D

  • Avoid GMO foods

Other causes:

  • High blood pressure meds

  • NSAIDs

  • Ace inhibitors

  • Beta blockers

  • Potassium-sparing diuretics

  • Addison’s disease

Last updated: Jun 26, 2023 14:18 PM