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.


  • 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.


  • 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