What Are the Signs of High Potassium?

Q:
What are the signs of high potassium?

A:
High potassium (Hyperkalemia) is a medical term used to describe the potassium level in your blood which is much higher than normal. Normally, your blood potassium level is 3.6 to 5.2 millimoles per liter (mmol/L). When you have high potassium, your blood potassium level may be higher than 6.0 mmol/L which is very dangerous.

Possible signs of high potassium are as follows.

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Paralysis
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)

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