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Hyperkalemia in Stage 5 CKD: Cause and Treatment

Hyperkalemia in Stage 5 CKD: Cause and TreatmentHyperkalemia is one of phenomenons of electrolyte disturbance which can lead to damage to the myocardium and skeletal muscle, even more serious, which can lead to the sudden cardiac arrest. Especially for Stage 5 CKD patients, hyperkalemia is the complication bothering them a lot and Stage 5 CKD patients need pay more attention to the complication. This article will have a analysis about the cause of hyperkalemia and introduce some treatment suggestions.

The factors of influencing hyperkalemia in Stage 5 CKD:

1. The more intake of potassium: patients eating more foods rich in potassium are easy attacked by hyperkalemia.

2. Serious kidney damage: the mainly extra potassium are supposed be excreted out body by the kidney, when the kidney are injured, especially for stage 5 CKD patients, the potassium will accumulate in digestive tract and blood, leading to hyperkalemia.

3. RAAS: most of the CKD patients will take ACEI/ARB to delay the development of their diseases. These medicines can inhibit the secretion of aldosterone, however the low aldosterone can cause hyperkalemiar.

4. Metabolic acidosis: acidosis can cause the potassium in cells transferring out of the cells, leading to hyperkalemia.

5. Diabetes: CKD patients caused by diabetes are easy attacked by hyperkalemia than other kinds of CKD patients.

The treatment for hyperkalemia in Stage 5 CKD:

1. Dialysis: dialysis is the most common way to remit the complications and symptoms caused by CKD. It can remove the extra elements out of body and balance the human body. Sometimes with a timely dialysis, it can save patients’ life. But without a repair of the injured kidney, patients also suffer a lot.

2. Kidney transplant: it is no doubt it is the best choice for Stage 5 CKD patients to solve all problems, however the expensive afford and suitable renal source bothered patients always.

3. Traditional Chinese Medicine: it is Chinese herbs-majored. Though many traditional therapies the active substances in medicine can enter into body with many ways, such as steaming, medical bath, smearing, acupuncture, hot compress, foot bath, enema and so on. The medicines has the functions of expending blood vessel, promoting blood circulation, removing blood clots and cleaning toxins and the purpose of the treatment is remitting the complications caused by CKD and improving the life quality.

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