Factors that contribute to hyperkalemia
Conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and heart failure contribute to hyperkalemia.
Certain medications can cause you to develop hyperkalemia.
High potassium foods may throw off your electrolyte balance and lead to hyperkalemia.
Our first consultation with you involves discussing your overall health as well as your goals.
We recommend an appropriate treatment for hyperkalemia, and then provide support and management that promotes your health.
How a Nephrologist Will Help with Hyperkalemia
Hyperkalemia refers to a condition where your potassium levels are too high, and one of the root causes is kidney disease. Kidney Consultants of El Paso works with patients to maintain their kidney health in order to prevent this serious complication. Our treatment strategies include medications as well as diet changes that reduce the amount of potassium intake in order to preserve kidney health.
Our Treatment Process
Schedule an Appointment
If you are at risk for hyperkalemia, it is essential that you schedule an appointment with our team.
We perform a full evaluation of your kidney health as well as your electrolyte levels to determine the proper treatment.
We begin your treatment, and then consistently monitor the results over time, making any changes as necessary.
How Hyperkalemia is Treated
Reducing your intake of high potassium foods can reduce the severity of hyperkalemia.
Hyperkalemia can be treated using regular insulin injections.
Other medications such as calcium glutonate or albuterol may be prescribed.