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I have a potassium level of 5.39 is it very gh or manageable

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I have a potassium level of 5.39 is it very high or manageable
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Customer: I am highly diabetic and on Insulin my BUN ratio is 50 and urea as well creatinine and uric acid is within limits. I am hupertensive and also on 10mg of amlodpine and 10 mg of rifampril I also ytake 80 mg of aspirin
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 months ago.


A potassium level of 5.39 is manageable ...

Normal range of serum potassium is 3.5 to 5.0 mmol/ I....

I suspect that your doctor may treat you with a change in your blood pressure regimen to adjust your blood potassium level a bit ...

Adding certain diuretics may accomplish this ...

The ramipril can have some effect on your potassium vs sodium level but that is protective of your kidneys with history of diabetes

Keep journal of your blood pressure readings ( seated and at rest 10 minutes )

Folow up with your doctor

Your potassium level is mildly elevated and your doctor will prefer to see this within normal range again -- yes to that

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