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Good Morning,If one has a potassium level that is elevated

Customer Question

Good Morning,
If one has a potassium level that is elevated to
the point they need to see a Dr. , is there something
that can be given to them , like salt or sodium bicarbonate,
in the meantime?
If a person is having a life threatening issue and is refusing
to let anyone take them to a Dr. etc. etc what can be done?
I guess its better to have the person mad at you and alive
than dead and not mad at you......
Can hot peppers make the person sweat out the K?
Thank You for your help .
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Homeopathy
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 7 months ago.
Hello, I'm Dr Manos MD. Elevated serum potassium can cause heart rythym trouble and potentially fatal heart changes. The urgency depends on how high the level of potassium is reaching. There are many things that can cause it including kidney disease. The cause needs to be determined and treatment managed. If it's a little elevated then foods high in potassium should be avoided.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.

Hi, he is on both a beta blocker and an ace inhibitor, both of which raise k levels as I am sure you know. He was sick for days with nausea ,

difficulty breathing, hot and cold chills, coming out both ends, this went on for about 4 days , then he unwittingly started drinking my pomegranite

juice which has tons of k. Anyway he ended up being sick 6 days , w day 4 being when we figured out the k thing then started him on sodium and sodium bi carbonate h2o ....now hes fine . Thanks for your help. Have a great night.

Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 7 months ago.
Ok. Glad to help.