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I had a physical and they sent me a letter saying my

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I had a physical and they sent me a letter saying my potassium is a little high. What do they mean, what can happen and what am I supposed to do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

high potassium can be serious and can affect your heart and electrical signals in your heart

you need to see your doctor right away and get your potassium down.

there is a new drug called Veltassa, which is a powdered medication that patients mix with water and take by mouth

and works by binding potassium in the gastrointestinal tract, decreasing its absorption

you should make sure you are drinking enough water

you need to make sure your kidneys are working properly

you need to see a doctor to get your potassium back down.

do you have a doctor you can see?

how high was your potassium?