Whatsapp: 008615033420788

Online DoctorContact UsSite Map

IgA Nephropathy

You are here because you know someone with IgA Nephropathy. This section covers information related questions and concerns of IgA Nephropathy basics, treatments, symptoms and healthy living.

Home > Nephrotic Syndrome > Nephrotic Syndrome Symptoms >
Font Size A A A

Why Is Potassium High in Nephrotic Syndrome

Why Is Potassium High in Nephrotic SyndromeHigh potassium level is found among some people with Nephrotic Syndrome. Why is potassium high in Nephrotic Syndrome? Go on reading to acquire the answer. (With the help of online doctor, you can get the answer directly. )

-Declined kidney function

High potassium level is associated with declined kidney function. Because the damaged kidneys can not remove the excessive potassium from the blood.

-Potassium-sparing diuretics

As we all know, swelling is a typical symptom of Nephrotic Syndrome. If your swelling is very severe, your doctor may prescribe diuretics to help your body expel fluid. Improper use of potassium-sparing diuretics may increase potassium level in blood.

-Side effects of certain drugs

Almost all drugs have side effects. For Nephrotic Syndrome patients, they may have to take allopurinol, lisinopril, prednisolone, prograf and so on to control their symptoms, which may cause high potassium level.

-Improper diet intake

Nephrotic Syndrome declines your kidneys’ ability to remove potassium. In such case, if you eat food high in potassium, such as bananas and kiwi fruit, it is likely for you to have high blood potassium level.

-Acute acidosis

Acute acidosis makes potassium in cells transfer out of the cells, leading to high potassium level.

-Other factors

When Nephrotic Syndrome patients have injury, infection, less blood flow to kidneys, alimentary tract hemorrhage or some other aliments, their kidneys’ ability to discharge potassium will also be affected and massive potassium releases from tissue cells, raising blood potassium level in blood.

High blood potassium level will cause weakness, a feeling of numbness, nausea, problems breathing, skipped heartbeats, etc. If left untreated, it can even cause your heart to stop. Therefore, you should seek treatment promptly if you have high blood potassium.

Why is potassium high in Nephrotic Syndrome? I think you have a clear mind now. If you still have any question, please leave a message below or send emails to igacure@gmail.com.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







Kidney Disease:


Related Articles
Important information in one quick click. Related Articles on IgA Nephropathy are designed to provide accurate and timely information in a short and easy to understand format. Choose the topics of interest to you and read, print or take to your next doctor visit.

Nephrotic Syndrome: Shall I Go for Exercise for Speedy Recovery

Will Yoga Help Nephrotic Syndrome Patients Cure It Permanently

Nephrotic Syndrome Proteinuria and Swelling: Which One Should Be Treated Firstly

How Can Be out of Nephrotic Syndrome

Can Nephrotic Syndrome Patients Only Rely on Steroids to Eliminate Proteinuria

Subscribe to Nephrotic
Healthy Living
Patient story
patient story
In our hospital, we have treated thousands of patients from 64 countries.


Latest Articles

Is Yogurt Good for IgA Nephropathy Patien

Because of its delicious taste and various health benefits, yogurt is a favorite for many people. Is ...

Learn More

Nephrotic Syndrome Caused by FSGS: How to

Question: I am suman from India. I have a 3.5 years old baby girl who is suffering Nephrotic Syndrome...

Learn More

Nephrotic Syndrome: Shall I Go for Exerci

Question: I am Nephrotic Syndrome patient, my proteinuria is 4 to 5 g with creatinine level up to 1 a...

Learn More

How Badly IgA Nephropathy Progress

Nobody wants their kidney disease to go into kidney failure, right? That is why a lot of patients car...

Learn More