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    Hyperkalemia: Symptoms and Treatments

    If you have hyperkalemia, you have too much potassium in your blood. The body needs a delicate balance of potassium to help the heart and other muscles work properly. But too much potassium in your blood can lead to dangerous, and possibly deadly, changes in heart rhythm.

    Causes of Hyperkalemia

    Drug-Induced Hyperkalemia

    Certain medications can also make it harder for the kidneys to remove potassium. This is particularly true if you have kidney disease or problems with the way your body handles potassium. Also, some drugs may increase the amount of potassium in the body.

    Medications that have been linked to hyperkalemia include:

    Symptoms of Hyperkalemia

    Too much potassium in your blood can affect how your heart works. Symptoms of hyperkalemia can include:

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