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Potassium level high
« on: June 21, 2019, 04:48:44 AM »
My potassium level cam 5.7, supposely thats high and that can lead to heart attack. Is this because of steroid use. Anybody have experience on that?

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 04:56:05 AM »
I read it can be because of kidney damage. How can i strengteh my kidney

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 09:40:36 AM »
Kidneys don't repair. You can only show down the degeneration.

See a doctor.

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 10:06:08 AM »
Kidneys don't repair. You can only show down the degeneration.

See a doctor.

They can ! But not if totaly damaged

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2019, 10:20:18 AM »
My potassium level cam 5.7, supposely thats high and that can lead to heart attack. Is this because of steroid use. Anybody have experience on that?

Well...first of all...are you taking steroids?

If not then it's unlikely it's from that.

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2019, 10:29:12 AM »
Well...first of all...are you taking steroids?

If not then it's unlikely it's from that.

I thought it would be obvious i am. Asking on this board.. i have also a bit high hemoglobin. Maybe if i give blood it will lower potassium level also

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2019, 11:10:57 AM »
Never heard of high potassium triggering a heart attack.
Low potassium can mimic a heart attack though

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2019, 11:22:39 AM »
Never heard of high potassium triggering a heart attack.
Low potassium can mimic a heart attack though

Well it can says the nurse. I'll go for another test on monday. Not gonna take chances.

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2019, 11:35:19 AM »
They can ! But not if totaly damaged

I really don't think they can. Microglobules and such, however you spell it, are too delicate

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2019, 02:40:18 PM »
I really don't think they can. Microglobules and such, however you spell it, are too delicate

At some point they cant repair yes.

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2019, 04:35:42 PM »
time to go get blood-work, and have them do a liver function too

just got my labs back, they were sexy
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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2019, 07:25:23 PM »
Different blood pressure meds (classified as ARBs)can cause high potasium, Id look there first. And high potassium will stop your heart if it gets too high so be careful.

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2019, 12:20:18 AM »
Different blood pressure meds (classified as ARBs)can cause high potasium, Id look there first. And high potassium will stop your heart if it gets too high so be careful.

Any way to lower it ?

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2019, 01:35:11 AM »
Any way to lower it ?

Why don't you see a FUCKING DOCTOR

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2019, 03:31:08 AM »
Why don't you see a FUCKING DOCTOR

I said way up, i have time on monday. Im asking bcz i feel like shit like this should be paid attention immidetly

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2019, 04:00:09 AM »
I said way up, i have time on monday. Im asking bcz i feel like shit like this should be paid attention immidetly

Immediately = ER, not a bloody internet forum

You're not dead yet so you should be fine by Monday

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2019, 06:30:54 AM »
Immediately = ER, not a bloody internet forum

You're not dead yet so you should be fine by Monday

You are so wise. Why didnt i think of ER(ironic)

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2019, 07:53:11 PM »
Any way to lower it ?

Dr.s can prescribe meds to lower it, nothing over the counter though. Stay away from potassium heavy foods if anything.

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2019, 05:05:53 PM »
Why don't you see a FUCKING DOCTOR

I thought getbig was loaded with doctors, lawyers, MMA fighters, and serious bodybuilders... ::)
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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2019, 11:33:06 AM »
Everything turned normal in this blood test

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2019, 05:30:04 PM »
My potassium level cam 5.7, supposely thats high and that can lead to heart attack. Is this because of steroid use. Anybody have experience on that?

The normal reference range for serum potassium is 3.5 5.3 mmol/L.
If you are under 2.5 or OVER 7, then immediate medical attention is needed.

Were you dehydrated prior to the blood test and were you on a low sodium intake? Both can skew the numbers for potassium.
IF you were having hyperkalemia, you would have had side effects that would mimic an oncoming heart attack. 5.7 may be considered hyperkalaemia though, so perhaps ask a doctor.

Were you taking any diuretics. Did you take NSAID prior to blood work?

I see that you went for a second round... what changed between the two rounds of blood work? Maybe you actually drank more water prior to getting the blood work done and had a higher intake of sodium? It could be as simple as that.

However, if you believe its an issue and it comes up again during your next blood work... GO TO THE FUCKING DOCTOR and be open about what your doing to yourself and what symptoms you are experiencing!

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Re: Potassium level high
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2019, 10:03:52 AM »
The normal reference range for serum potassium is 3.5 5.3 mmol/L.
If you are under 2.5 or OVER 7, then immediate medical attention is needed.

Were you dehydrated prior to the blood test and were you on a low sodium intake? Both can skew the numbers for potassium.
IF you were having hyperkalemia, you would have had side effects that would mimic an oncoming heart attack. 5.7 may be considered hyperkalaemia though, so perhaps ask a doctor.

Were you taking any diuretics. Did you take NSAID prior to blood work?

I see that you went for a second round... what changed between the two rounds of blood work? Maybe you actually drank more water prior to getting the blood work done and had a higher intake of sodium? It could be as simple as that.

However, if you believe its an issue and it comes up again during your next blood work... GO TO THE FUCKING DOCTOR and be open about what your doing to yourself and what symptoms you are experiencing!


Actually the first test was 3 month ago. I visited Alabama and I came of everything for little over 2 months while i was in USA. After i came home i went to test again, then everything seemd okey.

Im not sure why my potassium raises tho.