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“Doctor, I have IgA nephropathy, and my recent test reports showed potassium level 6.5, what should I do now? Please give me some suggestions.” this is an e-mail got from our mail box, email@example.com. In following article, our experts give some professional guidelines.
IgA nephropathy, also known as Berger’s disease, is a kidney disease that occurs when IgA deposits build up in the kidneys, causing inflammation that damages kidney tissues. So it is a progressive disease with gradually reduced kidney function. As we know, kidneys have function of regulating electrolyte balance. However, when kidneys are damaged in IgA patients, it will cause elevation of potassium level in blood (normal level is 3.5-5.1 mmol/L). Potassium 6.5 is much higher than normal level, and it is mainly caused by kidney damage. In addition, high potassium level in blood can lead to some severe complications, including muscle cramps, irregular heart beat, heart failure or even sudden death. So, patients should take prompt treatment to lower potassium level and remedy IgA.
Then what should be treatment for IgA nephropathy patients with potassium 6.5?
In general, when the potassium level is too high, and patients have severe symptoms like heart problem, dialysis is necessary, which can control symptoms and reduce potassium level. However, dialysis cant remedy IgA and improve kidney function, so patients may need to take dialysis regularly to prolong their life.
2. Chinese treatment
This is the most suggested treatment, because it can remedy the disease from root. The featured treatment is known as Toxin-Removing Treatment, including various Chinese therapies. It can help remedy the IgA nephropathy from root by repairing damaged renal cells and improving renal function. Thus can stop the disease, and high potassium level can be reduced fundamentally.
3. Keep a well planed diet
The diet plays an important role in patients. For IgA nephropathy patients with high potassium level 6.5, they should keep a good diet and avoid foods high in potassium, which can reduce their kidney burden and protect kidney function.
Above are some of suggestions for IgA Nephropathy patients with high potassium level 6.5. If you want to learn more details of treatment, you can contact with whatsapp +8613633219293.