Hyperkalemia – excess of Potassium

Hyperkalemia (Excess of potassium)

This may occur in conditions of

  • severe dehydration
  • renal failure
  • after very rapid administration of potassium
  • in adrenaline hormone insufficiency
  • paresthesis of scalp,face,tongue
  • muscle weakness
  • poor respiration
  • cardiac arrythmia
  • changes in electrocardiogram
  • may be fatal since heart muscles may stop during a systole

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