It may not be always the one that leads to high levels of potassium. This may be due to the process that takes place shortly, causing the blood cells to rupture. It may leak from cells taken in a blood sample. Thus, it may cause a falsely elevated result, even if you have a normal potassium level in the body.
These are the problems that may cause the disease to occur:
- Acute kidney failure
- Chronic kidney disease
- Addison’s disease (adrenal insufficiency)
- Angiotensin II receptor blockers
- Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
- Destruction of red blood cells due to severe injury or burns
- Excessive use of potassium supplements
- Type 1 diabetes
A person may consult a doctor after particularly suffering from it’s symptoms, kidney diseases or from taking medications that raise your potassium level.
- Muscle fatigue
- Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)