Advertisement

Are there alternative treatments for hyperkalemia?

Hyperkalemia is often an emergency situation, and alternative treatments are not recommended until the individual has stabilized. At that point, alternative treatments are useful for supporting the body during medical treatment and for treating the cause of the hyperkalemia. Inform all your medical providers about any alternative treatments you are using and work only with trained care providers. The following alternative treatments may be useful: herbs (avoid those that can raise potassium levels), homeopathy, acupuncture, and Swedish massage. In addition, dietary changes may be beneficial. Avoid refined foods, fatty meats, potassium-rich foods, alcohol, tobacco, suspected food allergens, and noni juice. Drink plenty of water, because dehydration can aggravate hyperkalemia, and be sure to exercise.

Continue Learning about Metabolic Disorders

Why a Balanced Diet is Important to Managing Porphyria
Why a Balanced Diet is Important to Managing Porphyria
While there are no specific dietary guidelines for people with porphyria, eating well is still an important aspect of overall health and wellness for ...
Read More
4 Helpful Resources for Porphyria Patients
4 Helpful Resources for Porphyria Patients
Porphyria is the term used to describe a group of metabolic disorders that affect the nerves, skin and gastrointestinal tract—or in some cases, all th...
Read More
What are the symptoms of dehydration in children?
RealAgeRealAge
If they’re a little dehydrated, their lips may be dry and their mouth may feel a bit gummy or sticky...
More Answers
How do metabolic disorders affect the body?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Metabolic disorders are often inherited, meaning they are caused by genetic problems that affect the...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.