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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.

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