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Can I have hyperkalemia more than once?

Hyperkalemia is usually due to kidney failure, and since kidney damage is often permanent, individuals can have recurring episodes of high potassium levels in the blood. There are some disorders, such as Addison's disease, that disrupt the body's ability to balance potassium levels and raise the risk for hyperkalemia. Individuals with a history of hyperkalemia should watch their potassium intake carefully, avoiding foods and supplements high in this mineral. Salt substitutes and other foods high in potassium should be avoided. 

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