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How is hyperkalemia diagnosed?

Hyperkalemia is often detected when an individual is undergoing tests for another condition. Certain changes in an electrocardiogram (EKG) will prompt the doctor to run blood tests to determine kidney function. If the blood level of potassium are too high, the doctor will diagnose hyperkalemia. The condition has little in the way of symptoms until it becomes serious.

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