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How do I manage my hyperkalemia on a daily basis?

Hyperkalemia is a life-threatening condition, and hospitalization is usually required so the individual can be closely monitored. After the condition has been stabilized, follow the doctor's instructions carefully. Individuals with hyperkalemia should avoid alcohol, tobacco, and recreational drugs, potassium supplements, and foods high in potassium. Change the diet to avoid processed foods and fatty meats and drink plenty of water because dehydration can aggravate the condition.

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