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How should I prepare for an appointment to diagnose hyperkalemia?

Most cases of hyperkalemia are emergencies that require hospitalization of individuals until their condition has stabilized, so it is likely that you will not have an appointment to diagnose it. Information regarding your personal and family health history is helpful including acute or chronic kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, disorders of the nervous system or muscles, problems with the adrenal glands, medications taken, and injuries.

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