My Potassium Level Is 6.1 Now. I Drink 3 Glasses Of Red Wine Each Night. Is This The Reason Why My Levels Are High?


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Srinivasan Senthil Profile
Getting your Pottasium Level high in the body will rise to serious disorders on circulatory perspective.
This will also lead to kidney disorders.

Drinking wine will increase the pottasium level and having an alcohol will subject to more risk, if your body faces lots of troubles.

Read thw below to prevent
Medications that decrease urine potassium excretion include ACE inhibitors, ARBs, NSAIDs, potassium-sparing diuretics such as spironolactone (Aldactone), triamterene (Dyrenium), and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim). Even though mild hyperkalemia is common with these medications, severe hyperkalemia usually do not occur unless these medications are given to patients with kidney dysfunction. ..
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Shumaela Rana Profile
Shumaela Rana answered
Yes, this is the possibility that you are being affected by this big amount of red wine. You should either reduce the quantity or you should not take it on regular basis.
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Anonymous answered
Hyperkalemia (potassium levels above 5.0mEq per liter of blood) can be caused by a number of things. It results from the kidneys excreting too little potassium. Some reasons that can occur also include taking drugs which block potassium excretion (angiotensin converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitors, triamterene, and spironolactone) , also can be a result of Addison's disease and kidney failure. While red wine does contain potassium, I'm thinking that you want to rule out any meds you might be taking, and be sure your kidneys are working properly to excrete potassium and maintain levels between 3 and 5 mEQ per liter of blood. Wouldn't hurt to check with your doc. Good luck.

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