Hyperkalemia



addr

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Is hyperkalemia a common issue for people when biking? I mean, can the activity lead to this if it's excessive or something that he hasn't done for a while? (I don't think it can do this though) To clarify, hyperkalemia is excessive potassium.
 

alienator

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addr said:
Is hyperkalemia a common issue for people when biking? I mean, can the activity lead to this if it's excessive or something that he hasn't done for a while? (I don't think it can do this though) To clarify, hyperkalemia is excessive potassium.

Did you ask your doctor? Internet bike forums are about the worst places to get medical answers and/or advice. Seriously, you'd be just as well off asking a perfect stranger on the street the same question. You doctor will be able to answer that and should be able to do so over the phone.
 

Feltski

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what makes you think youre hyperkalemic? the only symptom that i can think of that youre gonna see is an irregular heart beat, which can be from any of a number of causes, furthering the reason to see a doc if you really suspect this
 

addy14

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Hello Friends.....

I don't think it is a common issue in bikers.But still you have doubt than you can consult a doctor.

Treatment of hyperkalemia may include any of the following measures, either singly or in combination:

  • A diet low in potassium (for mild cases).
  • Discontinue medications that increase blood potassium levels.
  • Intravenous administration of glucose and insulin, which promotes movement of potassium from the extracellular space back into the cells.
  • Intravenous calcium to temporarily protect the heart and muscles from the effects of hyperkalemia.
  • Sodium bicarbonate administration to counteract acidosis and to promote movement of potassium from the extracellular space back into the cells.
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