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High Potassium and Strokes: from Carol Adams on 2005-08-10

Hi. I was wondering if High potassium levels would or could irritate a person's body enough to create certain symptoms of stroke. My mother has been having problems for almost 2 weeks now and she went to the doctor's the other day. They ran a blood test on her and said that she had a high potassium levels.

Her symptoms are numbness on the left side of her face, arm and shoulder, pain going up her neck, left side of her hand, arm, face and shoulder (even in the back) are swollen. She's dizzy and gets tired easily.

If anyone could give any possibilities as to what it might be, please just drop a line. Thank you!

Carol Adams

High Potassium and Strokes: from efranck on 2006-03-27

my mother has very high potassium levels. she is 92, any suggestions ?

High Potassium and Strokes: from vikki brazier on 2006-11-18

hiya im not sure if im doing this right but wondering if you could give me some advice, i've got auto-immune disease i've had abnormal bloods for 8 years now, i had a routain blood down last week got a call from the doctor this morn and i've got to go in tomorrow to disscuse my reasults but im sure she said that i've got a high of which is 5.8 of potassium levels. please could you help me to uuderstand what this is and what it could be and if it has anything to do with my auto-immune disease
many thanks
vikki

High Potassium and Strokes: from Peter on 2007-01-23

The normal range is often given as 3.7 to 5.2 mEq/L., Though over 5 may be regarded as high. Over 6.5 needs immediate treatment. High levels may indicate problems with kidney or liver function, or of certain hormone levels, or tissue injury following an accident. It is not indicative of one specific condition.