The most common causes of high potassium levels are chronic kidney disease and acute kidney failure, according to Mayo Clinic. In these two cases, a person's kidneys cease to function properly and are unable to filter ex... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Most foods contain some levels of potassium, but high content of potassium can be found in vegetables and fresh fruits, including oranges, potatoes, orange juice and leafy green vegetables, such as kale, spinach and coll... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

A high blood potassium level, known as hyperkalemia, can cause muscle fatigue, weakness, paralysis, nausea and heart rhythm problems, according to Mayo Clinic. In severe cases of hyperkalemia, the heart rate may become e... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels
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