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

Moderate to severe potassium elevations are treated with insulin, diuretics, sodium polystyrene sulfonate or hemodialysis, according to WebMD. In someone with a mildly elevated potassium level, reducing dietary potassium... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Having blood potassium higher than 7.0 millimoles per liter can be very dangerous and requires emergency medical treatment, according to Mayo Clinic. High blood potassium can result from life-threatening conditions, such... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels
similar articles

Persistently foamy urine that gradually becomes more noticeable may result from proteinuria, elevated protein levels in the urine, according to Mayo Clinic. Patients with foamy urine should consult a doctor immediately, ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The causes of atherosclerosis include hypertension, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, smoking, and diabetes, explains Mayo Clinic. The disease can also develop as a result of inflammatory disorders such as ar... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Low blood oxygen levels or hypoxemia can be caused by an airway blockage, anemia, acute respiratory distress or heart ailments, among other conditions, according to Mayo Clinic. Lung disease and cyanide poisoning can als... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

As of 2015, the cause of excessive daytime sleepiness is not known; however, studies indicate that low levels of hypocretin, a neurochemical that helps control sleep and awake cycles, may be the major cause of the disord... More » Health Pain & Symptoms