Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles and nerves work the right way. It is especially important for the heart muscle. Too much potassium affects heart rhythm or can cause cardiac arrest without warning. Some patients with kidney disease are not able to get rid of potassium well enough in their urine, and need to limit the potassium in their diet.
Your doctor may ask to to make some or more changes depending on your level of kidney function and your tendency to develop high potassium. In general we recommend potassium intake of 2-4 grams/day (51 to 102 meq/day).
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