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What to know about potassium levels and kidney disease

April 30, 2021

Potassium is a mineral and an electrolyte that the body requires to support key processes. It is one of the seven essential macrominerals and plays a role in the function of the kidneys. Having too much or too little potassium can result in complications that affect the kidneys.

Potassium plays a key role in a number of bodily processes, including nerve transmission, heart contractility, cellular transport, and normal kidney function. It is important that people get sufficient potassium from the diet, as an imbalance can cause problems in the body.

In this article, we look at the association between potassium and kidney health. We also explain how people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can manage their dietary needs for better health.

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