Ask The Expert
April 06, 2012
You can have a high blood potassium level (hyperkalemia) for several reasons. Kidney disease is one of the most common causes. And medicine that makes the kidneys hold on to potassium can also cause it, including:
Two other causes of high potassium include:
Instead of looking for foods low in potassium, it might be easier for your friend to avoid foods that are high in potassium.
Here are some foods with the highest potassium content: