Hyperkalemia occurs when you have high potassium levels in your blood. Potassium is an important nutrient in your body that helps your muscles and nerves work properly. But too much of it can lead to health issues.

Left untreated, high potassium levels can cause symptoms like:

  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • pulse irregularities
  • numbness
  • muscle weakness
  • fainting
  • heart arrythmias (irregular heartbeat)

Sometimes high potassium levels may even require emergency medical care.

This assessment will help you determine if your potassium levels are under control or if it’s time to see your doctor.