Having high potassium, or hyperkalemia, means that your blood potassium levels are more than 5.0 to 5.5 mEq/L.

While mild cases of high potassium may not cause any symptoms at first, hyperkalemia may progress to more serious issues without treatment.

Once you’ve been diagnosed with high potassium, it’s important to do everything you can to take care of yourself —not just physically, but also emotionally and mentally as well.

Here’s a list of tips to help you get started with your own high potassium self-care plan.