1st May is US National High Potassium Awareness Day, hosted by AAKP.
For people whose kidneys do not remove potassium as normal (or those taking blood pressure medications), it can build up to fatal levels without warning. This places millions of people at risk.
AAKP advise: "High potassium is very serious, but the good news is that it can be managed. Patients who are at risk are advised to eat a diet lower in potassium, take the medication they have been given to control it, and have their blood drawn regularly to be certain their potassium level is safe and within the normal range of 3.5-5.0 mmol/L."
At Kalium Health we're building a personalized platform for kidney disease and heart disease management, starting with blood potassium monitoring - all without the need for a blood draw. With growing support from patients, clinicians and industry partners we are poised to transform the lives of millions of people.
Please take a minute to look at the AAKP website for further information about high potassium and kidney disease: https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/national-high-potassium-awareness-day/