I have high potassium and calcium levels? What does this mean?

Patty Bonsignore


High potassium levels can occur for a number of reasons, including most commonly as a side effect of blood pressure medicine. Because high potassium levels can cause serious health problems if left untreated, they should be discussed with your healthcare provider and treated right away. High calcium levels are also serious and should be discussed with your healthcare provider. High calcium levels are less likely to be from medication side effects and more likely from other medical conditions. Like high potassium levels, high calcium levels are abnormal and need to be addressed. There are ways to treat both of these abnormal conditions, but first your provider must determine the cause in order to avoid them from recurring in the future.

July 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm

4 replies

Joybbee2 2018-01-14 18:09:17 -0600 Report

I'm a diabetic and have a insulin pump. When I eat anything my insulin goes by the carbohydrates. Recently I have heard a lot about sugar plus sugar acholes in the description of the break down of the ingredients. I am now wondering am I suppose to take the sugar amount plus the carbohydrates to put into my pump, for the calculation of insulin to input? Your answer will be greatly appreciate.

KDinMD2 2015-09-29 07:12:26 -0500 Report

I had this problem too. My endocrinologist ordered tests and found that the water pill i was taking was the suspect. I was taken off that pill and all my numbers returned to normal.

Anonymous 2015-07-28 20:24:18 -0500 Report

I am having problems and need help my sugar readings are always high 189 daytime mornings 169,please help me so I can bring them down

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Winnniepooh 373 2015-06-03 14:25:08 -0500 Report

I have a sister just txt me to let me know about her diabetic count is 180 an what do she need to do reduce the problem. For myself mines was 165 yesterday morning an lastnight @136 this morning was 115 it usually is under 100 a little more.