Dialysis removes toxins and extra fluid in your blood. However, toxins build up between treatments, and some can seriously affect your health. One nutrient that can be dangerous if it builds up in your body is potassium.
Potassium is a mineral that helps your muscles and nerves work properly. Healthy kidneys help balance potassium in the body. When kidneys aren’t working, blood potassium levels can become abnormal. Levels that are too high or too low are dangerous and affect heart health.
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