Welcome to Healing Well! Do you have Crohn's disease? If so, have you been on prednisone recently? Sometimes when prednisone is withdrawn too quickly, potassium levels can go up. There are a variety of conditions that can cause above normal levels of potassium. If the potassium gets too high, it can cause serious heart issues. What has your doctor said about
your high potassium level?
You can read here about
other conditions that cause elevated potassium levels:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001179.htm
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