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Treating electrolyte imbalances caused by kidney failure can be difficult, because many medicines lower some electrolyte levels while raising other levels. Your doctor may need to regularly monitor your electrolyte levels.
Hemodialysis is the best way to lower potassium levels if kidney failure has developed rapidly and potassium levels are very high.
Kidney failure causes an increased breakdown of bone and abnormal metabolism of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D, and parathyroid hormone (PTH). This often leads to a bone disease called renal osteodystrophy. Medicines used to restore proper metabolism of these chemicals may include the following:
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