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Abnormal elevation of potassium in the blood is called hyperkalemia. The normal potassium level is between 3.5 to 4.5 meq/liter. A level greater than 4.5meq/L is called hyperkalemia.

Major Causes of Hyperkalemia Symptoms of Hyperkalemia Treatment for Hyperkalemia The appropriate cause of hyperkalemia should be sought.

When the serum potassium level goes below 3.5 meq/L it is called hypokalemia.

Causes of Hypokalemia