Potassium and kidney disease: What you need to know

Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST

Speaker: Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, FACP, FASN, FAAP, FAHA, FNKF,

Topics: Coping Diet CKD Nutrition

If you have kidney disease, your doctor may have talked to you about potassium. Potassium is a nutrient found in many foods and everyone needs it to survive. It is important to keep potassium at a healthy level in your body.

When your kidneys are damaged, they cannot remove extra potassium from your blood. Having too much potassium in your blood is called hyperkalemia. Join this webinar to learn more about why high potassium is harmful and what you can do to manage it.

Our speaker, Dr. Kam Kalantar, a nephrologist and kidney expert, will discuss:

  • The relationship between potassium and kidney disease
  • Ways to manage potassium through diet and medicine
  • Consequences of not managing potassium well

Speaker

Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, FACP, FASN, FAAP, FAHA, FNKF

Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, FACP, FASN, FAAP, FAHA, FNKF

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, (a.k.a. Dr. Kam Kalantar) is a triple board-certified physician who studied medicine in Germany and received his MPH and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from the University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health. He trained at SUNY Brooklyn and UCSF, and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Pediatrics. 

Dr. Kalantar is currently professor and chief of Nephrology & Hypertension at the University of California, Irvine. He has authored over 600 publications and has had several grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the international steering committee of the World Kidney Day and immediate past president of the International Society of Renal Nutrition & Metabolism.