1 Potassium regulation. -Kidney is a major regulator for potassium Homeostasis.
2 Normal potassium intake, distribution, and output from the body.
3 Effects of severe hyperkalemia Partial depolarization of cell membranes Cardiac toxicity ventricular fibrillation or asystole Effects of severe hypokalemia Hyperpolarization of cell membranes Fatigue, muscle weakness hypoventilation delayed ventricular repolarization
4 Potassium Regulation: Internal and External K + intake 100 meq/d K + output Total = 100 meq/d Extracell. K + Insulin Aldosterone -adrenergic Alkalosis 59 mmol (< 2%) Intracell. K + Cell lysis strenuous exercise - blockade Acidosis 3920 mmol ( >98 %)
5 Control of Potassium Excretion K + K + K + Excretion = Filtration - Reabsorption + Secretion
6 Renal tubular sites of potassium reabsorption and secretion.
7 Late Distal and Cortical Collecting Tubules Intercalated Cells Reabsorb K + Tubular Cells Tubular Lumen K + K + ATP H + K + ATP Na + Activity is reduced by low K +
8 Potassium Secretion by Principal Cells
9 Interstitial Fluid Principal Cells Tubular Lumen K + Na + K + ATP Na + K K + Na + K + 0 mv - 70 mv - 50 mv
10 K + Intake Plasma K + Concentration Aldosterone K + Secretion Cortical Collecting Tubules K + Excretion
11 Increased serum K + stimulates aldosterone secretion
12 Effect of Aldosterone on K + Excretion 4 Tubular K + Secretion (x normal) Plasma Aldosterone (x normal
13 Effect of Changes in K + Intake on Plasma K + After Blocking Aldosterone System 4.6 Plasma K + Conc. (meq/l) normal Aldosterone System blocked K + Intake ( meq/day) 210
14 Effect of collecting tubule flow rate on K + secretion
15 Diuretics that Prox. or Loop Na + Reabsorption Water Reabsorption Volume Delivery to Cort. Collect. Tub. Cell : Lumen Gradient for K + Diffusion K + Reabsorption K + Secretion K + Depletion
16 Na + Intake Aldosterone GFR Proximal Tubular Na + Reabsorption K + Secretion Cort. Collect.Ducts Distal Tubular Flow Rate Unchanged K + Excretion
17 Acidosis Decreases Cell K + Interstitial Fluid Principal Cells Tubular Lumen Na + K + ATP Na + K K + H + K + 0 mv - 70 mv - 50 mv
18 Alkalosis K + in Cells K + Secretion K + Excretion K + Depletion
19 Causes of Hyperkalemia Renal failure Decreased distal nephron flow (heart failure, severe volume depletion, NSAID, etc) Decreased aldosterone or decreased effect of aldosterone - adrenal insufficiency - K + sparing diuretics (spironolactone, eplerenone) Metabolic acidosis (hyperkalemia is mild) Diabetes (kidney disease, acidosis, insulin)
20 Causes of Hypokalemia Very low intake of K + GI loss of K + - diarrhea Metabolic alkalosis Excess insulin Increased distal tubular flow / - salt wasting nephropathies - osmotic diuretcs - loop diuretics Excess aldosterone or other mineralocorticoids
21 K+ - Reabsorption K contributes to RMP so k hypopolarization and cardiac arrest k decreased excitability and paralysis Clearance: Ck+= 60 meq/l * 1 ml/min 4 meq = 15 ml/min Which is more than CNa+
22 Potassium regulation Kidney failure hyperkalemia which predispose for severe arrhythmias. On the other hand sodium concentration usually not to be affected too much because when we have increase in sodium concentration we will have a relative increase in water reabsorption which make no effect in sodium concentration (sometimes we may have a decrease in sodium concentration).
23 Potassium regulation Potassium concentration in the plasma equals 4mEq/L ( meq/l). Hyperkalemia >5.5 Hypokalemia <3.5 When reaches 7-8mEq\L plus ECG changes dialysis
24 Potassium regulation Potassium daily intake is from mEqv, the average is about 100mEqv\day 92% of potassium daily intake is excreted by the kidneys, the rest 8% by other mechanisms like feces. Potassium is found mainly as INTRACELLULAR ion in a concentration of 150mEqv\L, while the extracellular concentration is about 4 meq\l. If we want to calculate how much the total potassium inside the cell, we simply multiply 28L (the intracellular volume) with 150mEqv, while to calculate the extracellular total potassium we multiply 4mEqv\L with 14L(the extracellular volume) The total meq of potassium OUTSIDE the cell (extracellular) equals about 56 meq (generally speaking =60mEq).
25 Potassium regulation suppose that you ingest 50mEqv of potassium in one meal, they will distribute in the 14L this will increase plasma K+ by 3.6mEqv/L. Total potassium of extracellular concentration which will reach 7.6mEqv/L!!
26 Potassium regulation 1) We can push the extra amount of potassium inside the cell which acts as a BANK for potassium. Note that the increase in intracellular concentration of potassium is LESS important than extracellular increase which will affect the excitability of the tissues Look at the figure below and notice the following: This resembles the relationship between potassium outside the cell and the resting membrane potential given by Nernst equation The dotted line is a deviation from the calculated Nernst equation. The more the potassium, the less the negativity of the resting membrane potential and vise versa Immediately after we start eating, the pancreas secretes INSULIN which stimulates the uptake of potassium by the cells. K+ does not remain in the ECF
27 RMP mv [K+]o
28 Clinical note: A patient with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (a lifethreatening complication in patients with untreated diabetes mellitus especially type 1 DM) came to your clinic with hyperkalemia, how you manage him/her? We know that deficiency of insulin will cause hyperkalemia when the body ingests a meal containing potassium. When insulin is given hypokalmia Give K+ supplement with insulin. Management of diabetic ketoacidosis is by giving INSULIN and POTASSIUM
29 Potassium regulation 2) kidney management remember that clearance of potassium is about 15 ml\min (depends on the intake) Potassium is FREELY filtered. We have a total GFR of 180L\day every liter have 4 meqv so the total is 720 meqv of potassium is filtered. Now how much is excreted?? As we said 92 meqv will be excreted by the kidney if the intake was 100 meqv So we have a reabsorption of (720-92=628 meqv)...where does this reabsorption occurs?? a)2/3 of total filtered potassium is absorbed in proximal tubules (65%) b)25% from thick ascending part of Henle's loop
30 Potassium regulation note that the left filtered and NOT reabsorbed is 10% which equals 72 meqv.but we said that the amount found in the urine (excreted) is 92mEqv how this is reached? So the amount of potassium in the urine has 2 sources: (1) filtered NOT reabsorbed (2\3) (2) secreted (1\3) -We have a type of cells called principal cells found in late distal tubules and collecting ducts, these cells will secrete potassium by the following mechanism:
31 increased sodium entry into the cell across the luminal side will activate Na+-K+ pump to pump Na+ outside the cell from the basolateral side and to pump K+ inside the cell which will increase the intracellular concentration of K+ make a driving force for K+ secretion
32 Potassium regulation How can we increase the K+ outflow (secretion)?? 1)activate Na+-K+ pump 2)make more K+ channels at the luminal side 3)keep the gradient by the fact that K+ which is secreted is continuously removed These are the 3 mechanisms by which potassium secretion is affected.
33 Potassium regulation When you eat too much potassium, most of the potassium coming in the urine is from the secreted part because the filtered and reabsorbed part are constant regardless the intake of potassium -Back to our example of eating a meal containing K+ which will have a potential of increasing ECF- K+ remember that the first mechanism was to push K+ inside the cell with the effect of insulin secretion now is the role of the kidney!! -Increase K+ in ECF will activate Na+-K+ pump and will activate aldosterone secretion which in turn increases potassium secretion
34 Potassium regulation How does aldosterone works? Simply it enhances sodium entry (reabsorption) to the principal cell initiating the steps for increasing potassium secretion as mentioned earlier.
35 Clinical notes: Acute Acidosis inhibit potassium secretion causing hyperkalemia H+ exchanges with K+ so hydrogen ions will enter and potassium ions will exit through the basolateral membrane causing hyperkalemia. For every in ph of 0.1 unit K 0.2 to 1.7 meq/l. Note that the term hyperkalemia may not mean a total increase in the K+ in the body, but it means that it will increase in the blood Chronic acidosis: we have inhibition of sodium-chloride reabsorption which will inhibt water absorption indeed so we will have increase in flow and wash out (the same effect of diuretics) which will end up with hypokalemia Addison's disease which means insufficient amount of adrenal gland secretions including aldosterone will make hyperkalemia
36 Clinical notes: Conn syndrome which is characterized by increase amount of aldosterone will cause hypertension and hypokalemia Hyperosmalirity will drive water outside the cells and that s make the potassium concentration inside the cell higher (the cell actually will shrink) the thing that will drive potassium outside the cell causing hyperkalemia For each 10 mosm increase in osmalrity, this will make meqv increase in potassium extracellular concentration Remember that the normal osmolarity in the plasma is 284mOsm -Epinephrine pushes potassium inside the cells, so giving beta blocker as propranolol will cause hyperkalemia. Exercise through alpha receptors causes hyperkalemia. Thus, Those who take beta-blockers and do severe exercise might suffer from serious hyperkalemia. Burns and cell lysis would increase Ko
37 Diuretics They are actually 7 groups each work on a specific cell and with a different mechanism. some of these groups are used for specific indications like carbonic anhydrase inhibitors which is used in glaucoma Loop diuretics will cause hypokalemia
38 osmotic diuretics Class Mechanism Site of Action Mannitol loop diuretics like furosemide, ethacrynic acid and bometanide **Thiazide inhibit Na-K-2Cl cotransport. Most powerful available. They increase *Ca++ and *Mg++ elimination Inhibit Na-Cl cotransport.: increase Ca reabsorption At thick ascending At distal Acetazolamide (Diamox) C.A inhibitors ***Spironolactone Inhibit Na reabsorption At principal cells Na + channel blockers such as Amiloride and triamterene Because they inhibit Na + reabsorption, they also inhibit K + secretion. Therefore, they are also K+ sparing.
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