Avocados are creamy and delicious fruits rich in minerals, fiber, copper and many different vitamins. But they also have high amounts of potassium, which controls electrolyte balance, pH level, and fluids. To keep the kidneys healthy and ensure they do their job properly, it is necessary to keep the right balance of potassium and sodium. If even one of these is in high amounts it will cause problems.
The medical term given to having too much potassium in the blood is Hyperkalemia, and this is common in people with advanced kidney disease. Hyperkalemia causes numbness, weakness, nausea and a slow heart rate.
If you don’t have pre-existing kidney disease, there is no such danger in enjoying an avocado or consuming potassium. The truth is that the potassium content in most of our daily diets is quite low.