Solitary adrenal nodule
The most common cause (75% of the time) is a small (<2cm), benign tumor on one of your adrenal glands called an “aldosteronoma”.
Bilateral Adrenal Hyperplasia
In the other 25% of cases, both of your adrenal glands become hyperplastic, or plump, and continuously produce aldosterone.
Hypertension that is difficult to control.
Many patients are on multiple medications that still does not control their blood pressure. Poorly controlled blood pressure can lead to cardiac and neurologic problems.
Low potassium. This can be either without symptoms or can lead to
- muscle weakness