Causes of Primary Hyperaldosteronism
The are two main causes of primary hyperaldosteronism. It is important to differentiate the etiology because the treatment and prognosis are very different.
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.
Signs and Symptoms of Hyperaldosternoma / Conn’s Syndrome
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
Doctors Who Treat Hyperaldosteronism
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