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someone diagnosed with seconday hyperaldosteronism - can one live a normal life without further treatment? thanks

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Treatment: Treatment should be directed at blood pressure control and normalization of electrolytes. Secondary hyperaldosteronism survival mediated by primary cause. Example cirrhosis of liver can cause survival mediated by liver disease ANS its complications.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
2nd Aldo Normal life: It depends on what is causing the 2nd aldo. If you also have HTN then you should have renin and aldo measured, a renal arteriogram to rule out RAS (ultrasound is not very good for this). I specialize in this and you can get a more detailed 2nd option from me.

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