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I have hypertension and hypokalemia. aldosterone & cortisol normal.. renin was not tested. can primary aldosteronism be ruled out without arr?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need more info: Hypertension is a common disorder and the usual treatment with diuretic can cause hypokalemia. You may wish to get a second opinion, if you have any doubts, though hypertension due to tumors of the renin producing cells are uncommon.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
I specialize in Primary Aldosteronism. No it cannot be ruled out without and ARR. Join our group at hyperaldoseronism@groups.io and go to primaryaldosteronism.org to learn more.

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