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Causes Of Secondary Hyperaldosteronism
Someone diagnosed with seconday hyperaldosteronism - can one live a normal life without further treatment? Thanks
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Explain hyperaldo: 62 F F wants explanation.. Primary aldo (A). A single cell in ur adrenal (AD)begins to make A on its own. A causes Na retention & lowers renin(R). U now have Norm A but Lo R. Cell divides & makes more A. ur renin goes down more to lower A by rest of ur ADs. U now have low R and high A. Once adenoma makes more than ur usual A ur BP goes up & K down. As it grows BP/K get worse. HiBP Lo K kills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking spiro for hyperaldosteronism for a year. By now has my aldosterone level returned to normal and will i ever be able to stop taking ?
It is unlikely : If you have conn disease you will likely need for long. But have to know if your hyperaldestronism is temporary to suggest duration of treatment. ...Read more
I was wondering how rare bilateral adenomas were for hyperaldosteronism. I had heard that bilateral hyperplasia is much more common. Please specify?
My nephrologist has only treated 6 other cases of hyperaldosteronism in 20 years. Should i stick with him or find another more experiened dr.?
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