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Someone diagnosed with seconday hyperaldosteronism - can one live a normal life without further treatment? Thanks

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 more

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Why does primary hyperaldosteronism cause metabolic alkalosis?

Why does primary hyperaldosteronism cause metabolic alkalosis?

Conn 's alkalosis : Aldo moves Na from urine and K and H out into urine. Lowering H in blood makes you more alkalotic. Also as K moves out of cells to keep blood K up H moves into cells. Less H in blood = higher pH. ...Read more

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How does primary hyperaldosteronism cause metabolic alkalosis?

How does primary hyperaldosteronism cause metabolic alkalosis?

Conn 's alkalosis : Aldo moves Na from urine and K and H out into urine. Lowering H in blood makes you more alkalotic. Also as K moves out of cells to keep blood K up H moves into cells. Less H in blood = higher pH. ...Read more

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How is life without adrenal glands/quality of life? Frequent tiredness? Gaining weight? I have primary hyperaldosteronism.

How is life without adrenal glands/quality of life? Frequent tiredness? Gaining weight? I have primary hyperaldosteronism.

Life with no adrenal: Your life will depend on you taking cortisol every day for the rest of your life. If u run out you will die in a few days or sooner if you are injured and do not get cortisol. Avoid losing both adrenals if at all possible. Join our group with primary Aldo where we have over 1,000. It is at yahoo. Com. ...Read more

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Inspra for primary idiopathic hyperaldosteronism. Is this a good treatment? My b/p isn't too high but I have chronic low potassium & arrhythmia.

Inspra for primary idiopathic hyperaldosteronism. Is this a good treatment? My b/p isn't too high but I have chronic low potassium & arrhythmia.

Yes: Greetings Matthew-Inspra is an aldosterone blocker used to treat patients with hypertension and heart failure but is often used in the medical treatment of hyperaldosteronism. It is more selective in blocking aldosterone than other older drugs in this class. Having a thorough work up for hyperaldosteronism is very important. Best regards. ...Read more

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How common is hyperaldosteronism. Is it rare?

How common is hyperaldosteronism. Is it rare?

Conn's common? : Said to be cause of 1/10 of those with HTN. I specialize in it. Contact me for second opinion. ...Read more

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Please explain hyperaldosteronism to me and how rare is it?

Please explain hyperaldosteronism to me and how rare is it?

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 more

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I am on spirnolactone for hyperaldosteronism. Will I have to take for life?

I am on spirnolactone for hyperaldosteronism. Will I have to take for life?

Likely: If the diagnosis was made correctly, you will need to be on this medication to control the blood pressure and low potassium. There is another drug called Eplerenone that has less side effect than spironolactone. Talk to your doc about options. ...Read more

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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

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How much time does dr. Spend on hyperaldosteronism in medical school?

How much time does dr. Spend on hyperaldosteronism in medical school?

Not much: The training to manage hyperaldosteronism takes place more through sub specialties, nephrology and endocrinology, post internal medicine residency training. ...Read more

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