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How important is it to test for aldosterone for a patient with resistant hypertension? If *, then what is the exact test name called?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Test Aldo bad HTN

Testing renin and aldosterone may reveal that your BP is being driven by either your kidneys or your adrenals.
And will suggest the best treatment. There may also be a surgical cure for either cause and some other causes that may turn up with proper testing. You want what is called an aldo/renin ratio with a simultaneous 24 hr urine for Na, K, Creat, aldosterone, cortisol and catecholamines.

In brief: Test Aldo bad HTN

Testing renin and aldosterone may reveal that your BP is being driven by either your kidneys or your adrenals.
And will suggest the best treatment. There may also be a surgical cure for either cause and some other causes that may turn up with proper testing. You want what is called an aldo/renin ratio with a simultaneous 24 hr urine for Na, K, Creat, aldosterone, cortisol and catecholamines.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine

In brief: Secondary hypertensi

How old are you & how long you are hypertensive? All causes of secondary causes of HTN must be ruled out.

In brief: Secondary hypertensi

How old are you & how long you are hypertensive? All causes of secondary causes of HTN must be ruled out.
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
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