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Primary Aldosteronism

Primary Aldosteronism

It is a hormonal disorder in which our adrenal glands which are present at the top of the kidneys produce increase amount of hormone called aldosterone.

The functions of this hormone is to maintain the level of sodium and potassium in the blood. Increase amount of this hormone leads to lose potassium and retain sodium.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms includes:Adrenal Cancer, Berger's Disease, IgA Nephropathy

Causes

General causes of increase production of aldosterone:

  • Being tumor of adrenal glands
  • Hyperactivity of adrenal glands
  • Malignant growth of glands
  • Inherited disorder which causes high blood pressure
Complications

Aldosteronism cause high blood pressure and reduce potassium level in your blood then these complications leads to other issues like:

Diagnosis

To diagnose the primary aldosteronism your doctor might recommend the following test to rule out the other conditions of high blood pressure:

  • Abdominal ultrasound

  • Blood test

  • Self loading test

  • Adrenal veins test

Treatment

The aim of treatment is to prevent the complications which occur due to the high blood pressure. Treatment options includes:

  • Surgery
  • Drugs to block the aldosterone secretion or it’s action in the body
Lifestyle and Home Remedies

A healthy lifestyle will give you a long term cure along m with edications, following are the tips for a healthy lifestyle to prevent the complications of aldosterone:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy food
  • Maintain proper body weight
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