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- n. A disorder marked by excessive secretion of the hormone aldosterone, which can cause weakness, cardiac irregularities, and abnormally high blood pressure.
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- n. A condition, marked by excessive secretion of aldosterone, that gives rise to cardiac difficulties
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- n. a condition caused by overproduction of aldosterone
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Now, I have a calling plan that will absorb the calls without being too expensive and I have long since recovered from that bout of the flu and a subsequent treatment for primary aldosteronism and associated hypertension.
Primary aldosteronism (PA) affects approximately 5 to 10 \% of all patients with arterial hypertension and is associated with an excess rate of cardiovascular complications that can be significantly reduced by a targeted treatment.
However, only 10\% of all patients had primary aldosteronism.
Primary aldosteronism underlies about 10\% of cases of resistant hypertension.
In primary aldosteronism, your adrenal glands produce too much aldosterone, causing you to lose potassium and retain sodium.
Doctors once considered primary aldosteronism rare.
But as screening for primary aldosteronism becomes more common, it appears that the condition may be responsible for a number of cases of high blood pressure, especially those that are severe and hard to control.
Design: We conducted a prospective study of patients with primary aldosteronism who were reevaluated 1 yr after either adrenalectomy or treatment with spironolactone.
After 1 yr, creatinine clearance and albuminuria declined, and resistance and pulsatility index increased to the same extent in patients with primary aldosteronism treated with either adrenalectomy or spironolactone.
Results: Patients with primary aldosteronism had greater creatinine clearance and urinary albumin excretion than patients with primary hypertension.