Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Aldosteronism Incidence

Facts about aldosteronism:

  • Aldosteronism is more common in women.
  • Aldosteronism is most common in those between the ages of 30 and 60.
  • Aldosteronism causes about 1% of the cases of high blood pressure.

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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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