What is aldosteronism?
A person with aldosteronism has abnormally high levels of the hormone, aldosterone, in the bloodstream. Aldosteronism causes the kidneys to retain salt and water, and may cause high blood pressure and low potassium levels. Most cases of aldosteronism are caused by a tumor within the adrenal gland.
What are the symptoms of aldosteronism?
Symptoms of aldosteronism include headaches, excessive thirst, urinary frequency, muscle weakness, palpitations, and leg swelling.
How does the doctor treat aldosteronism?
Treatment for aldosteronism includes a low salt diet, diuretics, and medications to control high blood pressure. Surgery may be required to remove an adrenal gland tumor.
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