ALDOSTERONISM

Last updated: 2021-12-08  |  4613 Views  | 

ALDOSTERONISM

ALDOSTERONIS


ALDOSTERONIS is caused by the adrenal glands producing too much aldosteroid hormone. cause high blood pressure and low potassium minerals

cause
The hormone aldosterone affects blood pressure and fluids in the body by increasing the mineral sodium. and water in the blood and potassium excreted through the kidneys There are two types, primary and secondary, where primary is caused by an overproduction of hormones by the adrenal gland itself due to the growth of adrenal tumors, known as adrenoma.

symptom
have high blood pressure Weakness, cramps, nausea, constipation, muscle spasms, frequent urination, which some people have no symptoms at all.

diagnosis
Physical examination revealed high blood pressure and low potassium minerals where high aldosterone is tested in the blood and urine and the specific test is plasma renin will help tell if it is primary or secondary which an endocrinologist must come to see the symptoms and treat. MRI CT scan is done to look for abnormalities in the adrenal glands.


treatment
If this condition is not treated, it will not be able to control the pressure to normal. which is at risk of heart disease and stroke Due to the low potassium content, it affects the heartbeat. The treatment required surgery to remove the tumor in the adrenal gland. In cases of proliferation of adrenal gland tissue, both sides cannot be removed because the side effects are more serious.

Things to do
The treatment process should be followed, adding salt to every meal or taking specific salt tablets for testing.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart disease before starting treatment with a salt diet.
See a doctor who has experience dealing with adrenal tumors if surgery is necessary.
You should inform your doctor immediately if male patient with breasts Impairment, nausea, lethargy while taking spinololactone.
You should inform your doctor if you have cramps or fast heartbeat May be caused by low levels of potassium in the blood.
You should inform your doctor immediately if I feel very weak and tired when standing up You may need additional hormones after surgery.

don't do
Do not allow the body to be low in potassium. especially those who take diuretics You should strictly eat food prescribed by a doctor. and regular blood tests to see potassium levels


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