hyperaldosteronism

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hyperaldosteronism

[¦hī·pər‚al·dō′ster·ə‚niz·əm]
(medicine)
Hypersecretion of aldosterone by the adrenal cortex.
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It is reported to be due to the decreased dietary intake and hypoalbuminaemia (Chatterjee), (7) Impaired absorption due to portal congestion and secondary hyperaldosteronism (Nath), Increased extracellular shift of magnesium (Misra & Fatima), Alcoholic Ingestion with associated tendency for vomiting and diarrhoea and increased renal excretion of magnesium as the result of direct effect of alcohol (Heaton et al).
Among hypertensive patients with hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis, Cushing syndrome or excess mineralocorticoids from primary or secondary hyperaldosteronism may cause hypokalemia.
The brain then triggers secondary hyperaldosteronism (increased secretion of aldosterone by the adrenal gland) to compensate; once the laxatives are stopped, this in turn can lead to reflex fluid retention with peripheral edema, a sense of feeling bloated, and weight gain.
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