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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From this, Pratt-Ubunama concluded that hyperaldosteronism may induce and/or exacerbate OSA.
A case of myelolipoma with bilateral adrenal hyperaldosteronism cured after unilateral adrenalectomy.
Primary hyperaldosteronism (PA) is characterized by hypertension, hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, suppressed plasma renin activity (PRA) and increased aldosterone excretion.
As director of the endocrinology division, Jerome Conn, MD, performed seminal work on primary hyperaldosteronism, (1) later termed Conn syndrome in his honor.
Investigations confirmed non-suppressed hyperaldosteronism and computerised tomography (CT) imaging of the abdomen confirmed adenoma of the left adrenal gland.
22) have shown that patients with primary hyperaldosteronism show a 12-fold greater AF risk compared with control group and that AF increases serum aldosterone concentrations whereas restoration of sinus rhythm returns aldosterone concentrations to normal (23).
Associated hyperaldosteronism could account for the sodium retention18.
In addition, plasma aldosterone was determined for hyperaldosteronism.
Rijnberk, 2005, Primary Hyperaldosteronism, Mediator of Progressive Renal Disease in Cats, 28: 85-104.
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.
Feminization and hyperaldosteronism occur in fewer than 10% of cases.