Primary Aldosteronism

(Conn’s syndrome, Conn’s syndrome) A primary hyperaldosteronism is increased autonomous aldosterone in the adrenal cortex, which may be caused by a hyperplasia, an adenoma or carcinoma. Symptoms include a periodic weakness, increased blood pressure and hypokalemia. The diagnosis involves the measurement of plasma Aldosteronwerten and plasma renin activity. Treatment depends on the cause. A tumor is, if possible, removed. In hyperplasia spironolactone or related substances can normalize blood pressure and…

September 3, 2018