One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A condition in which there is excessive secretion of aldosterone. This disturbs the balance of sodium, potassium, and water in the blood and so leads to high blood pressure.
- ‘Glucose intolerance may occur in clinical conditions where there is severe hypokalaemia and a deficit in potassium balance such as primary or secondary aldosteronism or after prolonged treatment with diuretics.’
- ‘I was able to rule out a pheochromocytoma and aldosteronism.’
- ‘Large chronic doses of licorice may result in cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and pseudoprimary aldosteronism (including symptoms of hypertension, hypokalemia, and edema).’
- ‘In primary aldosteronism, your body produces too much of this hormone, causing you to retain sodium and lose potassium.’
- ‘Spironolactone has been the traditional treatment for primary aldosteronism.’
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