Disease Information for Hyperaldosteronism, primary: Definition

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  • Conn Syndrome; Aldosteronism, Primary ; Hyperaldosteronism, Primary .

    Discussion: Conn Syndrome is characterized by an increased level of the hormone aldosterone in the blood causing increased sodium levels in the blood; An increase in blood volume (hypervolemia), and a low potassium level (hypokalemic alkalosis) also occur; This disorder is characterized by periods of weakness, unusual sensations such as tingling and warmness, a transient paralysis, and muscle cramps; An increase in blood pressure (hypertension), excessive urination (polyuria), and excessive thirst (polydipsia) can also occur. [NORD 2005];

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