What is the treatment for hypoaldosteronism after adrenal surgery to treat primary aldosteronism?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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For patients who develop hypoaldosteronism, the symptoms may persist for a long time and may be akin to the delay observed in adrenal glucocorticoid recovery following chronic corticotropin suppression by exogenous steroids. However, if significant hyperkalemia develops, potassium supplements should be discontinued, and the patient can be started on furosemide at doses of 80-160 mg daily.


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