How does dietary salt affect biochemical testing results in primary aldosteronism?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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A low-salt diet, although helpful in achieving blood pressure control in primary aldosteronism, may be associated with false-negative results on biochemical testing.

A high-salt diet makes the achievement of blood pressure control more difficult and may cause false-positive results on biochemical testing.


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