What information about hyperaldosteronism should patients receive?

Updated: Oct 19, 2018
  • Author: George P Chrousos, MD, FAAP, MACP, MACE, FRCP(London); Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Patients with mild hyperaldosteronism must learn how to avoid foods that are high in sodium; such foods will exacerbate their hypertension and increase their tendency to develop hypokalemia.

Patients also should be informed that medications can lead to hyperkalemia and hypotension, particularly in the presence of intercurrent illness, and should be advised to see their pediatrician if these conditions develop.


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