What are activity restrictions for the treatment of hyperaldosteronism?

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 significant hypertension should be advised to avoid strenuous activity until blood pressure is under control because such activity may further exacerbate their problem.

Postoperative activity is governed by the type of surgery performed. Patients should avoid bathing or wetting their wounds until they have healed. Patients who have undergone laparotomy must avoid heavy lifting for 6 weeks after their operation. Patients who have undergone laparoscopic adrenalectomy need only restrict their activity while they are sore or until the wound heals.


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