Saturday, May 5, 2012

2° aldosteronism

Due to reduced intravascular volume( e.g overdiuresis, edematous states, diarrhoea,surreptitious vomitting) or Barter's syndrome where there's defect in kidneys' ability to conserve sodium.

high aldosterone
muscle weakness
metabolic alkalosis
high renin (renin dependent hyperaldosteronism)

Unlike 1° aldosteronism,
There's no hypertension
There may be edema

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