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Hyperaldosteronism is a medical condition where too much aldosterone is produced by the adrenal glands, which can lead to lowered levels of potassium. more...



  • E260: Primary hyperaldosteronism, often caused by a tumor, is also known as Conn's syndrome.


It can be asymptomatic, but the following symptoms can be present

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Hypokalemia
  • Intermittent or temporary paralysis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness
  • Polyuria
  • Polydipsia
  • Tingling


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