What is aldosteronism?

Aldosteronism is condition caused by excessive adrenal production of aldosterone, usually resulting in lowered levels of potassium in the blood, muscular weakness, and hypertension.
primary a. Aldosteronism caused by a primary disorder of the adrenal gland.
secondary a. Aldosteronism resulting from excessive stimulation of the adrenal gland, frequently associated with fluid-retaining disorders.

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