Hypoaldosteronism

Karl Clebak, Abdul Waheed, Jason Croad

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Abstract

Hypoaldosteronism is a congenital or acquired condition of insufficient production of aldosterone by the adrenal cortex, leading to diminished aldosterone-mediated synthesis of Na+–K+-exchanging ATPase in renal tubular cells. Clinical symptoms include hyperkalemia, sodium-wasting, hypotension, and sometimes metabolic acidosis. Hypoaldosteronism may coexist with other adrenocortical deficiencies such as hypocortisolism (Addison's disease) or occur independently.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssential Evidence Plus
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
StatePublished - Nov 29 2019

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    Clebak, K., Waheed, A., & Croad, J. (2019). Hypoaldosteronism. In Essential Evidence Plus John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. https://www.essentialevidenceplus.com/content/eee/880