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Old 08-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Hyperaldosteronism?

After years of dr. And discomfort. A CT scan last year revealed a small
Adrenal adenoma that many Dr's told me was nothing to worry about.
"I" finally made the Dr's test this little adenoma and guess what they found?
High aldosterone levels and low renin activity (ratio was 16). They tell me 20 is
Official # for hyperaldosteronism.

My blood pressure is too high, slowly risen to
Now I'm between 150-170/ 90-110 consistently

My question is how do I (or Dr's) "know" that my high BP is caused by this and not something else?

 
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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Re: Hyperaldosteronism?

I am awaiting test results for hyperaldosteronism as well. I've suffered from hbp since my 20's as well as an anxiety disorder. In the beginning, all tests done could not find out cause of hbp other than to be anxiety induced.

Nearly 20 years later, my cardiologist suggested this test due to my decreased potassium levels over the last couple years which is a direct relation ot hyperaldosteronism. some studies also relate hyperaldosteronism to anxiety.

If test results come back positive...i'll be somewhat relieved that they can finally treat the problem and not just the symptoms.

 
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