Disorder of the aldosterone system
Disease of the mineralocorticoid system include disturbances of aldosterone production, metabolism, and action. Excessive aldosterone leads to clinical symptoms hypertension, water retention, and hypokalemia. Low aldosterone levels have the opposite effect: low blood pressure, water depletions, and hyperkalemia.
The clinical diagnosis of hypo- or hyperaldosteronism has to be ompleted with lab tests of plasma aldosterone and renin levels.
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