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Hypoaldosteronism


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Treatment

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How might hypoaldosteronism be treated?

Treatment for hypoaldosteronism depends on the underlying condition. Affected individuals are often advised to follow a low-potassium diet with liberal sodium intake. People with hypoaldosteronism should typically avoid ACE inhibitors and potassium-sparing diuretics. Individuals with hypoaldosteronism and a deficiency of adrenal glucocorticoid hormones are usually given fludrocortisone. People with hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism are frequently given furosemide to correct hyperkalemia.[1][2]
Last updated: 5/4/2010

References
  1. Ferri FF. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2010. Phildelphia: Mosby; 2009;
  2. Ferri FF. Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient, 7th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby; 2007;


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Hypoaldosteronism. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
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