hypoaldosteronism(redirected from Aldosterone defiency)
deficiency of aldosterone in the body.
A condition due to deficient secretion of aldosterone; can occur in two forms: as part of generalized adrenocortical insufficiency; or as a selective deficiency caused by a primary defect of the adrenal gland or a defect in aldosterone biosynthesis.
hypoaldosteronismA condition characterized by ↓ aldosterone secretion, often with ↓ renin release by kidney Clinical Most Pts are 50-70, have unexplained, chronic, asymptomatic hyperkalemia and moderate renal failure–creatinine ≥ 15 mL/min, muscle weakness, arrhythmias Associated conditions DM–50%, SLE, myeloma, renal amyloidosis, sickle cell anemia, cirrhosis, AIDS Management ↓ K+ consumption
Condition due to deficient secretion of aldosterone.