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Conn's syndrome

Conn's syndrome: Introduction

Conn's syndrome: An uncommon (but possible highly underdiagnosed) condition characterized by the excessive production of a hormone called aldosterone by the adrenal gland. The condition may result from the presence of an adenoma, carcinoma or enlargement of the adrenal gland or glands. The severity of the condition is variable with some patients simply suffering high blood pressure and no other symptoms. Due to the high degree of variation in presenting symptoms, the condition may be frequently underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Conn's syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Conn's syndrome

Treatments for Conn's syndrome

  • Treatment primarily revolves around managing high blood pressure, fluid buildup and low blood potassium levels. Surgery on the adrenal glands often results in significant improvement in management of symptoms
  • Treatment measures include:
  • Low-salt diet
  • Medications: Potassium supplementation, Spironolactone, thiazide diuretics, calcium channel antagonists, angiotensin II blockers, ACE inhibitors
  • Surgery - one or both adrenals may need to be removed
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Conn's syndrome

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Prognosis for Conn's syndrome

Prognosis for Conn's syndrome: If the condition is not correctly diagnosed, the blood pressure may be difficult to control. Poor blood pressure control can result in complications such as kidney failure, heart disease and stroke.

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Definitions of Conn's syndrome:

An ADENOMA of the ZONA GLOMERULOSA that produces ALDOSTERONE and HYPERALDOSTERONISM. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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