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The condition is usually manifested with low potassium levels and high blood pressure in the blood. Anyone can develop aldosteronism. There are certain risk factors that make an individual more susceptible to the condition, including
If the person is already being treated with three or more medications for hypertension.
Patients who have a family history of Aldosteronism
When the person has Hypokalemia (Low p Read More
- Cystic disease of the renal medulla
The risk factors for the cystic disease of the renal medulla include:
Age - It seems like people who are older are more likely to get this disease.
Gender - Men seem to be more likely to get it than women.
Race - People of Asian descent are more likely to get it than people of other races.
Family history - If your family has a history of cystic disease of the renal medulla or other diseases like it, Read More
- Iga nephropathy
There is no cure for IgA Nephropathy, as well as there is no reliable way to indicate how it will affect the individuals. However, certain medications can be taken to manage the symptoms of the conditions, including blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Medications – Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors or Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) are prescribed to lower the level of blood pressure and decrease the l Read More
- Juxtaglomerular hyperplasia
Juxtaglomerular hyperplasia is a new syndrome characterized by hypertrophy and hyperplasia of the juxtaglomerular apparatus of the kidneys, aldosteronism that results from adrenal cortical hyperplasia, and consistently normal blood pressure. Here, the aldosterone is overproduced, which has a strong impairment of urinary concentration ability.
In this condition, the circulating angiotensin starts getting increasi Read More
- Kidney agenesis
There is no cure for kidney agenesis currently, but babies with this condition can normally live with a few limitations in lifestyle.
Babies with URA should avoid getting their remaining kidneys injured or damaged and avoid playing sports when they are older.
Once a patient is diagnosed with URA, they should get their urine, BP, and blood tested every year to check if any kidney problem has arised or not.
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