Aldosteronism Clinical features Causes and Treatment

Aldosteronism   ClinicalDiabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Acute Complications Of Diabetes Mellitus. Read more ... » features CausesCor pulmonale Causes of Cor pulmonale Symptoms of COR PULMONALE and Treatment. Read more ... » and Treatment

definition

  • HYPOFUNCTION OF THE ADRENAL CORTEX
  • Addison’s disease or primary adrenocortical de­ficiency

ClinicalDiabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Acute Complications Of Diabetes Mellitus. Read more ... » features:

  • · Weakness
  • · Brown pigmentation of skin especially creases
  • · Weight loss
  • · Anorexia
  • · Nausea and vomiting
  • · Hypotension
  • · Pigmentatio(1 of mucus membrane
  • · Pain in abdomen
  • · Diarrhoea
  • · Constipation
  • · Syncope
  • · Vitiligo
  • · Craving for salt.

Diagnosis:

Treatment:

  • If potassium losses are severe, muscular weakness, cramps, tetany, or cardiacCor pulmonale Causes of Cor pulmonale Symptoms of COR PULMONALE and Treatment. Read more ... » arrhythmias may occur
  • Specific hormone replacement to correct both glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid deficiencies.
  • Hydrocortisone is given 20 – 30 mg / day. 2/3rd of dose is taken in morning and 1/3rd in after­noon.
  • 0.1 mg Fludrocortisone (Mineralocorticoid) is given orally.
  • 3-4 g / day of sodium.
  • Measurement of blood pressure and serum elec­trolytes is done.
  • Female patients may require 50 mg of DHEA orally daily.