In medicine (endocrinology), hypoaldosteronism refers to decreased levels of the hormone aldosterone.
There are several causes for this condition, including primary adrenal insufficiency, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and medications (certain diuretics, NSAIDs, and ACE inhibitors).
This condition may result in hyperkalemia, which can be serious medical condition. It can also cause hyponatremia.
|Endocrine pathology of psychological interest (E00-35)|
thyroid Hypothyroidism (Iodine deficiency, Cretinism, Congenital hypothyroidism, Goitre) - Hyperthyroidism (Graves-Basedow disease, Toxic multinodular goitre) - Thyroiditis (De Quervain's thyroiditis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis)
pancreas Diabetes mellitus (type 1, type 2, coma, angiopathy, neuropathy, retinopathy) - Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
parathyroid Hypoparathyroidism - Hyperparathyroidism
pituitary hyperfunction (Acromegaly, Hyperprolactinaemia, ) - Hypopituitarism Kallmann syndrome, Growth hormone deficiency) - Hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction
adrenal Cushing's syndrome) - Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency) - Bartter syndrome) - Adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease)
gonads - 5-alpha-reductase deficiency - Hypogonadism - Delayed puberty - Precocious puberty
other - - Psychogenic dwarfism - Androgen insensitivity syndrome -