What are the symptoms of primary aldosteronism?

The symptoms of primary aldosteronism are easily mistaken for other illnesses. The first clue that you may have primary aldosteronism is usually high blood pressure, especially hard to control blood pressure.

When primary aldosteronism also causes low potassium levels, patients usually experience:

  • Muscle cramps
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Excessive thirst, and
  • A frequent need to urinate.

Symptoms associated with primary aldosteronism also include sleep disorders, cognitive impairment, flushing, myalgia and bone pain. Many people go for years without knowing that they have primary aldosteronism, while their blood pressure gets steadily worse, despite taking several drugs to control it.

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