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ICD-10 code: E26

Chapter: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

Understanding Hyperaldosteronism

Hyperaldosteronism is a medical condition that occurs due to an overproduction of aldosterone hormone in the adrenal gland. This hormone is responsible for regulating the body's fluid and electrolyte balance, and when its production goes into overdrive, it can cause a range of symptoms and complications.

  1. Primary Hyperaldosteronism: This is the most common form of hyperaldosteronism, and it occurs when there is a noncancerous tumor on one or both of the adrenal glands. This tumor causes the gland to produce too much aldosterone.
  2. Secondary Hyperaldosteronism: This type of hyperaldosteronism occurs when the body's aldosterone levels rise in response to another medical condition, such as kidney disease or heart failure.

Some of the common symptoms of hyperaldosteronism include high blood pressure, muscle weakness, frequent urination, and low potassium levels. If left untreated, this condition can lead to serious complications, such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney damage.

The diagnosis of hyperaldosteronism typically involves a series of blood tests and imaging scans to determine the levels of aldosterone in the body and locate any tumors that may be causing the condition.

Treatment for hyperaldosteronism varies depending on the type and severity of the condition. In some cases, medications may be prescribed to help regulate aldosterone levels and control blood pressure. In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the tumor causing the overproduction of aldosterone.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of hyperaldosteronism, it is important to speak with your doctor right away. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications and improve your overall health and well-being.

Diagnosis Codes for Hyperaldosteronism | E26

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