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Other hyperaldosteronism Save

ICD-10 code: E26.8

Chapter: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

What is Other Hyperaldosteronism?

Hyperaldosteronism is a condition where the adrenal glands produce too much aldosterone, a hormone that regulates salt and water balance in the body. Other hyperaldosteronism refers to cases of the condition that are not caused by primary aldosteronism, which is the most common form. Instead, other factors such as medications, medical conditions, or genetic mutations can lead to hyperaldosteronism.

Symptoms of Other Hyperaldosteronism

The symptoms of other hyperaldosteronism can vary depending on the underlying cause of the condition. Common symptoms include:

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Muscle weakness or cramps
  3. Fatigue
  4. Headaches
  5. Increased thirst and urination
  6. Numbness or tingling in the extremities
Causes of Other Hyperaldosteronism

Other hyperaldosteronism can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Use of certain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Medical conditions such as liver disease, kidney disease, or heart failure
  • Genetic mutations that affect the adrenal glands
  • Obesity or insulin resistance
  • Pregnancy
Diagnosis and Treatment

To diagnose other hyperaldosteronism, your doctor will perform a physical exam and may order blood tests, urine tests, or imaging studies such as a CT scan or MRI. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the condition. If the condition is caused by medication use, your doctor may recommend switching to a different medication. If it is caused by a medical condition such as kidney disease, treating the underlying condition may help to alleviate symptoms. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove tumors or other abnormalities in the adrenal glands.

Overall, other hyperaldosteronism is a rare condition that can be caused by a variety of factors. If you are experiencing symptoms such as high blood pressure, muscle weakness, or fatigue, it is important to speak with your doctor to determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Diagnosis Codes for Other hyperaldosteronism | E26.8