Hypoaldosteronism

  • Low levels of aldosterone usually associated w/ low renin status, diabetes, complete heart block, orthostatic hypotension, status post tumor removal
  • Labs:  hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, hyper-Cl metabolic acidosis
    • Correct mineralocorticoid deficiency:  fludrocortisone 0.1-0.3 mg PO QD
  • Need to monitor BP & electrolytes

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