Hypoaldosteronism

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Electrolytes, Urea, Creatinine, Aldosterone, Renin.

Mineralocorticoid deficiency

 

Adrenocortical insufficiency

 

Hyporeninaemic hypoaldosteronism

 

  • Diabetic nephropathy

See under Diabetes mellitus.

  • Renal tubulo-interstitial disease

See under Renal tubular disorders.

  • NSAID

 

  • ß adrenergic blockers

 

  • Cyclosporine

 

ACE inhibitors

 

Primary hypoaldosteronism

 

  • Corticosterone 18-methyl oxidase deficiency

 

Mineralocorticoid resistance

 

Pseudo-hypoaldosteronism type I

 

Potassium sparing diuretics

 

Renal tubulo-interstitial disease

See under Renal tubular disorders.