Hyporeninemic Hypoaldosteronism Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 20, 2022
  • Author: James H Sondheimer, MD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

How is hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism diagnosed?

How is hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism treated?

What is the pathophysiology of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

What causes hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

What are the roles of diabetes and HIV infection in the etiology of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

What is the role of medications in the etiology of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism, and what part might genetic mutations play in type IV renal tubular acidosis (RTA)?

What is the prevalence of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

Which patient groups are at highest risk for hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

What is the prognosis of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

Which physical findings are characteristic of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Hyporeninemic Hypoaldosteronism?

Workup

How is hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism diagnosed?

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

What is the role of urinary electrolyte assessment in the workup of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

What is the role of renin and aldosterone measurement in the workup of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

Treatment

How is hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism treated?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

What is the role of diuretics in the treatment of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

What is the role of sodium bicarbonate in the treatment of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

What is the role of fludrocortisone in the treatment of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

What is the role of sodium polystyrene sulfonate in the treatment of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

What is included in long-term monitoring of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of hyporeninemic hypoaldosteronism?

Which medications in the drug class Diuretics, Thiazide are used in the treatment of Hyporeninemic Hypoaldosteronism?

Which medications in the drug class Alkalinizing Agents are used in the treatment of Hyporeninemic Hypoaldosteronism?

Which medications in the drug class Antidotes, Other are used in the treatment of Hyporeninemic Hypoaldosteronism?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Hyporeninemic Hypoaldosteronism?

Which medications in the drug class Loop diuretics are used in the treatment of Hyporeninemic Hypoaldosteronism?