Endocrinology Question 24

Sarah Hughes is a 45-year old woman with new onset hypertension 180/110. Her blood pressure remains elevated despite the use of three antihypertensive agents.

List 5 lifestyle questions you would ask her.

Her potassium is low at 2.8 mmol/L, and you suspect hyperaldosteronism. How do you screen for hyperaldosteronism? How would you confirm the diagnosis of primary hyperaldosteronism?

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