Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2
Other Names for this Disease
- Chloride shunt syndrome
- Gordon hyperkalemia-hypertension syndrome
- Hyperpotassemia and hypertension familial
Your QuestionMy friend is 48-years-old and has had hypertension for more than 15 years. Her potassium levels are always elevated and her doctors do not know why. Her serum creatinin is normal. Do you think she has pseudohypoaldosteronism type II?
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- What is pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2?
- What are the symptoms of pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2?
- What causes pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2?
- How is pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2 diagnosed?
- How might pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2 be treated?
- Who can my friend speak to if she feels she may have pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2?
- Can you tell me if my friend has Pseudohypoaldosteronism type 2?
If your friend feels she may have pseudohypoaldosteronism, we recommend that she speak with her health care provider. She may also find it helpful to meet with a genetics professional. Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/consult. To find a genetics clinic in her area, we recommend that she contact her primary doctor for a referral.
The following online resources can help your friend find a genetics professional in her community:
- GeneTests has a searchable directory of US and international genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics.
- The National Society of Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
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