What is primary hyperaldosteronism?

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Primary hyperaldosteronism is a disease in which one or both adrenal glands produce too much aldosterone. The word primary means that the condition is caused by a problem in the adrenal glands. Problems outside of the adrenal glands can also lead to too much aldosterone, but these conditions are called secondary hyperaldosteronism. Primary hyperaldosteronism can be caused by either unilateral disease (hyperactivity in one adrenal gland) or bilateral disease (hyperactivity in both adrenal glands). The two most common causes of primary hyperaldosteronism are an aldosterone-producing adrenal tumor and bilateral adrenal hyperplasia. 

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