The disease of adrenal glands where exessive production of aldosterone,a hormone is referred to as conn's syndrome. It is important as it is curable cause of high blood pressure. The most often symptom of conn's syndrome is high blood pressure. The other symptoms may include increased loss of potassium mineral in urine due to high aldosterone levels, this may also lead to fall in blood potassium levels. The treatment depends on the cause but the basic goal of treatment is to block high aldosterone levels and controlling high blood pressure and low potassium levels. The treatment methods includes surgery removal of the gland, usage of aldosterone blocking drugs, medications, changes in lifestyle.
The Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science publishes the papers related to Conn's syndrome. The journal is open access where the content is available freely for the readers and the papers which will be published are assessed by experts for the quality.
Last date updated on July, 2014