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Conn Syndrome


Synonyms of Conn Syndrome
  • Aldosteronism, Primary
  • Hyperaldosteronism, Primary

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Conn Syndrome is characterized by an increased level of the hormone aldosterone in the blood causing increased sodium levels in the blood. An increase in blood volume (hypervolemia), and a low potassium level (hypokalemic alkalosis) also occur. This disorder is characterized by periods of weakness, unusual sensations such as tingling and warmness, a transient paralysis, and muscle cramps. An increase in blood pressure (hypertension), excessive urination (polyuria), and excessive thirst (polydipsia) can also occur.



    Organizations related to Conn Syndrome
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Information Center
      P.O. Box 30105
      Bethesda MD 20824-0105
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: N/A
    • NIH/National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases
      Endocrine Diseases Metabolic Diseases Branch
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: --
      e-mail: NDDIC@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov
    • National Adrenal Diseases Foundation
      505 Northern Boulevard
      Great Neck NY 11021
      Phone #: 516-487-4992
      800 #: --
      e-mail: NADFmail@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.medhelp.org/nadf
    • National Hypertension Association, Inc.
      324 East 30th Street
      New York NY 10016
      Phone #: 212-889-3557
      800 #: 800-575-9355
      e-mail: nathypertension@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.nathypertension.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html