Dr Renata Libianto
High blood pressure caused by hormonal imbalance - how common is it, and how do we detect it?
Hypertension affects millions of Australians and is a leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Most people with hypertension have "essential hypertension" (i.e. they have no reversible cause), but a proportion have a treatable secondary cause such as primary aldosteronism (PA).
PA is condition of excess aldosterone production by the…