Potassium deficiency and elevated blood pressure leads to a condition known as primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism. For a patient who has recently been diagnosed with hypertension, the discovery of low levels of potassium should encourage examination for primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism. This is because potassium levels can be regulated.

Home Remedies for Primary Hyperaldosteronism or Primary Aldosteronism

In this article you will learn about the home remedies for primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism, Recovery period/healing time, yoga poses and prognosis for primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism.

Home Remedies for Primary Hyperaldosteronism or Primary Aldosteronism

Home remedies can help a lot in primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism. It is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This enables one to regulate their blood pressure and contribute to their long-term health. Listed below are home remedies for primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism:

  • You should limit intake of substances such as caffeine and alcohol since they can increase your blood pressure. Alcohol may hinder the full functioning of the medication you are taking for your blood pressure and is a good home remedy for primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism. It is important to inquire from your doctor if you can consume moderate amounts of alcohol.
  • Quit smoking so as to improve your general cardiovascular health is a good home remedy for primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism. The nicotine found in tobacco products has the effect of overworking your heart. It constricts the blood vessels and increases the heart rate, hence blood pressure. You can consult the doctor on medications to assist you to quit the habit.
  • Supposing you have a body mass index of more than 25, shedding even 10 pounds could go a long way in reducing your blood pressure and help with primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism.
  • You should also ensure that you get regular exercise. You can opt to go to the gym or take long vigorous walks. Doing this daily or on most days will have a significant impact on your health and is a good home remedy for primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism. You can even ask a friend to accompany you.
  • You should also minimize the amount of sodium in your food. You can focus on organic food and products that have a little sodium. You should consider eliminating salt from your recipes and staying away from condiments. Your diet should contain items like grains, dairy products with low fat, vegetables and fruits. All of these things can encourage the loss of weight and reduce blood pressure. The Dash- Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet has demonstrated benefits for the heart and is a good home remedy for primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism.

Recovery Period/Healing Time for Primary Hyperaldosteronism or Primary Aldosteronism

Recovery period/ healing time for primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism is dependent on the seriousness of the disease. If it is diagnosed early and treated, the recovery tends to be much faster. Your doctor is the one who can give you the approximate recovery period for primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism.

Yoga Poses/Asanas for Primary Hyperaldosteronism or Primary Aldosteronism

Yoga poses/asanas can help in preventing the recurrence of primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism and keep the adrenal glands and kidneys healthy. Hormones secreted from the adrenal gland are transported around easily around the body when the region surrounding the gland is moved around in each direction a couple of times. As a result, the pituitary gland becomes more sensitive to the balance of hormones in the body.

Additionally, most of the symptoms accompanying an adrenal gland that is hyperactive can be eliminated including acidity and stomach pain and other diseases like primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism. The following yoga poses/ asanas can help in healthy functioning of adrenal glands and avoid the recurrence of primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism.

  • Warrior pose (Virabhadrasana)
  • Standing forward bend (Hastapadasana)
  • Seated forward bend (Paschimottanasana)
  • Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)
  • Garland pose (Malasana)
  • Bridge pose variation (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
  • Corpse pose (Shavasana)

One should only begin their yoga sessions after they have fully recuperated and are free of pain. The training for yoga should also be done under the advice of a professional after which they can practice at home on a daily basis. In order to relax the mind and body, it is advisable to break for about 20 minutes before beginning your practice.

You should also speak to the doctor before you begin your yoga classes so as to determine whether you are prepared to start.

Prognosis for Primary Hyperaldosteronism or Primary Aldosteronism

Primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism is associated with mortality and morbidity and these are mainly linked to hypertension and hypokalemia. If hypokalemia is serious, it leads to cardiac arrhythmias and this tends to be fatal.

Most times, primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism is treated successfully. The prognosis for primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism is good. Many people suffering from primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism from a benign tumor on the gland are able to halt medication and regulate their blood pressure.

However, most specialist centers keep close watch on patients diagnosed with primary hyperaldosteronism or primary aldosteronism for the rest of their lifetime. Through this, they can monitor the growth of another tumor.

People who suffer from bilateral hyperplasia ought to be monitored for life to ensure that medication is working and to observe its side-effects. Even though some of the patients may be unable to endure the spironolactone treatment, life quality tends to be good.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: November 15, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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