Conn's syndrome

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disturbances in saltwater balance and symptoms of weakness and muscular cramps and twitching and convulsions and sometimes paralysis

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Antoinette is a single mother of five children whose time is divided between caring for 16-year-old Demi who has Conn's syndrome and four-year-old Adam who is autistic, as well as the rest of her family.
Conn's syndrome is the most common curable cause of high blood pressure, which is thought to affect 5% of all people with the condition.
The scan can accurately detect Conn's syndrome, the most common curable cause of high blood pressure and is thought to affect five per cent - or around 600,000 - of all those with the condition.
Most functional adrenal tumours are benign and surgery is the main treatment modality for Conn's syndrome (2).
Endocrinologists, with rare exception, continue to be preoccupied with named adrenal syndrome--Cushing's syndrome, Addison's disease, Conn's syndrome, and Sheehan's syndrome--as well as pituitary tumors and hypothalamic disorders.
A diagnosis of Conn's syndrome was confirmed biochemically.
It also can determine whether the condition, known as Conn's syndrome, is a result of an aldosterone-producing adenoma or bilateral adrenal hyperplasia, a distinction that is important because only with an adenoma is surgery the appropriate treatment.