First Time User? Sign Up Now
First Time User? Enroll now.
Home > Health Library > Conn's Syndrome
Conn's syndrome, or primary hyperaldosteronism, is a disorder caused by excess production of aldosterone, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands that helps control the amounts of sodium and potassium in the blood. Symptoms of Conn's syndrome include high blood pressure, headache, tiredness, excessive urination (often during the night), and a decrease in potassium levels in the blood.
The most common cause of Conn's syndrome is an aldosterone-producing tumor of the adrenal gland. Women ages 30 to 50 are at highest risk for developing Conn's syndrome.
If the tumor causing Conn's syndrome can be found, it is removed through surgery. If high blood pressure continues after surgery, or if surgery is not done, treatment may include medicines to block aldosterone, a diet low in salt, or both.
Current as of:
March 14, 2018
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Alan C. Dalkin, MD -
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2018 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
UNC Medical Center
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
UNC Health Care Citrix
UNC Medical Center Intranet
Copyright 2019 UNC Health Care. All rights reserved.