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  #1

Hi to everyone!

in FA, page 297, it's written that in secondary adrenal insufficiency there is not hyperkalemia...

Anyone can explain me why??

thanks


  #2

But then why is it still called "insufficiency"?

For example, in secondary hypotyroidism T4 and T3 levels are low...




  #3

The insufficiency is a name. It is a secondary issue. So aldosterone is not affected.



  #4

ok...so if the aldosterone is not affected, what is the clinical problem of a patient with secundary adrenal insufficiency?





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