The main signs of primary aldosteronism are:

  • Moderate to severe high blood pressure
  • High blood pressure that takes several medications to control (resistant hypertension)
  • High blood pressure along with a low potassium level (hypokalemia)

When to see a doctor

Have your blood pressure checked regularly, especially if you have risk factors for high blood pressure, for example if:

  • You're age 45 or older
  • You have a family history of high blood pressure
  • You're overweight
  • You have a sedentary lifestyle
  • You use tobacco
  • You drink a lot of alcohol
  • You have dietary imbalances (too much salt, not enough potassium)
Jan. 02, 2014