Conn's syndrome


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Related to Conn's syndrome: hyperaldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome, Addison's disease
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Noun1.Conn's syndrome - disturbances in saltwater balance and symptoms of weakness and muscular cramps and twitching and convulsions and sometimes paralysis; usually caused by a benign tumor of the cortex of the adrenal gland that leads to excess secretion of aldosterone
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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These patients usually have abnormalities of adrenocortical hormones, such as Cushing's syndrome, Conn's syndrome, pheochromocytoma and virilization.
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.