The test in conducted to check hypertension and possible hyperaldosteronism. Some health professional measure urine concentration in 24 hours due to variation in dietary sodium intake and body position. Potassium increases secretion of aldosterone by adrenal cortex and lower serum potassium by secreting from the kidney. High intake of potassium increases plasma aldosterone and enhances the aldosterone response. Its deficiency is present along with electrolyte abnormalities, including hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, and metabolic acidosis. Congenital aldosterone deficiency shows poor growth in childhood and infants suffers from dehydration, salt wasting and failure to thrive.
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