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All Diseases > Pseudohypoaldosteronism
Disease Category: Genetic Mucociliary Disorders
A multisystemic, metabolic disorder divided into two types. Type 1 is characterized by hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels) due to loss of excessive amounts of sodium in urine, sweat, stool, and saliva. Type 2 is characterized by hypertension (high blood pressure) and hyperkalemia (high blood potassium levels) due to problems regulating sodium and potassium. Symptoms of this disorder mimic (pseudo) low levels (hypo) of aldosterone, the hormone that regulates sodium; however, in actuality, aldosterone levels are high.