Pseudohyperaldosteronism, Liquorice, and Hypertension

@article{Sontia2008PseudohyperaldosteronismLA,
  title={Pseudohyperaldosteronism, Liquorice, and Hypertension},
  author={B. Sontia and J. Mooney and L. Gaudet and R. Touyz},
  journal={The Journal of Clinical Hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={10}
}
Consumption of large quantities of liquorice can cause hypokalemia and hypertension. These effects are associated with increased cortisol‐mediated activation of renal mineralocorticoid receptors and hypoaldosteronism. The authors describe a patient with long‐standing hypokalemia and uncontrolled hypertension related to excessive ingestion of liquorice. The case highlights the importance of obtaining a detailed dietary history, especially considering the increasing use of liquorice‐containing… Expand
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