Hyperaldosteronism is an endocrine disorder. Endocrine disorders are those which are related to impaired secretion of endocrine glands. Endocrine glands include Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Thyroid, parathyroid, Adrenal gland etc which secretes hormones. Hormones helps in the process of regulation of body and each hormone have different function. Common endocrine disorders are diabetes mellitus, acromegaly, Addison’s disease, Cushing syndrome, Grave’s disease etc. Here we are going to discuss in detail about Hyperaldosteronism.

What is Hyperaldosteronism?

It is an endocrine disorder which involves one or both adrenal glands to secrete too much of aldosterone. Due to its excessive secretion the potassium level decreases and sodium level increases in the body and the patient is having high blood pressure, water retention in the body etc.

Ayurvedic aspect of Hyperaldosteronism

As per Ayurveda, diseases are caused by vitiation of the tridosha’s i.e (vata, pitta, kapha). Impaired function of Aldosterone hormone has two main symptoms i.e. hypertension and hypokalemia. Hypertension is due to vitiation of Vata dosha (Vayan vata). Vata dosha vitiation is due to vataja nidan or other dhatus and doshas. The pathway of Vata is obstructed by other dhatus and doshas. In this we can consider the concept of avarana due to which hormonal secretions are impaired and atherosclerotic changes occurs in the body. The other symptom includes decreased potassium level which is also due to vitiation of vata dosha. The meda dhatu, pitta and kapha dosha obstruct the vata dosha pathway which results in impairment of aldosterone hormone.

What are the symptoms of Hyperaldosteronism?

Due to hyperactivity of aldosterone hormone, it results in following symptoms:-

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Vision Problems
  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Hypokalemia (low potassium level )
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Excessive Urination
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Palpitations

What are the types of Hyperaldosteronism?

It is of two types.

  1. Primary hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s Disease)
  2. Secondary hyperaldosteronism
  3. Both the types have same symptoms but the causes are different.

What are the causes of Hyperaldosteronism?

According to its types, Hyperaldosteronism has different causes:-

1. Primary Hyperaldosteronism (Conn‘s Disease)

The main cause of primary hyperaldosteronism is adrenal hyperplasia and adrenal adenoma. It causes aldosterone producing cells of adrenal cortex to release excessive aldosterone resulting in high blood pressure and decreased potassium level in the body. This occurs due to pathology within the adrenal gland.

2. Secondary Hyperaldosteronism

It is due to over activity of Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone- system (RAAS). It includes blockage or narrowing of renal artery, Chronic liver failure, excessive use of diuretic medications, Heart failure etc. This occurs due to pathology outside the adrenal gland.

How to Diagnose Hyperaldosteronism?

The diagnosis may include the following investigations:-

  1. Blood tests :- Blood tests shows renin and aldosterone levels in the body. If the hormonal (aldosterone) level increased and renin level decreased that indicates Hyperaldosteronism.
  2. Computed Tomography (CT Scan):- This is the other test which helps in finding any tumor , congenital abnormality, hyperplasia etc.
  3. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI ABDOMEN):- The other way of finding adrenal gland abnormality i.e. hyperplasia, congenital tumor, adenoma etc. Due to this, it’s easy to find the cause of hyperaldosteronism .

Other Tests May Include

  1. Captopril challenge test
  2. Saline infusion test
  3. Salt loading test
  4. Fludrocortisone suppression test
  5. Adrenal vein sample

What are the complications of Hyperaldosteronism?

The complications may occur when the secretion of aldosterone hormones is much increased. These are :

  1. Heart attack
  2. Kidney failure
  3. Stroke
  4. Injury to heart tissues
  5. Enlargement of heart

What is the treatment of Hyperaldosteronism?

In Allopathic medicine system, the treatment of hyperaldosteronism includes Dietary changes, Antihypertensive drugs and surgery. Lifestyle changes includes balanced diet, exercise, reducing alcohol and caffeine, quitting smoking.
In Ayurvedic science, the treatment is done by pacifying dosha’s with the herbs and herbal formulations. Herbs like Arjuna, Brahmi, Kachnaar etc. are very helpful in treating the patients with Hyperaldosteronism.

Herbal Remedies for the treatment of Hyperaldosteronism:-

Planet Ayurveda is the one of the best leading and trusted organization across the globe which manufactures herbal supplements using the best quality of herbs and under the strict supervision of ayurveda experts or by following the strict principles of ayurveda. Following are the Herbal Formulations For The Treatment of Hyperaldosteronism offered by Planet Ayurveda:

  1. Arjun Tea
  2. Arjuna Capsules
  3. Brahmi Capsules
  4. Kanchnaar Guggul
  5. Navkarshik Churna

Products Description

1. Arjun Tea

Arjun tea is the best supportive remedy for Hyperaldosteronism prepared from Arjuna herb (Terminalia arjuna) being the main ingredient. It is prepared with the combination of herbs which maintains the good health of cardiovascular system .The herbs contain antioxidant property which helps in lowering the blood pressure and cholesterol level in the body.

How to use?

  • Take 1 cup of water and milk each.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of Arjuna Tea.
  • Stir it and boil until it reduced to 1 cup 
  • Add sugar if needed but it gives good results without sugar.

2. Arjuna Capsules

These capsules are helpful in managing the cardiac disorders like CHF, Blockage of the arteries etc and are prepared from standardized extract of Terminalia arjuna. It also possess anti oxidant property which helps in lowering Blood pressure and strengthening the cardiac muscles.

Dosage – 1-2 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

3. Brahmi Capsules

These are prepared from the extract of Brahmi(Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi possess the antioxidant, anti ageing, soothing properties which are very helpful in treating patients with Hyperaldosteronism. It also improves the blood supply and maintains the normal blood pressure.

Dosage – 1-2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

4. Kanchnaar Guggul

This herbal formulation is made up of combination of various herbs which are very effective in treating patients with Hyperaldosteronism. It includes Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Triphala, varun (Crataeva  religiosa) etc which Pacifies Tridosha’s, It also improves the blood circulation and strengthens the cardiac muscles. It also removes all the toxins from the body.

Dosage – 1-2 tablets twice or thrice a day after meal.

5. Navkarshik Churna

Navkarshik churna is also an effective treatment for hyperaldosteronism. This herbal formulation includes ingredients like Triphala , Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), and Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa) that balances the tridoshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha).These herbs do blood purification and detoxifies the body. It maintains the healthy blood pressure and decreases the cholesterol level. It is a very good herbal formulation for strengthening the cardiac muscles and helpful in cardiac disorders also.

Dosage – 1 teaspoon twice a day with lukewarm water after meals.


Therefore, all the above-provided information shows that these herbal supplements remove all the toxins from the body and balances the three vital energies (tridosha). We have tried to provide all the relevant and required information regarding Hyperaldosteronism in the most effective manner. These herbal Formulations are beneficial in preventing and treating the severe and acute symptoms arising in various diseases along with the Hyperaldosteronism.

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Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert Ayurvedic Doctor based in Chandigarh, India, and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic, and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: www.planetayurveda.com