Bartter's syndrome

What is Bartter's syndrome?

Bartter syndrome is a rare inherited defect in the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle. It is characterized by low potassium levels (hypokalemia), increased blood pH (alkalosis), and normal to low blood pressure. There are two types of Bartter syndrome: neonatal and classic. A closely associated disorder, Gitelman syndrome, is milder than both subtypes of Bartter syndrome.

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I have been disagnosed with Barrters syndrome and currently taking 22 potassium tabs a day and 2 different diuretics. My potassium level is still...

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Hi Denise,
Thanks for writing in.
I understand your concern.
As far as the Bartter's syndrome is concerned, you should be talking to a nephrologist...

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Permanant treatment for hypokalemia

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Hypokalemia occurs due to increased losses of potassium either through the gut or kidneys. Some medications (diuretics) also can was...

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I have been diagnosed with Conn's Syndrome and have high blood pressure that does not seem to respond to traditional BP medications and also odema....

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Dear Friend.

Conn's syndrome is a common cause for young hypertension.
You need your blood pressure be strictly controlled , before they effect...

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I have been diagnosed with Conn's Syndrome and have high blood pressure that does not seem to respond to traditional BP medications and also odema....

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Permanant treatment for hypokalemia

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I have been disagnosed with Barrters syndrome and currently taking 22 potassium tabs a day and 2 different diuretics. My potassium level is still...

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