A patient with hyperaldosteronism asks the nurse about the cause of his disease. The nurse understands that the most common cause of hyperaldosteronism is


• Adrenal adenoma is the most common cause of hyperaldosteronism, followed by adrenal hyperplasia.
• Renal artery stenosis, juxtaglomerular cell tumor, and adrenal carcinoma are all less common causes of hyperaldosteronism.

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