I recently had my aldosterone and renin checked. The results were: Aldosterone 17.2, Renin 0.1, Aldosterone/Renin Ratio 172.0.
For years I've had low potassium and taking a potassium prescription which gets me into 'normal' range (4.2). When not on the prescription, I quickly fall out of 'normal' range. I'm also taking 25mg daily of Spironolactone for elevated BP. My BP now runs pretty low (100's over 70's).
I don't know a lot about the Aldosterone/Renin Ratio, but did notice on the lab report that the results were flagged "high" and anything above 25 is suggestive of hyperaldosteronism.
Am I mis-understanding this or should I be seeking more info from my doctor on this?
Thanks in advance for any help!