Hyperaldosteronism in Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease that is the result of damage to liver tissue with scarring of the liver (fibrosis – nodular regeneration) causing progressive decrease in liver function, excessive fluid in the abdomen (ascites), bleeding disorders (coagulopathy), increased pressure in the blood vessels (portal hypertension), and brain function disorders (hepatic encephalopathy). Excessive alcohol…