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    disorder she suffers from called Bartter syndrome. She didn't like the way she felt after eating hamburgers and milkshakes and was inspired by her older sister, Michelle, 14, who is also vegan. "She didRead more

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Bartter syndrome

Disease

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.In 90% of cases,...More