About Pseudohypoaldosteronism Foundation

The Psedohypoaldosteronism (PHA) Foundation is a group of patients and parents who support families with pseudohypoaldosteronism. This online group offers advice and support for those who have a possible diagnosis of PHA, new diagnosis of PHA or have been diagnosed with PHA long-term. The PHA Foundation has experience with PHA type 1 and type 2, as well as type 1 dominant and recessive. This online community also runs a closed group that is only open to patients and parents affected by PHA. This group serves the international PHA community and offers support in several languages. Pseudohypoaldosteronism (PHA) has a type 1 and type 2 genetic distinction. PHA1 is a disease that affects the regulation of sodium levels in the body. Renal PHA1 is characterized by loss of sodium in the kidneys and is not as severe. However, systemic PHA1 causes sodium loss in other organs and can cause severe deyhyration and failure to thrive. PHA2 is caused by loss of both sodium and potassium in the kidneys and other organs. Symptoms include highly acidic blood, nausea, vomiting, and muscle weakness.