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hyposecretion of aldosterone

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Gluconeogenesis: Hi. In prolonged fasting, cortisol plays an important role in a process the liver uses to make sugar from amino acids called gluconeogenesis. If glyco ... Read More

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Aldosterone: Tough to answer in a short space. Please go online and type in "elevated aldosterone levels". Start at the top and slowly work your way down. It mig ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It's main action is to preserve potassium and lose sodium and water, hope that helps
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Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
I don't think so. : It alters several receptors relating to magnesium but seemingly in a good way. It lowers potassium however.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Aldo concentration?: The concentration of a analyte is the amount of the substance in a specified volume of blood. So is Aldo concentration is 10 it may mean there are 1 ... Read More
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Dr. Reginald Gohh
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Counteracts effects: Aldosterone is a hormone produced by the body which acts to reabsorb sodium from the urine, which is very helpful during periods of dehydration. Diur ... Read More
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Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
A cause of high BP: It is not very useful used alone without testing for plasma renin activity. Ask your doctor why he is recommending it.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to tell: But most likely not, given the fact that it's the high aldosterone that is the target of testing. Yours is low and only slightly low, so i doubt it me ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Physiology: Hi. Aldosterone is primarily there to regulate renal handling of sodium, potassium, and acid. Urine concentration/osmolality is more a function of ant ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Fludrocortisone immediately suppresses a person's aldosterone production, and is often given because of adrenal insufficiency. Aldosterone production ... Read More

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