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A 22-year-old male asked:

if someone was to have low angiotensin ii and low aldosterone would you expect to see a lower renin also?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Renin levels: If one has a low aldosterone and angiotensin ii, one would expect a high renin level. Renin leads to angiotensin i and ii synthesis. If those levels are low and the person is ambulatory, the person's renin would be expected to be high. For a diagram of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system go to this link; http://www.Google.Com/search?Hl=en;site=imghp;tbm=isch;source=hp;biw=2556;bih=1234;q=renin+angiotensin+system;oq=+angiotensin+sy;gs_l=img.1.1.0j0i5l9.576.4679.0.9029.16.9.0.5.5.0.227.974.0j5j1.6.0....0...1ac.1.35.Img..5.11.985.Luxw_l48srm#fa.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

The function of angiotensin II in your body is what?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Angiotensin II: Angiotensin ii stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce aldosterone which regulates salt and water reabsorption in the kidney. It is a vasoconstrictor and has effects to drive up BP through both these mechanisms. It potentates sympathetic neural output at the pregnant livonia level.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the primary cause for the release of angiotensin ii?

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Hypertension: Angiorensin ii is a potent vasoconstrictor and proinflammatory chemical that has effects on vascular endothelium that contribute to atherosclerosis and hypertension. In the heart it increases hypertrophy and increases arrhythmic potential. It stimulates aldosterone . It is formed through a chemical conversion of angiotensin i to angiotensin ii mediated by sympathetic activation of ace.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

Do I have some adrenal issue? Acth: 80 (7 - 63 pg/ml) 8am cortisol: 535 (138 - 690 nmol/l) adrenalin: 83 (< 100 pg/ml) aldosterone: 5.6 (1 - 16 ng/dl)

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Not according...: ...To these labs (mildly elevated acth on one specimen does not mean much), but there are others that may be necessary if your symptoms warrant them.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

Does acth causes both aldosterone and cortisol secretion?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: Although acth predominantly controls the secretion of cortisol from the adrenal glands, it also has a minor role in controlling aldosterone. The major control of aldosterone is through the renin/angiotensin system from the kidney, and relates to sodium and potassium balance.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

Does 10 in a range 15-70 aldosterone 24h urine result means anything?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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 means anything, but again, keep in mind that we are not to "treat" #s but the person, so more history is needed.

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