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24 Hour Urinary Aldosterone Excretion Rate
Had a hypertensive crisis w CHF kidney u/s showed echogenic renal pyramids. Bicarbonate is low 20.5 aldosterone 2.4 RDW 18.1 blood in urine , ideas?
Aldosterone 2.4: Your question cannot be answered properly, as you did not give enough information. You aldosterone (a) level is 2.4. It is difficult to say what that means because your a is dependent on whether you were standing, sitting, or lying down when the blood was drawn and normal values vary from lab to lab. A physician (p)ordered your test, ask the p for a more-informed answer to your question better. ...Read more
Aldo and ANP: Hi. Aldosterone (aldo) tends to promote sodium reabsorption (retention) and potassium excretion by the kidney tubule. ANP, as the name implies, tends to promote urinary sodium excretion, and is somewhat regulated by how much sodium (i.e., salt) is in the diet. We use an aldo analog, fludrocortisone, clinically for people who can't make aldo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Correct measurement: Aldosterone levels vary quite a bit with even position. First make sure that it is measured correctly. Truly high levels of aldosterone may be related to overgrowth or tumor in the adrenal gland, or be secondary to high renin levels driving higher production. Further labs and imaging may be needed to accurately diagnose. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is an a.m. Aldosterone of 6ng/dl on the low side? Range is < or = 28 which seems dumb because a value of 0 or 1 would be "in range".
No: That is an acceptable level in and of itself, but it must be evaluated in the context of other hormonal levels and other symptoms and signs you are experiencing. ...Read more
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 might be hard at first but the more you read the more you will understand. There is also a section "Images" but that is much more difficult to fully understand. ...Read more
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