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Dr. Narina Baburyan
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Aldosterone (Definition)

Aldosterone is a steroid hormone (mineralocorticoid family) produced by the outer section (zona glomerulosa) of the adrenal cortex in the adrenal gland. It is involved in blood pressure regulation, potassium ...Read more


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Aldosterone 161 pmol/l - renin/aldosterone ratio 5 - renin 11.4 ng/l - angiotensin II 8ng/l. I have postural orthostatic tachycarda. Why low angioten?

Aldosterone 161 pmol/l - renin/aldosterone ratio 5 - renin 11.4 ng/l - angiotensin II 8ng/l. I have postural orthostatic tachycarda. Why low angioten?

All connected: I am not an expert on this and you don't mention your lab standards so it is hard to say, but they are all connected to each other to regulate the volume of fluid and salt held or released by your kidney and there for your blood pressure. Too little salt then too little volume of blood and BP drops when you stand. ...Read more

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Renin , aldosterone , metanephrine and normetanephrine tests indicates what kind of condition?

Arterial hypertensio: These are hormones closely related to blood pressure control secreted by the kidneys {renin} and the adrenal glands. They are vital for preservation of salt and therefore control the volume of the plasma as well as the tone of your small arteries the combination of these two plus cardiac pump action determines your blood pressure at all times. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Renin , aldosterone , metanephrine and normetanephrine tests tells you what?

BP cause tests aldo: If they are high or low. Usually done looking for cause of high blood pressure or low blood pressure. Renin if low means Aldo or salt intake too high. If high suspect renal artery stenosis. Meta and nors are to test if you have a pheochromocytoma or other fatal tumor (if Dx missed) causing high BP. They can mean you are pregnant if both R and A high. If mets low may have SNS dysfunction ...Read more

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Low aldosterone, normal renin. Sodium 141(135-145), potassium 3.4(3.5-5.0) confused, shouldnt sodium be lower if low aldosterone and potassium higher?

Low aldosterone, normal renin. Sodium 141(135-145), potassium 3.4(3.5-5.0) confused, shouldnt sodium be lower if low aldosterone and potassium higher?

Sodium is difficult: Sodium regulation is complex and not directly related to any single hormone. Mineralocorticoids like Fludrocortisone can increase sodium a bit and do cause sodium retention of sodium, but the sodium level is mostly regulated by a hormone called adh (vasopressin). ...Read more

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Low aldosterone ~3, normal renin and cortisol. Which type of adrenal issue and remedy available? Finding out reason for hyperkalemia and low hco3

Low aldosterone ~3, normal renin and cortisol.  Which type of adrenal issue and remedy available? Finding out reason for hyperkalemia and low hco3

Hypoaldosteronism: You may have normoreninemic hypoaldosteronism. It can be treated by a daily dose of fludrocortisone, under a physicians care. Could be due to medications or primary adrenal gland failure (zona glomerulosa). Additional tests could confirm this. ...Read more

Plasma (Definition)

It is the fluid portion of both the blood and lymph system in which the ...Read more