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How can a hyposecretion of aldosterone and cortisol hormones lead to low blood sugar?

How can a hyposecretion of aldosterone and cortisol hormones lead to low blood sugar?

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 glycogen (stored sugar) is depleted (happens in less than 24 hours of fasting), and the body cannot make enough new sugar from amino acids, low blood sugar can occur. Aldosterone does not play a role in gluconeogenesis. ...Read more

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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Why might aldosterone levels be elevated?

Why might aldosterone levels be elevated?

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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What does "plasma aldosterone concentration" mean?

What does "plasma aldosterone concentration" mean?

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 10 ng/ml. Different labs express if differently as well. So best to ask your team what values your lab uses ...Read more

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How do diuretics inhibit the action of aldosterone?

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. Diuretics counteract this activity by promotng sodium excretion in the urine. There are many types of diuretics but some like spironolactone directly inhibitthe activity of aldosterone. ...Read more

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What's a 2 hour supine aldosterone test looking for?

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. ...Read more

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

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

Aldo of 10: In order to be able to interpret an aldo level in the urine you must know your salt intake measured in that 24 hr urine. If urine Na is low then this is a low urine aldo as low salt in diet increases aldo. If your salt intake is high then this may be a normal urine aldo. You must ask the lab that did the test for their normal range based on salt intake. Has K ever been low? This may lower aldo ...Read more

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Is it possible for aldosterone to make urine hypoosmiotic and concentrated?

Physiology: Hi. Aldosterone is primarily there to regulate renal handling of sodium, potassium, and acid. Urine concentration/osmolality is more a function of anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) regulating tubular luminal (phenobarbital) water channels and the ambient solute gradient in the loop of Henle. Water follows sodium in general, but the kidneys place quite a degree of regulation on this, so aldo has trivial effect on conc. ...Read more

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Aldosterone was 2 ng/dL (fasted, early morning, upright) is this normal or low? Does it warrant further testing? Cortisol was high/normal 22.2 mcg/dL

Aldosterone was 2 ng/dL (fasted, early morning, upright) is this normal or low? Does it warrant further testing? Cortisol was high/normal 22.2 mcg/dL

More history: I don't know much about your history or what has caused you to have this testing in the first place so I won't be of much help, BUT the aldosterone level is low and may warrant further testing for Cushing's syndrome, 17-alpha-hydroxylase deficiency,Liddle's syndrome,ectopic ACTH syndrome, or mutations of your mineralcorticoid receptors. You need to talk to your doctor for more direction. ...Read more

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I have been taking spiro for hyperaldosteronism for a year. By now has my aldosterone level returned to normal and will i ever be able to stop taking ?

It is unlikely : If you have conn disease you will likely need for long. But have to know if your hyperaldestronism is temporary to suggest duration of treatment. ...Read more

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What is aldosterone?

Aldosterone: 40F form LA asks what is aldosterone. ANS: For more details do a wikipedia search. It is the major salt retaining hormone from the adrenal. Exes causes high BP and many other symptoms which I specialize in. Contact me for 2nd opinion if needed. ...Read more

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