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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Serum Aldosterone (Overview)

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 balance, and fluid balance.


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What is the definition or description of: serum aldosterone?

What is the definition or description of: serum aldosterone?

Hormone: 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 balance, and fluid balance. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Serum Aldosterone (Overview)

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 balance, and fluid balance.


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Why might someone's aldosterone level be elevated?

Why aldo level high?: 40 F asks why might aldo be elevated. Many reasons: low salt intake, dehydration, BP meds, pregnant. If high BP also may have Conn's Syndrome or Renal Artery stenosis. But need more info to help. Send me a consult. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aldosterone?

What is the definition or description of: aldosterone?

Hormone: 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 balance, and fluid balance. ...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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What's the function of the aldosterone hormone?

Function Aldosterone: 48 F form MI asks what is "function" of aldosterone. Its first function is to keep you from dying of salt depletion. Second it keeps you from dying of high blood potassium. It acts on the kidney to increase salt (Na) retention when your body salt is too low: such as from diarrhea, vomiting, sweating, low alt diet. If you have no aldo you die of salt depletion unless you eat salt by handful. ...Read more

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Who should avoid taking an aldosterone antagonist?

A few things: People with severe kidney problem (stage iv-v) or those with high level of potassium should not be taking aldosterone antagonist. ...Read more

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Does acth causes both aldosterone and cortisol secretion?

Does acth causes both aldosterone and cortisol secretion?

ACTH ALDO Cortisol: I have seen two families in which ACTH is the major driver for aldo production. They have the syndrome called GRA (Glucocorticoid Remedial Aldosteronism) caused by a cross over mutation in the genes controlling aldo production so that the major controller of aldo is ACTH. As you are young and making this question if you also have HTN your team should consider this. Many do not have low K. ...Read more

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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


Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more