How does aldosterone help to maintain blood pressure?

Aldo BP. Aldo is the major salt retaining body hormone. No aldo you die of low BP due to not being able to retain salt. Too much aldo and too much salt and you die of HTN due to the excess aldo causing increased salt storage in body. The only way to get rid of the salt and the high BP is to remove the cause of the excess aldo or eat less salt or use meds that block aldo. I specialize in this.

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What are the effects of aldosterone and of epinephrine on blood pressure?

Increase BP. These hormones will all tend to increase blood pressure, with Epinephrine having the most marked effect and erythropoetin the smallest. The effects will be more marked if baseline BP is elevated, or if on a high salt diet. Aldosterone also tends to lower potassium which can be a clue that the body is producing too much. Read more...

Can anyone describe the action of aldosterone, epinephrine on blood pressure?

Vasoconstriction. These agents cause the arterioles to constrict which raises blood pressure(epinephrine). Aldosterone increases sodium retention increasing blood and fluid volume also raising blood pressure. Read more...