What is aldosterone?



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    Aldosterone is a hormone released by the adrenal gland that increases the reabsorption of sodium and water and the release of potassium in the kidneys.  In short, it regulates the amount of electrolytes in the bloodstream.  This is the body’s own way of regulating blood pressure. High levels of aldosterone can cause high blood pressure, muscle cramps and weakness.

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    It is classified as a mineralocorticoid hormone made by the outer portion of the adrenal gland that regulates the balance of salt and water. Low salt levels in the body triggers a response in aldosterone secretions.

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