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Aldosterone is a steroid hormone made by the adrenal cortex (the outer layer of the adrenal gland). It helps control the balance of water and salts in the kidney by keeping sodium in and releasing potassium from the body. Too much aldosterone can cause high blood pressure and a build-up of fluid in body tissues. Aldosterone is a type of mineralocorticoid hormone.
RAAS inhibitors are safe to use in COVID-19 patients, study shows

RAAS inhibitors are safe to use in COVID-19 patients, study shows

Main receptors used by SARS-CoV-2 for cell entry are absent in the human placenta

Main receptors used by SARS-CoV-2 for cell entry are absent in the human placenta

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of severe COVID-19, say researchers

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of severe COVID-19, say researchers

Indo-Mediterranean style diets can cause decline in pre-heart failure, arrhythmias

Indo-Mediterranean style diets can cause decline in pre-heart failure, arrhythmias

ACE inhibitors should not be discontinued over fears about COVID-19, say researchers

ACE inhibitors should not be discontinued over fears about COVID-19, say researchers

High blood pressure drugs found to be safe for COVID-19 patients

High blood pressure drugs found to be safe for COVID-19 patients

New clinical trial to assess whether hypertension drug may reduce COVID-19 severity

New clinical trial to assess whether hypertension drug may reduce COVID-19 severity

Radboudumc researchers find essential mechanism in the disease process of COVID-19

Radboudumc researchers find essential mechanism in the disease process of COVID-19

Role of ACE/ARB inhibitors in the treatment of COVID-19

Role of ACE/ARB inhibitors in the treatment of COVID-19

Do ACE inhibitors increase SARS-CoV-2 binding to ACE2?

Do ACE inhibitors increase SARS-CoV-2 binding to ACE2?

Hypertensive patients on ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may have improved COVID-19 prognosis

Hypertensive patients on ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may have improved COVID-19 prognosis

Antihypertensive drugs may protect against COVID-19 in heart patients

Antihypertensive drugs may protect against COVID-19 in heart patients

Advancing a protein drug in lettuce leaves to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension

Advancing a protein drug in lettuce leaves to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension

Study finds link between meditation, the endocrine system, health and wellbeing

Study finds link between meditation, the endocrine system, health and wellbeing

Burnout linked to higher risk for abnormal heart rhythm

Burnout linked to higher risk for abnormal heart rhythm

Gene mutations in the ClC-2 chloride channel cause high blood pressure, kidney damage

Gene mutations in the ClC-2 chloride channel cause high blood pressure, kidney damage

New drug Aliskiren shows promise for heart failure patients

New drug Aliskiren shows promise for heart failure patients

Blocking a protein in immune cells may help reduce risk of heart attack and stroke

Blocking a protein in immune cells may help reduce risk of heart attack and stroke

Experts discuss sex-specific sensitivity to key blood pressure hormone

Experts discuss sex-specific sensitivity to key blood pressure hormone

Short-term probiotic therapy regimen may improve symptoms of gout, kidney disease

Short-term probiotic therapy regimen may improve symptoms of gout, kidney disease