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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.
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

Potency and dosage of statins linked to diagnosis of osteoporosis

Potency and dosage of statins linked to diagnosis of osteoporosis

Physiologists, researchers to discuss factors underlying cardiovascular disease at APS conference

Physiologists, researchers to discuss factors underlying cardiovascular disease at APS conference

AGS patients more likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction, shows study

AGS patients more likely to suffer from sexual dysfunction, shows study

ARNI therapy trial misses target in heart failure, may have selective benefit only

ARNI therapy trial misses target in heart failure, may have selective benefit only

Age-related hearing loss could be prevented with development of novel drug

Age-related hearing loss could be prevented with development of novel drug

Study shows new treatment option for heart failure fluid overload

Study shows new treatment option for heart failure fluid overload

Disease-modifying therapy for Alport syndrome still remains an unmet need

Disease-modifying therapy for Alport syndrome still remains an unmet need

Liquorice tea linked to hypertensive emergency – a case report

Liquorice tea linked to hypertensive emergency – a case report

Biomarkers help tailor diuretic treatment for acute heart failure patients

Biomarkers help tailor diuretic treatment for acute heart failure patients

Scientists discover biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders

Scientists discover biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders

Drug lowers kidney failure risk in diabetic patients, study finds

Drug lowers kidney failure risk in diabetic patients, study finds

Study sheds new light on left ventricular dysfunction in ischemic heart disease

Study sheds new light on left ventricular dysfunction in ischemic heart disease

Low-salt diet may be more beneficial for females than males

Low-salt diet may be more beneficial for females than males

Angiotensin receptor blockers improve sodium excretion in blacks

Angiotensin receptor blockers improve sodium excretion in blacks

New statement provides detailed overview of how to diagnose, treat resistant hypertension

New statement provides detailed overview of how to diagnose, treat resistant hypertension