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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.
Comorbidities lead to an increased risk of death from Covid-19, research shows

Comorbidities lead to an increased risk of death from Covid-19, research shows

Soluble ACE2 level correlates with COVID-19 outcomes

Soluble ACE2 level correlates with COVID-19 outcomes

Polyphenols may provide protective effect against COVID-19 disease

Polyphenols may provide protective effect against COVID-19 disease

Scientists identify genes involved in autoimmune Addison's disease

Scientists identify genes involved in autoimmune Addison's disease

Variants of nine genes induce a higher risk of developing Addison's disease

Variants of nine genes induce a higher risk of developing Addison's disease

Researchers survey repurposed drugs that inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in vitro

Researchers survey repurposed drugs that inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in vitro

Could spironolactone treat COVID-19-related pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis?

Could spironolactone treat COVID-19-related pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis?

High-affinity SARS-CoV-2 RBD drives mutation spread, forms basis of new COVID-19 inhibitor

High-affinity SARS-CoV-2 RBD drives mutation spread, forms basis of new COVID-19 inhibitor

ACE2 receptor is responsible for the wide host range of SARS-CoV-2

ACE2 receptor is responsible for the wide host range of SARS-CoV-2

Antihypertensive drugs may reduce COVID-19 mortality in at-risk patients

Antihypertensive drugs may reduce COVID-19 mortality in at-risk patients

Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

Furin inhibition may mitigate severe COVID-19, study finds

New druggable target for heart failure in neonates and infants identified

New druggable target for heart failure in neonates and infants identified

Computers could use subtle facial features to recognize congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Computers could use subtle facial features to recognize congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Molecular processes in kidney cells may increase diabetics' vulnerability to COVID-19 infection

Molecular processes in kidney cells may increase diabetics' vulnerability to COVID-19 infection

Androgen deprivation strategies could help mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection

Androgen deprivation strategies could help mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study tackles the role of the renin-angiotensin system on COVID-19 pathophysiology

Study tackles the role of the renin-angiotensin system on COVID-19 pathophysiology

Analysis of existing comorbidities and COVID-19 mortality

Analysis of existing comorbidities and COVID-19 mortality

AI used to define the cytokine storm implicated in fatal COVID-19

AI used to define the cytokine storm implicated in fatal COVID-19

Key China COVID-19 study produced results that influenced subsequent research on coronavirus

Key China COVID-19 study produced results that influenced subsequent research on coronavirus

American Heart Association honors UVA professor for contributions to cardiovascular research

American Heart Association honors UVA professor for contributions to cardiovascular research