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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.
Aldosterone shows promise as stroke treatment

Aldosterone shows promise as stroke treatment

"Designer" rats help show how declining estrogen after menopause can affect hypertension

"Designer" rats help show how declining estrogen after menopause can affect hypertension

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is common, deadly, disabling, costly but fortunately - treatable

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is common, deadly, disabling, costly but fortunately - treatable

Eplerenone shows benefit for patients with damaged hearts

Eplerenone shows benefit for patients with damaged hearts

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has a beneficial impact on cardiovascular health in hypertensive postmenopausal women

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has a beneficial impact on cardiovascular health in hypertensive postmenopausal women

New guidelines urge early and long-term treatment with Aldosterone blockade therapy

New guidelines urge early and long-term treatment with Aldosterone blockade therapy

Important for physicians to identify patients at risk for hyperkalemia and implement corresponding measures when using ACE inhibitors

Important for physicians to identify patients at risk for hyperkalemia and implement corresponding measures when using ACE inhibitors

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases

A drug that improves function of retinal blood vessels may be able to reduce the risk of stroke

A drug that improves function of retinal blood vessels may be able to reduce the risk of stroke