Definition of Aldosterone:

A steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex that helps the kidneys regulate the amount of salt and water in your body and, thus, regulate your blood pressure.  When aldosterone levels drop too low, your kidneys cannot keep your salt and water levels in balance, and your blood volume and blood pressure drop.

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Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...It occurs when the adrenal glands, located above each kidney, do not produce enough corticosteroids – in particular, the hormone cortisol, and in some cases, the hormone aldosterone.  There are normally two adrenal glands, one located above each kidney...”

Adrenal Insufficiency

...related topic
“A condition in which the adrenal gland is compromised in its production of epinephrine, norepinephrine, cortisol, corticosterone or aldosterone.  Symptoms include primarily fatigue, weakness, decreased appetite with ensuing weight loss, as well as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, or increased pigmentation...”
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Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...Smoking causes an acute increase in blood pressure, pulse rate, plasma ACTH, cortisol, aldosterone, and catecholamine levels...”


...relationship to Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency
“The adrenal glands produce aldosterone, which is a hormone involved in regulating the body's fluid and electrolyte levels...”

Edema (Water Retention)

...recommendation Ginkgo Biloba
“Idiopathic cyclic edema is characterized by water and sodium retention with secondary hyperaldosteronism (over-production of aldosterone) due to capillary hyperpermeability...”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...It works against the kidney hormone aldosterone which is elevated in this condition and causes excess salt and water retention...”

Hormone Imbalance

...the condition
“...directly influences hormone levels within the body; Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) – A group of genetic disorders that affect the adrenal glands and therefore production of cortisol and aldosterone; Adrenal insufficiency – Inadequate amounts of steroid hormones (primarily cortisol but possibly also aldosterone) are produced by the adrenal glands; Injury or trauma – Brain injury may...”


...related topic
“...Examples include adrenal hormones such as corticosteroids and aldosterone; glucagon, growth hormone, insulin, testosterone, estrogens, progestins, progesterone, DHEA, melatonin, and thyroid hormones such as thyroxine and calcitonin.”
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Hyponatremia (Low Blood Sodium Level)

...the condition
“...kidneys have difficulty eliminating fluids; Liver cirrhosis; Heart failure; Disorders in organs that control the body's regulation of sodium or water ... The adrenal gland secretes a hormone called aldosterone that travels to the kidneys, where it causes them to retain sodium by not excreting it into the urine...”

Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency

...the condition
“...The adrenal cortex is involved in the production of glucocorticoids (such as cortisol, i.e. hydrocortisone), mineralocorticoids (aldosterone) and androgens such as androstenedione and DHEA...”

Low Pregnenolone Level

...the condition
“...All steroid hormones in the body (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, aldosterone, cortisol, etc...”

Pregnenolone a treatment
“...Pregnenolone is the basic precursor – or starting raw material – for the production of ALL the human steroid hormones, including DHEA, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, cortisol and aldosterone, and as such is often referred to as "The Mother Hormone" or the next "up and coming" anti-aging hormone...”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS H (Headache)

...the condition
“...The symptoms of PMS-H are due to an increased extracellular fluid volume which is in turn due to an excess of aldosterone which causes increased fluid retention...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“A deficiency in magnesium causes hyperplasia of the adrenal cortex, elevated aldosterone levels, and increased extracellular fluid volume...”
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