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What is Aldosterone?

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Updated May 06, 2014

Question: What is Aldosterone?
Answer: Aldosterone is a hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands. It works primarily on kidney (renal) cells to help maintain the balance of fluids and electrolytes in our bodies. Its mainly works to control reabsorption of sodium and chloride and secretion of potassium and hydrogen. If aldosterone production is not functioning properly, there can be serious consequences to the heart, kidneys and electrolyte balance.

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