Examen del nivel de aldosterona

Toggle: English / Spanish

Examen del nivel de aldosterona

La aldosterona es una hormona liberada por las glándulas suprarrenales. Ésta es parte del complejo mecanismo que el cuerpo utiliza para regular la presión sanguínea. La aldosterona incrementa la reabsorción de sodio y la excreción de potasio en los túbulos distales de los riñones. La reabsorción del sodio se acompaña por reabsorción de agua, lo cual eleva la presión sanguínea.

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 05/08/2012
  • A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section on Medical Genetics, Winston-Salem, NC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network (2/2/2012).

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services. Learn more about A.D.A.M.'s editorial policy, editorial process and privacy policy. A.D.A.M. is also a founding member of Hi-Ethics and subscribes to the principles of the Health on the Net Foundation (www.hon.ch)

The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- 2013 A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.

This page was last updated: May 7, 2013

         
Average rating (0)