Harvard Heart Letter

Aldosterone overload: An overlooked cause of high blood pressure?

This hormone, which helps the body manage water and sodium, is a focus of growing interest among researchers. High blood pressure which has no symptoms or warning signs can harm your blood vessels, heart, brain, eyes, and kidneys. An estimated 46% of adults in the United States have this stealth condition. A combination of unhealthy habits, such as smoking, a poor diet, and lack of exercise, can contribute to a…

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