Aldosterone is the hormone that promotes fluid retention in the blood and thus helps maintains blood pressure. Increased physical activity will lead to naturally increased aldosterone production, as will stress and high-protein diets.
If a person is very tall and lean, they may need to have their blood level of aldosterone checked to make sure that it’s at the right level to maintain correct blood pressure. Conversely, if a person is overweight, stressed, and tends to consume lots of protein they should check to determine if their aldosterone levels are too high and thus contribute to high blood pressure.Disclaimer: References or links to other sites from Wellness.com does not constitute recommendation or endorsement by Wellness.com. We bear no responsibility for the content of websites other than Wellness.com.