Discover the hormone that may end hearing loss

A bioidentical hormone known as aldosterone may soon make hearing aids obsolete in people with age-related hearing loss. This is excellent news for anyone facing the social stigma of hearing loss or the instant admission of aging announced by the wearing of a hearing aid.

Aldosterone is a steroid from the mineralocorticoid family that is produced in ample supply by the adrenal glands of young healthy people. But as we age, we lose the ability to make sufficient amounts of aldosterone just as we do with other steroid hormones.

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New Clue to Controlling Hypertension

You may never have heard of aldosterone — many people haven’t — but this hormone is vital to your body’s healthy function. Produced by the adrenal glands that sit atop the kidneys, aldosterone conducts a veritable symphony of body functions, speeding up and slowing down changes in levels of potassium, sodium and other electrolytes in your blood, all in order to keep blood pressure from fluctuating too much.

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