Estrogen protects the female heart. Now researchers know how it does it. Estrogen, a major female hormone in premenopausal women, inhibits a key receptor that regulates blood pressure. Researchers found that estrogen talks to estrogen receptors that protect the circulatory system by inhibiting another hormone called aldosterone.
Aldosterone is a corticosteroid hormone that regulates sodium and fluid blance in the kidneys. Aldosterone receptors regulate blood pressure. When aldosterone is high in baseline labs there is a concern for increased risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease because high levels can signify damage to blood vessels.
Estrogen prevents the damaging effects of aldosterone. Estrogen protects against vascular inflammation that can lead to atherosclerosis.
Researchers are hopeful that they can create an aldosterone antagonist medication that can be used by men and women. Aldosterone antagonist medications are currently used to treat chronic heart failure and hypertension.
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