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Renal vascular disease is the name given to a variety of complications that affect the arteries and veins of the kidneys. These complications affect the blood circulation of the kidneys, and may cause damage to the tissues of the kidneys, kidney failure, and/or high blood pressure.
Renal vascular disease is often associated with hypertension (high blood pressure). Hormones which influence blood pressure are affected by kidney function. Decreased blood flow to the kidney(s) as a result of renal vascular disease may cause an excessive amount of renin to be produced.

Adrenal Cortex: The adrenal cortex—the outer part of the gland—produces hormones that are vital to life, such as cortisol (which helps regulate metabolism and helps your body respond to stress) and aldosterone (which helps control blood pressure).

Primary aldosteronism: Aldosterone is the most potent meneralocorticoid produced by the adrenals. It causes sodium retention and potassium loss-

Cushing's Syndrome: All about the stress hormone CORTISOL..... And your body making too much of it. S/S Buffalo Hump (fat deposit on back of neck between shoulder blades, pink or purple stretch marks, increased hair growth in the wrong places for women, moon face.

Pheochromocytoma: Rare, usually noncancerous tumor that develops in the adrenal gland (cortex). The increase/decrease in the excretion of the adrenal hormones (they control virtually every organ and tissue in your body)
- releases more glucocorticoids causing you to have blood pressure increase
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