Balancing sodium and potassium levels is right near the top of your body’s priorities. Why? These two elements each play a crucial role in regulating bodily fluids. Sodium is responsible for the fluids outside the cells (like blood plasma), while potassium handles the fluid inside cells. A balanced sodium-potassium relationship leads to healthy cell function, hormone messaging, and organ activity. 

In their dual roles, when sodium levels rise, potassium levels fall, and vice versa. And with cell function, hormone messaging, and organ activity on the line, the hormones that regulate the balance of sodium and potassium levels are vital to overall health.

The role of the kidneys

When hormones signal the body to either conserve or excrete fluids, the kidneys are responsible for meeting this need and maintaining balance. If potassium levels become too high, the kidneys release more sodium into the blood. If sodium levels are too high, then the kidneys excrete more sodium in an attempt to keep potassium at the proper level. 

The role of hormones

The balance of sodium and potassium levels between cells and the body is so vital that cell membranes have a pump to regulate the balance of the two chemicals. Hormones play a crucial role in all of this. They act as little messengers telling the body when to conserve liquids and when to excrete them. Hormone regulation is imperative for the body to function.

Aldosterone

This is a steroid hormone responsible for maintaining water and salt balance in the body. It helps regulate the chemicals in the fluids found outside of cells. If your sodium and potassium levels change, aldosterone is responsible for getting a signal to the kidneys to either remove sodium from the body or increase it, depending on what is needed. 

Arginine vasopressin 

Arginine vasopressin is an antidiuretic hormone that helps regulate the balance of fluids. It is responsible for balancing the amount of fluid the body loses (or doesn’t lose) through urine. This antidiuretic hormone binds to kidney receptors to regulate water absorption and decrease urine. If water levels begin to drop, arginine vasopressin is the hormone that signals the kidneys to conserve it. 

Maintaining balance

Anyone is susceptible to sodium-potassium imbalance, which is caused by inadequate diet, extreme exercise without proper rehydration, illness, or medication side effects. But as people age, it is harder for the body to maintain the balance of sodium and potassium. 

Older people’s bodies naturally contain less fluid, which means a change in fluid intake or illness can have serious consequences. The kidneys also play a role in aging and balance. As a person ages, the kidneys become less efficient at regulating urine. 

ASEA and hormones

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