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Activation of the Renin-angiotensin System could cause Hypertension During Fasting in Muslims in the Month of Ramadhan

Author(s):

Zahid Hussain Khan, Milad Minagar and Mohammad Dehghan-Tezerjani*   Pages 1 - 2 ( 2 )

Abstract:


We are of the opinion that fasting during the Muslims month of Ramadhan could cause hypertension secondary to dehydration that inevitably follows. Dehydration initiates a cascade of hormonal events that finally culminate in hypertension. This hypothesis however need to be tested in a randomized trial to be confirmed.

Keywords:

Fasting, Ramadhan, Renin-angiotensin, Hypertension.

Affiliation:

Imam Khomeini Medical Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1419733141, Imam Khomeini Medical Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1419733141, Imam Khomeini Medical Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1419733141



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