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

[ Vol. 16 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Zahid Hussain Khan, Milad Minagar and Mohammad Dehghan-Tezerjani*   Pages 79 - 80 ( 2 )

Abstract:


We are of the opinion that fasting in Muslims during the 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 needs to be tested in a randomized trial to be confirmed.

Keywords:

Fasting, ramadhan, renin-angiotensin, hypertension, dehydration, blood pressure.

Affiliation:

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Imam Khomeini Medical Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Imam Khomeini Medical Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Imam Khomeini Medical Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran

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