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

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Author(s): Zahid Hussain Khan, Milad Minagar, Mohammad Dehghan-Tezerjani*.

Journal Name: Current Hypertension Reviews

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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.

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DOI: 10.2174/1573402115666190214112546

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