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, Mohammad Dehghan-Tezerjani*.

Journal Name: Current Hypertension Reviews

Volume 16 , Issue 1 , 2020

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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.

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VOLUME: 16
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2020
Page: [79 - 80]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/1573402115666190214112546

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