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Ochsner J. 2009 Fall;9(3):133-6.

Obesity-related hypertension.

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Hypertension Section, Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA.

Abstract

Obesity-associated arterial hypertension is characterized by activation of the sympathetic nervous system, activation of the renin-angiotensin system, and sodium retention, among other abnormalities. In this review, the following 3 facets of the obesity/hypertension nexus will be discussed: the potential mechanisms by which obesity can lead to elevated arterial pressure, the interaction of obesity with the sequelae of hypertension, and the therapies that are believed to optimally treat obesity-related hypertension.

KEYWORDS:

Hypertension; obesity

PMID:
21603428
PMCID:
PMC3096270
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