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Curr Hypertens Rev. 2019 Feb 13. doi: 10.2174/1573402115666190214112546. [Epub ahead of print]

Activation of the renin-angiotensin system could cause hypertension during fasting in the Muslims month of Ramadhan.

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

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; Hypertension. ; Ramadhan; Renin-angiotensin

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