LES OBVIOUS CAUSES OF HYPERTENSION: ENDOCRINE CONDITIONS

Hypertension is also associated with various endocrine (hormonal) problems, including Cushing’s disease and thyroid disorders. Researcher Dr. Peter К. T. Pang has presented new evidence that a particular hormone called parathyroid hypertensive factor (PHF) plays a part in hypertension in some people. Dr. Pang first discovered that the PHF hormone was present in blood samples of hypertensive animals. When he injected a PHF antibody into hypertensive animals, their blood pressure went down. This finding is an outcome of relatively new research, but its conclusions are quite convincing. As more PHF research is done, including investigating new treatments aimed at this cause, I’m sure we will be hearing more about PHF and hypertension in the near future.
Female menopause and its male counterpart, andropause (declining testosterone levels in middle-aged men), also belong in this category, since a reduction of some sex hormones can result in increased blood pressure. High blood pressure may also develop rapidly toward the end of pregnancy, and in pregnant women who already have hypertension, it often becomes more severe. In most cases, high blood pressure that develops during pregnancy returns to normal after delivery.
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LES OBVIOUS CAUSES OF HYPERTENSION: ENDOCRINE CONDITIONSHypertension is also associated with various endocrine (hormonal) problems, including Cushing’s disease and thyroid disorders. Researcher Dr. Peter К. T. Pang has presented new evidence that a particular hormone called parathyroid hypertensive factor (PHF) plays a part in hypertension in some people. Dr. Pang first discovered that the PHF hormone was present in blood samples of hypertensive animals. When he injected a PHF antibody into hypertensive animals, their blood pressure went down. This finding is an outcome of relatively new research, but its conclusions are quite convincing. As more PHF research is done, including investigating new treatments aimed at this cause, I’m sure we will be hearing more about PHF and hypertension in the near future.Female menopause and its male counterpart, andropause (declining testosterone levels in middle-aged men), also belong in this category, since a reduction of some sex hormones can result in increased blood pressure. High blood pressure may also develop rapidly toward the end of pregnancy, and in pregnant women who already have hypertension, it often becomes more severe. In most cases, high blood pressure that develops during pregnancy returns to normal after delivery.*46/313/5*

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