Hi....Is anyone familiar with this type of high blood pressure?
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replied November 18th, 2018
Renin converts angiotensinogen to angiotensin I. Angiotensin-converting enzyme in the lungs metabolizes angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Angiotensin II constricts blood vessels and causes blood pressure to increase. High blood pressure as a feedback mechanism would lower renin levels. Low renin hypertension is an underrated and underdiagnosed cause of hypertension. It can be associated with high aldosterone levels as in Conn's syndrome or low aldosterone levels as in Liddle syndrome.


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