A 18-year-old male asked:
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how exactly testosterone contribute in the increase of blood pressure ?

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Dr. Maureen Ziboh
25 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown: Thought to be through hormonal mediators which could cause retention of fluids.
Answered on Jul 31, 2014
Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience Pediatrics
Testosterone & HBP: There is still much controversy on this topic The effects of testosterone on blood pressure are many and complex. Men with high blood pressure may be almost twice as likely to have low testosterone as men with normal blood pressure. On the other hand, too much testosterone can increase blood pressure. Testosterone acts in multiple ways on blood vessels, so this may account for the varying effects.
Answered on Jul 31, 2014

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