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What is the connection between hypertension and obesity?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Common bedfellows

The exact mechanism is not fully understood, though they often go hand in hand.
Abdominal adipose tissue (where most westerners put on weight) secretes substances that lead to higher levels of Insulin in the blood, and the resultant physiological changes are termed "metabolic syndrome, " in which high BP is extremely common. Sleep apnea, common in obese people, can cause very high BP levels.

In brief: Common bedfellows

The exact mechanism is not fully understood, though they often go hand in hand.
Abdominal adipose tissue (where most westerners put on weight) secretes substances that lead to higher levels of Insulin in the blood, and the resultant physiological changes are termed "metabolic syndrome, " in which high BP is extremely common. Sleep apnea, common in obese people, can cause very high BP levels.
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics

In brief: HTN and obesity

About 2/3 of obese people develop hypertension.
The exact mechanism is unknown but we do know that obesity affects several hormones in our body. Of of these is the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system which regulates our blood volume and pressure. There are also people that are thin that suffer from hypertension as well.

In brief: HTN and obesity

About 2/3 of obese people develop hypertension.
The exact mechanism is unknown but we do know that obesity affects several hormones in our body. Of of these is the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system which regulates our blood volume and pressure. There are also people that are thin that suffer from hypertension as well.
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