Tag: hypertension

Feb 15th – Parous women who breastfeed are less likely to develop hypertension than parous women who don’t breastfeed. Image: PD 1. Parous women who breastfeed are less likely to develop hypertension than parous women who don’t breastfeed.  2. Parous women who don’t breastfeed and nulliparous women have roughly equivalent odds of...
Image: PD 1. Patients with heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and hypertension demonstrate increased chemosensitivity in the carotid body, contributing to increased sympathetic activation. 2. Degree of autonomic dysregulation correlated with functional status and mortality. 3. In animal and human models, removal of the carotid body “reset” the sympathetic activation and improved vascular tone. Primer: The carotid body, a highly...