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Diet and arterial hypertension: is the sodium ion alone important?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12111752     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypertension is a widespread phenomenon whose ultimate cause is still unknown. Many factors contribute to this disease, and partially for this reason, hypertension responds to different treatments in different individuals. It is difficult to generalize about therapies for general populations. In particular, the role of electrolytes in hypertension varies widely across individuals. This review focuses its attention on sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium ions in order to investigate whether these electrolytes play a role in the pathogenesis of arterial hypertension and its treatment. Some individuals are especially sensitive to sodium, and changing their intake of dietary sodium may lead to variations in the levels of the other electrolytes. These changes in electrolyte levels can complicate treatments for arterial hypertension in some patients.
Michele Buemi; Massimino Senatore; Francesco Corica; Carmela Aloisi; Adolfo Romeo; Domenico Tramontana; Nicola Frisina
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicinal research reviews     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0198-6325     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Res Rev     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-11     Completed Date:  2002-07-30     Revised Date:  2007-03-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8103150     Medline TA:  Med Res Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Chair of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Messina, Messina Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Calcium / physiology
Hypertension / etiology*
Magnesium / physiology
Potassium / physiology
Sodium Chloride / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
134-62-3/DEET; 7439-95-4/Magnesium; 7440-09-7/Potassium; 7440-70-2/Calcium; 7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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