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What makes the juxtaglomerular apparatus release renin? by pathologystudent Posted Fri 06 Nov 2009 10:02pm Q. What triggers renin release? I know that it’s hypo-filtration of the juxtaglomerular apparatus (i.e. reduced fluid flow) but what is the actual trigger for renin release? A. There are actually three different types of cells in the JGA: granular cells (which secrete renin), macula densa cells (which secrete a vasopressive substance that ... Read on »
Basic Review: The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Axis by Matt S. Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 12:00am One of the coolest aspects of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is that it involves multiple organ systems: the liver, lung, adrenal gland, kidney, and vasculature are all prominently involved. It never hurts to review basic physiologic principles, right? Listed are the three main components of the RAAS and their main mechan ... Read on »
FDA Approval Given for for Amturnide-Triple Combination Pill to Treat High Blood Pressure in Patients Uncontrolled on Two Medica by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 29 Dec 2010 4:56pm 3 drugs are combined into one and this is the 3rd approved medication to combine 3 medications in one pill.  It is approved for those patients who are presently taking a 2 medication pill and still having issues with keeping blood pressure in check. Tekturna is a prescription medicine for adults used to treat high blood pressure by itself ... Read on »
Fat Soluble Vitamins---Vitamin D---Part I by Diane S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 12:41pm This is one of the most forgotten and most important of the vitamins I've been researching. Fair warning---this will end up being multiple posts. I have found too many things to share, to try and put it all in one post. Vitamins A, D, E and K are all classified as fat soluble vitamins - since they are soluble in fat and are absorbed b ... Read on »
Treating Hypertension with Bonita Fish Peptides by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 25 Feb 2012 6:04pm Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a profoundly detrimental health condition experienced by more than 970 million people globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2020, there will be more than 1.56 billion people worldwide with dangerously elevated blood pressure levels. WHO recognizes hypertension as one of the most pr ... Read on »
Treating Hypertension with Bonito Fish Peptides by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 25 Feb 2012 6:04pm Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a profoundly detrimental health condition experienced by more than 970 million people globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2020, there will be more than 1.56 billion people worldwide with dangerously elevated blood pressure levels. WHO recognizes hypertension as one of the most pr ... Read on »
Meditation and Nutraceuticals- a True Prescription for High Blood Pressure by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm Today’s NPR morning edition,   “To Lower Blood Pressure, Open Up and Say ‘Om’”,  discussed research demonstrating that a daily meditation practice increases nitric oxide levels, which opens up blood vessels, and decreases blood pressure.  A physician interviewed on the show, Dr. Zusman, talked about how he was able to reduce his patients blo ... Read on »
In Some Patients, Hypertension Meds Raise Blood Pressure by Medline Plus Posted Wed 25 Aug 2010 1:00pm Finding true for "significant" percentage of people, researchers say Wednesday, August 25, 2010 WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Popular prescription medications taken to control hypertension may actually boost blood pressure in a "statistically significant" percentage of patients, researchers re ... Read on »
Review: The Juxtaglomerular Apparatus by Matt S. Posted Sat 25 Oct 2008 12:00am The juxtaglomerular apparatus (JGA) is located between the afferent arteriole and the returning distal convoluted tubule of the same nephron. It is responsible for regulating both intrarenal (tubuloglomerular feedback) and extrarenal (renin-angiotensin-aldosterone) mechanisms necessary to maintain both renal and entire body volume status. ... Read on »
Multiple renal arteries and hypertension? by Matt S. Posted Tue 14 Jun 2011 8:24pm A woman in her 30's presented with five years of severe hypertension, uncontrolled on trials of four or five agents over the past few years. She had had preeclampsia nine years ago that resolved after delivery, and for the next four years she was reportedly normotensive. Her hypertension had been diagnosed five years ago when she developed di ... Read on »