oa South African Medical Journal - The thyroid treatment of essential hypertension : report on 334 cases
|Article Title||The thyroid treatment of essential hypertension : report on 334 cases|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 General Hospital, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Dec 1952|
|Pages||967 - 971|
|Keyword(s)||Essential hypertension, Renal hypertension and Thyroid|
In the regulation of blood pressure the adrenal medulla and the thyroid -gland have antagonistic actions. On the assumption that thyroid insufficiency is the basic factor in the causation of essential hypertension, 334 cases of hypertension were treated with thyroid extract. About 70% responded favourably. Renal hypertension does not respond to thyroid treatment. The value of thyroid extract in the treatment of essential hypertension is confirmed.
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