From normotension to hypertension in Kenyans and Ugandans 1928-1978.

@article{Trowell1980FromNT,
  title={From normotension to hypertension in Kenyans and Ugandans 1928-1978.},
  author={H C Trowell},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  year={1980},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={167-73}
}
  • H C Trowell
  • Published 1980 in East African medical journal
From at least 1928 until about 1940 essential hypertension was reported to be a rare disease among the population in Kenya and Uganda. Currently, it is 1 of the common causes of heart failure and a major cause of cerebrovascular disease in many hospitals in these 2 nations. Field data in these countries suggest that blood pressure rises during adult life, and essential hypertension occurs in salt-sensitive individuals, when sodium chloride daily intake is excessive. If the intake of potassium… CONTINUE READING