Obesity, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease

@inproceedings{Hall2014ObesityHA,
  title={Obesity, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease},
  author={Michael Edward Hall and Jussara M do Carmo and Alexandre A. da Silva and Luis A Juncos and Zhen Wang and John E. Simon Hall},
  booktitle={International journal of nephrology and renovascular disease},
  year={2014}
}
Obesity is a major risk factor for essential hypertension, diabetes, and other comorbid conditions that contribute to development of chronic kidney disease. Obesity raises blood pressure by increasing renal tubular sodium reabsorption, impairing pressure natriuresis, and causing volume expansion via activation of the sympathetic nervous system and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and by physical compression of the kidneys, especially when there is increased visceral adiposity. Other factors… CONTINUE READING
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