[Oral contraceptives and hypertension].

Abstract

A short review of the literature shows hypertension as one of the many possible side effects of oral contraceptives. The hypertension apparently develops as a result of stimulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Studies have demonstrated this action to be attributable to the estrogen component, since progesterone has not shown any… (More)

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@article{Beckerhoff1971OralCA, title={[Oral contraceptives and hypertension].}, author={R. Beckerhoff and Walter Siegenthaler}, journal={Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift}, year={1971}, volume={101 15}, pages={543-4} }