Sex hormones and hypertension.

  title={Sex hormones and hypertension.},
  author={Raghvendra K Dubey and Suzanne Oparil and Bruno Imthurn and Edwin K Jackson},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  volume={53 3},
Gender has an important influence on blood pressure, with premenopausal women having a lower arterial blood pressure than age-matched men. Compared with premenopausal women, postmenopausal women have higher blood pressures, suggesting that ovarian hormones may modulate blood pressure. However, whether sex hormones are responsible for the observed gender-associated differences in arterial blood pressure and whether ovarian hormones account for differences in blood pressure in premenopausal… CONTINUE READING

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