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Why does diabetes mellitus lead to hypertension?

Why does diabetes mellitus lead to hypertension?

Diabetes mellitus causes blood vessel damage, vascular remodelling leading to increased peripheral artery resistance. Also, body fluid volume increases in response to insulin resistance-induced hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia. Both increased peripheral vascular resistance and body fluid volume lead to increase in systemic blood pressure causing Hypertension.

Last updated on 10 May 2022

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