Why do so many patients with high blood pressure suffer from diabetes?

Discover the reason for the first time

Many people with high blood pressure also suffer from diabetes and it was not yet known why this happens but now medical experts have come to know the secret.

This was revealed in a new medical study .

A joint study by the University of Bristol in the UK and Auckland University in New Zealand found that a protein cell GLP1 regulates both the body’s blood sugar and blood pressure.

“We have known for a long time that blood pressure and diabetes are linked, and now we know the cause, which could help in the development of new treatments,” the researchers said.

GLP1 secretes food into the stomach and acts as a stimulant for insulin to control blood sugar levels. The sensory organ stimulates the carotid artery.

The research used the genomic technique RNA sequencing to determine the effects of genes on mice.

These animals were protected from high blood sugar and it was discovered that the receptor GLP1 in the carotid is sensitized but this receptor is not very active in mice affected by high blood pressure.

“We never expected to see this role of GLP1, so it’s a great discovery,” the researchers said.

Carotid is the place where GLP1 controls blood sugar and blood pressure at the same time, he said.

Patients with high blood pressure or diabetes have an increased risk of fatal coronary heart disease complications, even after taking medication.

This is because most medicines treat only the symptoms and not the causes of blood pressure and blood sugar.

The researchers said that drugs have already been approved for the treatment of GLP1 receptors that are commonly used in diabetics, but they can also lower blood pressure by lowering blood sugar levels.

The results of this study were published in the medical journal Circulation Research


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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