Trauma and PTSD are associated with increased renin activity
What is it about?
Exposure to traumatic Events ist associated with increased renin Levels. In subjects also suffering from PTSD, renin Levels are even higher. After correction for the number of Traumas, PTSD was still associated with increased renin Levels compared to subjects without PTSD
Why is it important?
It can help to explain the association of Trauma with physical diseases and particularly CVD. It also suggests that PTSD is associated with specific neuroendocrine alterations. Moreover, increased renin Levels may also represent a risk factor for developing PTSD after traumatization.
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