Low Urinary Magnesium/Calcium Ratio Due to Increased Urinary Calcium Excretion in Essential Hypertension
A statistically significant association between blood pressure and frequency of kidney stone disease was reported many years ago1. More recently a mild degree of hypercalciuria has been described in patients with arterial hypertension2,3. Furthermore, a renal calcium leak as well as a high incidence of kidney stones has been found in the rat with genetic hypertension4,5. In the present paper we report on the urinary excretion of calcium and the urinary Mg/Ca ratio as potential risk factors for kidney stone disease in patients with hypertension.
KeywordsKidney Stone Urinary Calcium Excretion Hypertensive Group Kidney Stone Disease Genetic Hypertension4
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