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Biological evidences of the stress management training in patients with hypertension / Evidências biológicas do treino de controle do stress em pacientes com hipertensão

By Lucia Emmanoel Novaes Malagris, atiana Marlowe Cunha Brunini, Monique Bandeira Moss, Pedro José Araújo Silva, Bruna Renha Esposito and Antonio Cláudio Mendes Ribeiro

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of stress management training in a group of hypertensive patients. Alterations of L-arginine-nitric oxide (NO) pathway were used as an evaluation criterion. Hypertensive (n=44) and normotensive (n=25) women participated in this study, and the stress management training was performed with a group of 14 hypertensive patients, observing the changes in the stress level and in L-arginine transport. In hypertension, the transport of L-arginine, via system y+, was reduced. Moreover, stressed hypertensive patients had a reduction of L-arginine transport by both systems, y+ and y+L, compared to stressed normotensive patients. The reduction of stress with stress management training in stressed hypertensive patients restored the transport of L-arginine via system y+ to the same levels of non-stressed hypertensive patients

Topics: Stress, hypertension, cellular transport, Psychology, BF1-990, Philosophy. Psychology. Religion, B, DOAJ:Psychology, DOAJ:Social Sciences
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:1581bb15ca514bb5ab0a96115cdeb9a5
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