STUDY OF SERUM CALCIUM IN ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION
Dr. Uday S. Bande# and Dr. Prasanth Huballi
Hypertension as a clinical entity is one of the most prevalent cardiovascular disorder with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. The present study attempts to focus the serum calcium level among essential hypertensives and to correlate Serum calcium status with the blood pressure Sr. calcium was estimated in fifty hypertensives (M= 28, F=22) & fifty healthy controls (M=29; F=21). Efforts were also made to final out an association between body mass index and waist circumference with systolic & diastolic blood pressure. Body mass index was significantly more in those with stage II hypertension. Calcium level was significantly lower among hypertensive when compare to healthy controls. The blood pressure also correlated positively with body mass index and waist circumference whereas negatively correlated with Serum Calcium but no significant correlations found between Vitamin D and hypertension. In view of the significant changes Serum Calcium among Hypertensive population, community must be motivated to consume Calcium rich diet as a form of primary prevention for essential Hypertension.
Keywords: Essential hypertension, serum calcium.
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