The Causes of Hypertension in Human Population visiting Sughra Shafih Medical Complex

  • Muhammad Naeem Iqbal The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Asfa Ashraf School of Basic Medical Sciences, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350108, China; Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Mirza Imran Shahzad University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63100, Pakistan.
  • Saman Alam Department of Anatomy and Histology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore 54000, Pakistan.
  • Shiwei Xiao The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China.
  • Sabeen Toor Department of Zoology, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi 46000, Pakistan.
Keywords: Hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, risk factors, prevalence

Abstract

The data about the major causes of hypertension of approximately one hundred patients of hypertension was collected by interviewing them at Sughra Shafih Medical Complex, Narowal. The data had been analyzed to determine the relative occurrence and incidence of hypertension and effects of various causes. The analysis shows that hypertensive patients were more prevalent (60%, n=60/100), and non-hypertensive patients were less prevalent (40%, n=40/100). The prevalence of hypertension was more in females (64.00%) as compared to males (34.00%). The major risk factors of hypertension were diabetes, obesity and overweight, tension, smoking. Some females were hypertensive during pregnancy. High cholesterol level also contributes to hypertension. In our sample out of hypertensive patients 42% were diabetic, 25% were obese, 10% were smokers, 16.6% were hypertensive because to tension and 7%  females were hypertensive during pregnancy. It may persist for prolonged periods in the individual without signs well-known as “the silent killerâ€, and may perhaps noticeable just after causing severe irretrievable pathology and complications.

Published
2016-09-24
How to Cite
Iqbal, M. N., Ashraf, A., Shahzad, M. I., Alam, S., Xiao, S., & Toor, S. (2016). The Causes of Hypertension in Human Population visiting Sughra Shafih Medical Complex. PSM Biological Research, 1(2), 78-82. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/biolres/article/view/34
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