International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
Estimation of serum Vitamin D level in hypertension and hypertension related complications
Author(s): Dr. M Sundareshwaran, Dr. Saritha K Narayanan and Dr. M Ramakrishna Rao
Background: India with population of around 1.38 billion harbours nearly 200 million1 hypertension patients. Hypertension is an important non-communicable disease with multifactorial biological aspects for its pathogenesis. Many recent analytical studies supported the evidence of low serum vitamin D level in pathogenesis of hypertension. Our objective was to estimate serum vitamin D level in patients with hypertension and hypertension related complications.
Aims & Objectives: 1. To estimate serum Vitamin D level in Essential Hypertension and Hypertension related complications. 2. To establish the relationship between serum Vitamin D level and Hypertension and hypertension related complications.
Materials & Methods:
Design: Hospital based Observational study
Place of Study: Department of General Medicine
Study Population: Cases attending RMMCH OPD during the study period will be screened for hypertension and hypertension related complications.
Sample Size: 100
Results: It has been observed that in this study serum vitamin D level is low in hypertension patients and also, the lower level correlated with hypertensive complications like retinopathy, nephropathy and cardiac complications.
Conclusion: The study results reveals that low serum vitamin D level is present in significant number of study populations. Also the low serum vitamin D level correlated with hypertension related complications.
Dr. M Sundareshwaran, Dr. Saritha K Narayanan, Dr. M Ramakrishna Rao. Estimation of serum Vitamin D level in hypertension and hypertension related complications. Int J Adv Res Med 2022;4(1):08-13. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2022.v4.i1a.312