Arif Gulzar, Riasat Ali, Muhammad Aleem ud Din, Aqeel Ahmad, M. Faheem Siddiqui, Zoya Arif
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Prevalence and Interrelationship of Obesity in Hypertension

Arif Gulzar, Riasat Ali, Muhammad Aleem ud Din, Aqeel Ahmad, M. Faheem Siddiqui, Zoya Arif



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To evaluate recognized parameters as obese or central obese and divided into groups.

Methods: The study has been conducted in OPD of Medical Department of Pak Red Crescent Medical & Dental college and hospital which is located in rural area of Punjab Pakistan. Young patients in age group of 18-40 years with hypertension were selected. Fifty three patients without any known complication of hypertension were selected .The patients groups were made and obese patients were separated from non-obese in the form of tables and the results are noted.

Results: Obesity was found in large proportion of observed groups of hypertension and it was noted in 60% of cases.The obese patients were with higher BMIrange in males and females.

Conclusions: The obesity with hypertension in young our rural population is an alarming situation and the international and nationalevidences showing the interrelationship of the two conditions by certain mechanisms make it a matter of national health consideration.

Keywords: Obesity, hypertension, rural area



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