A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SYSTOLIC AND DIASTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE OF HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS WITH DIFFERENT RANGES OF BMI

Dr Muhammad Farooq Tahir, Dr Mughira Tahir Ch, Dr Maryam Tanveer
2020 Zenodo  
Objectives: Obesity, and central obesity in particular, is associated with hypertension. The purpose of this study was to compare systolic and diastolic blood pressure (B.P.) in healthy, overweight and obese controls. Study design: An analytical cross-section. Place and Duration: In the Medicine Unit-II of Jinnah Hospital Lahore for one-year duration from April 2019 to April 2020. Material and methods: 81 (81) healthy people, both men and women (aged 18-60), were selected from the general
more » ... m the general population. Blood pressure was measured with a mercury sphygmomanometer. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated as weight (kilogram) divided by the square of your height (square meters). We divided the participants into a control group, overweight and obese according to their BMI. In the next step, we divided the subjects into categories according to gender and BMI. Group I comprised fifty-four (54) men, including 18 controls, 18 overweight and 18 obese. Group II comprised twenty-seven (27) women, including 09 controls, 09 overweight and 09 obese. Results: Results of the present study reveal a significantly higher systolic as well as diastolic B.P in overweight and obese subjects as compared to controls except in male controls and male overweight subjects where the difference in systolic B.P was found to be statistically insignificant. Conclusion: We can conclude that the increase in body weight seems to be related to the increase in systolic and diastolic B.P. Key words: body mass index (BMI), central obesity, diastolic blood pressure, hypertension, obesity, obesity, overweight, systolic blood pressure
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4088815 fatcat:4qkumfxqfvf7lik7aoio4rn3s4