A CROSS-SECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF PATIENTS OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF LAHORE

Dr Danyal Amin, Dr Nasiruddin, Dr Samiullah
2020 Zenodo  
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is an important global health concern, whose prevalence is on the rise. The most important risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, old age and obesity. Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of indoor patients of the department of medicine and nephrology. Patients attending the outpatient department of nephrology were also included. 80 patients were interviewed using questionnaires. Results: 71.1% and 48.9% of the patients were hypertensive and
more » ... ertensive and diabetic. 53.3% used traditional medication (hakeem medication). The studied population had a mean age of 45.5+16.4 with approximately 58% male patients. Conclusions: The research found out that most patients with CKD had hypertension. Alarmingly, the blood pressure was poorly controlled. To avoid overburdening of the healthcare facilities of this developing country, patients should be educated to control their blood pressure and blood glucose to delay or prevent the kidney damage and limit its progression. Keywords: Chronic kidney disease, risk factors, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure).
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3973503 fatcat:zf7ewslhpffcfn4ezecb6rbnlq