Prevalence of renal complications among hypertensive patients
Keywords:Cross sectional study, Prevalence, Renal complications
Hypertension is a major public health problem due to its high prevalence all around the globe. If undetected and untreated it silently damages the heart, brain, kidney and eyes. This study deals about renal complications of hypertensive patients. Aim & Objective: To assess the prevalence of renal complications among hypertensive patients. Methodology: The hospital based cross sectional study was conducted at Ayothidoss Pandithar Hospital, National Institute of Siddha.100 hypertensive patients who belong to the age group of 18-70 years were included based on the inclusion criteria. The evaluation was based on the questionnaire. Results: By analysing the study reports, out of 100 hypertensive patients, 19% patients had renal complications based on their report of urine routine, serum creatinine, blood urea, and their signs and symptoms. Observation of increased serum creatinine in the population was 19% and important observation in my study was 19% of the patients had proteinuria. Conclusion: In this study, the prevalence of renal complications among the hypertensive patients were considerably low (19%). Male patients with higher age group, Non vegetarian diet, stressful life and those suffering from uncontrolled blood pressure developed renal complications.
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