2018 Month : June Volume : 5 Issue : 24 Page : 1839-1841
Chitra Kuriakose1, V. S. Sumadevi2, Abraham Sebastian3, Annamma Kurien4
Dr. Chitra Kuriakose,
Department of Physiology,
Government Medical College, Kottayam.
Kidney function and hypertension are closely linked. What is the prevalence of hypertension and how one is affecting the other? Different studies show different results. Such a study in Keralite population is planned.
The objectives of the study are to find the prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension in a population of Kerala and its effect on GFR.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
A total of 519 subjects of all ages from the community are screened. Blood pressure and serum creatinine were assessed. e-GFR found using MDRD (modification of diet in renal disease) formula.
Prevalence of hypertension in the study population is 13.9% and prehypertension is 26.8%. Incidence of hypertension is increasing with age. Estimated GFR showed a decrease in hypertensives and prehypertensives.
Kidney function is affected by an increase in blood pressure.
Hypertension, prehypertension, e-GFR.