International Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics Vol. 5(2), pp. 37 - 45
DOI: 10.13189/ijbb.2017.050201
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Study of Microalbuminuria and hs-CRP in Non-obese and Obese Normotensive and Hypertensive Males and Evaluation of Microalbuminuria and hs-CRP Changes according to the Stages of Hypertension & Grades of Hypertensive Retinal Changes


A.G. Thivyah Prabha *
Department of Biochemistry, East Point Hospital, India

ABSTRACT

Aims & Objectives: To measure Microalbuminuria and hs-CRP in obese and non-obese male hypertensive patients and control groups and to correlate their levels with various stages of hypertension and different grades of hypertensive retinal changes. Men have higher prevalence of hypertension (29.4%) than women (26.5%)[1] Materials & Methods: The study was conducted among 60 normotensive individuals and 60 hypertensive individuals over a period of 6 months on OPD basis. All individuals were males in the age group of 40-60 years. Blood samples were collected and estimation of plasma glucose, urea, creatinine, lipid profile, hs- CRP and Urinary microalbumin were done. Results: The mean value of microalbuminuria and hs- CRP were higher among obese hypertensives than obese controls and were statistically significant. The changes in the mean value of microalbuminuria and hs-CRP within the different stages of hypertension were highly significant. Similarly the correlation of microalbuminuria and hs-CRP within the different grades of hypertensive retinal changes were highly significant. Conclusion: The serum level of hs-CRP and urinary microalbuminuria were elevated in hypertensive patients. The increase of both hs- CRP and microalbuminuria were significantly higher in obese hypertensives than non-obese hypertensives. Microalbuminuria & hs CRP levels correlate with various grades of hypertensive retinal changes.

KEYWORDS
Hypertension, hs-CRP, Microalbuminuria, Retinal Changes

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[1] A.G. Thivyah Prabha , "Study of Microalbuminuria and hs-CRP in Non-obese and Obese Normotensive and Hypertensive Males and Evaluation of Microalbuminuria and hs-CRP Changes according to the Stages of Hypertension & Grades of Hypertensive Retinal Changes," International Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 37 - 45, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ijbb.2017.050201.

(b). APA Format:
A.G. Thivyah Prabha (2017). Study of Microalbuminuria and hs-CRP in Non-obese and Obese Normotensive and Hypertensive Males and Evaluation of Microalbuminuria and hs-CRP Changes according to the Stages of Hypertension & Grades of Hypertensive Retinal Changes. International Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 5(2), 37 - 45. DOI: 10.13189/ijbb.2017.050201.