International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023 | Rating: 5.2 / 10

Prevalence of Hyperuricemia in Hypertensive Population of Western U.P.

Dr. Vaishali Nasir | Dr. Jugal Kishor [2]

Abstract: Background and objective: The prevalence rate of hyperuricemia (HU) is comparatively higher in Asian countries than in the Western regions. Patients with coexisting HU and hypertension (HTN) are at greater risk of uncontrolled HTN, metabolic syndrome, and complications. This study aims to determine the prevalence of HU in individuals with HTN in Western U. P. Materials and methods: A cross - sectional, observational study conducted in tertiary care center in Western U. P. Primary inclusion criteria were either a history of HTN or blood pressure systolic blood pressure (SBP) ? 140 and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ? 90 mm Hg. A structured Google form was created to record the clinical, and biochemical parameters of patients visiting the OPD and IPD. The data was consolidated and analyzed using Microsoft Excel. Screening for HU among individuals with HTN was based on serum uric acid (SUA) levels >7 and > 6 mg/dl for men and women, respectively. The data were analyzed by using SPSS version 25.0 software. Results: Among the study population 528 individuals had HTN. The mean age of the study participants was 57.4 ?10.5 years with a male - to - female ratio of 1: 1. The total prevalence rate of HU among individuals with HTN is 22.3% (N=118). Gender - wise analysis indicated that 51.7% (61) of the males and 48.3% (57) of the females had HU, Among the patients with HTN and HU, 75% were overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of ? 25 kg/m?. Conclusion: Western U. P. overall HU prevalence rate was comparable to that in other regions of U. P. Results from the participating individuals having HU with HTN shows prevalence of 22.3%. The varying prevalence rate can be attributed to the diversity in genetic background or (family history of HU), sociocultural habits and metabolic perturbations. Understanding this prevalence rate can help strengthen the HU prevention measures to improve quality of life.

Keywords: Hyperuricemia, Hypertension

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,

Pages: 1172 - 1174

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