International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2016)

A study of sympatho-autonomic nervous function with reference to body mass in young adult women


Abhay Kumar Pandey

Body mass increase in youth is generally ignored as threat to cardiovascular health, and that is investigated in this study. Study was conducted in young female medical students of 18 to 20 year age with normal or obese body mass. Baseline blood pressure profile as well as Isometric hand grip exercise induced blood pressure response was studied as parameter, to examine cardiovascular risk. In comparison to normal weight subjects, the obese subjects exhibited higher baseline blood pressure profiles but decreased activation of sympathetic system in response to exercise measured as rise of diastolic blood pressure. Sympathetic autonomic nervous system dysfunction was found even among young obese subjects. The observation calls for serious cognizance of obesity as cardiovascular risk even in young, with due interventions and care
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