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. 5, Issue 5 (2019)

Assessment of asymptomatic hypertension observed in the school going children from Bihar region


Dr. Umesh Kumar Gupta, Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sah, Dr. Hemant Kumar

High BP is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The morbidity and mortality due to these diseases among adults is on the rise and more so in developing countries such as India. The long, slow, and steady course of hypertension suggests that it has its origin in childhood and adolescent. Hence the present study was planned to assess the asymptomatic hypertension in school going children and its incidence. The present study was planned in the Patna Medical College and hospital, Patna, Bihar from duration of Jan 2018 to Dec 2018. All BP measurements on 100 children’s were carried out by one physician using a standard mercury sphygmomanometer. The Study subject was seated at rest prior to measurements. Readings were taken on the right arm. A cuff of the appropriate size was selected on the basis of upper arm circumference. BP was measured three times, over a period of 10 min. The average of all three readings was used to represent the individual's BP. Since the prevalence of asymptomatic hypertension seems to be significant among children’s. It is mandatory to check the blood pressure at least once a year in school children. It will be a useful guide for early identification and evaluation of hypertension in later life. As there is enough evidence to suggest that roots of essential Hypertension extend into childhood, this emphasize routine screening particularly in adolescent age group to detect Hypertension timely as in present scenario where risk factor for Hypertension in the childhood like change in physical activity pattern, obesity, high calorie intake.
Download  |  Pages : 110-113
How to cite this article:
Dr. Umesh Kumar Gupta, Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sah, Dr. Hemant Kumar. Assessment of asymptomatic hypertension observed in the school going children from Bihar region. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 5, 2019, Pages 110-113
International Journal of Medical and Health Research