Original Article: To Study Efficacy of Blood Pressure Management Program in Overweight to Obese Male Patients with Known History of Hypertension: A retrospective study
Journal: International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Clinical Study: Int J Ayu Pharm Chem 2018 Vol. 9 Issue 1
Journal Published Link: http://www.ijapc.com/volume9-first-issue/MNAPC-V9-I1-65-p-412-425.pdf
Background and Objective: Hypertension is the leading cause of global burden of cardiovascular disease. It is an epidemic that globally affects one billion people and a common cause of death. This retrospective study was conducted in April 2017 to evaluate the effect of the Blood Pressure (BP) Management Program in overweight to obese category male hypertensive patients.
Methods: Data of 28 patients were included who had received the scheduled 6 sitting of BP management kit in a span of 90 days. In this study, the variables [mean systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), Body Mass Index (BMI) and dependency of allopathic medicines] were assessed on day 1 to day 90 of the BP management program. Results: The mean SBP was significantly lower on day 90 (153.5 ± 9.6 mm Hg to 127.80± 10.23 mm Hg, (p<0.001). The mean DBP reduced significantly from day 1 (91.60 ± 9.13 mm Hg to 78.64 ± 6.92 mm Hg). The mean value of MAP was much lower on day 90 (112.21 ± 7.3 5mm Hg to 94.80 ± 7.44 mm Hg, p<0.01). The BMI was much lower from day 1 (27.47 ± 2.49 to 26.45 ± 2.21, P < 0.001). Patients dependent on allopathic medicines were lesser at 90 days.
Conclusions: The BP management program was efficacious in controlling hypertension in male patients that were overweight or obese.
KEYWORDS: Blood pressure management, Alternative medicine, Panchakarma, Ayurveda