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Smoking and Alcohol Consumption Habits of Essential Hypertensive Patients Joining Naturopathy Centres


Assistant Professor
Department of Food and Nutrition
Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishvavidyalaya
Khanpur Kalan, Haryana, INDIA


WHO (2015) established sustained goals call for reducing premature mortality due to non communicable diseases by one third by 2030. This envisage the adoption of various life style modifications to avoid the life style originated diseases. For the purpose of study 30 hypertensive male were selected from naturopathy center namely Prakritik Jeevan Kendra, Pattikalyana, G.T. Road, Panipat and Navneet Prabhakar Yog Chikitsa Dham, Bassi, Jaipur, Rajasthan. surprisingly Weight,height,blood pressure and lipid profile was measured as well as BMI and WHR was calculated at the time of joining treatment from naturopathy center.Surprisingly all the male subjects claimed themselves as health conscious and aware about the harmful effects of smoking and drinking alcohol consumption. still a significant number of male subjects were found involved in these anti health activities where as none of the female was found indulged in such practices, so the detailed analysis was carried out only for male subjects. It extracted from the investigation that total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL and Triglyceride level of the male hypertensive subjects were 194.20+38, 40+ 8.573, 124.613+40.13, 27.031+ 7.65, 134.86+ 39.91 mg/dl respectively. HDL level were proximal to NCEP (2002) guidelines as it suggest the desirable HDL-C in level in adults should be >40 mg/dl. The levels of LDL and TG were not much higher than permitted levels of NCEP (2002) guidelines. The present study suggested that merely smoking drinking is not significantly related to the development of Blood pressure disturbances although it can exaggerate the physiological inefficiency of the subject.

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