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The Effect of Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment on Serum Uric Acid Levels Among Nigerians with Uncomplicated Essential Hypertension
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Volume 6, 2019
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Mathias Abiodun Emokpae, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, School of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
Magdalene Maduabuchukwu Igbomor, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, School of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
Elevated serum uric acid levels were observed among Nigerian patients with essential hypertension. The levels of serum uric acid may vary according to the type of antihypertensive drugs the individual is placed on. This study evaluates serum uric acid levels in subjects with uncomplicated hypertension on different type of antihypertensive agents. The serum uric acid, glucose, malondialdehyde, triglycerides, total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein cholesterol levels were assayed in 200 known adults with hypertension and 100 normotensive subjects by spectrophotometric method using reagents supplied by Randox Laboratories, UK. The observed mean values were compared between groups using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Serum uric acid level was significantly lower (p < 0.001) among hypertensive subjects who were on calcium channel blockers than in those on thiazide diuretics, combine therapy and other antihypertensive drugs. The observed serum uric acid levels were highest among those on thiazide diuretics (482±15.0µmol/L), followed β-blockers, angiotensin II receptor inhibitors and angiotensin II converting enzyme inhibitors (465±9.0µmol/L) and those on combine treatment (448±9.2µmol/L). Serum Uric was level was highest in subjects on thiazide diuretics and lowest in those on combine regimen. It is suggested that serum uric levels may be routinely assay in subjects with uncomplicated hypertension.
Hypertension, Calcium Channel Blockers, Diuretics, Serum Uric Acid
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