eISSN: 2345-2781  
Submitted: 22 Jun 2017

Accepted: 30 Aug 2017
First published online: 11 Sep 2017
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J Renal Inj Prev. 2018;7(3):197-200.
doi: 10.15171/jrip.2018.46

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Asthma and hypertension; a pilot study 

Parsa Yousefichaijan 1, Sima Zahedi 2 * , Habib Soheili 3, Mohammad Rafiei 4

1 Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
2 Students Research Committee, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
3 Department of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
4 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
*Corresponding author: Sima Zahedi, Emails: zahedi.cma@gmail.com, Email: s.zahedi@arakmu.ac.ir

Abstract

Introduction: Asthma is a medical condition characterized by narrowing the airways, swelling and deposition of extra mucus in the airways. This condition leads to difficulty in breathing and causes coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

Objectives: This study attempted to find a probable link between asthma and hypertension.

Patients and Methods: This is a case-control study which evaluated 100 asthma patients with 100 healthy children by comparison. The relationship between asthma and hypertension was analyzed using the SPSS software, version 18.00. The application of Student’s t-test and chisquare test was based on whether the data is continuous or not.

Results: It was found that the risk of hypertension in children is affected and increased by asthma.

Conclusion: This study showed that asthma has a significant effect on the occurrence of hypertension.

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

This study investigated the existence of a possible link between asthma and hypertension, hypothesizing that asthma could increase the risk of hypertension and determine whether the adjustment of asthma could decrease the frequency of hypertension.

Please cite this paper as: Yousefichaijan P, Zahedi S, Soheili H, Rafiei M. Asthma and hypertension; a pilot study. J Renal Inj Prev. 2018;7(3):197-200. doi: 10.15171/jrip.2018.46.

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