Endogenous Antioxidant Enzymatic and GSH Status in Essential Hypertension


Affiliations

  • People's College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Department of Biochemistry, Bhopal, 462 010, India
  • Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, M.P., India

Abstract

The estimated total number of adults with hypertension in 2000 was 972 million (957987 million); 333 million (329-336 million) in economically developed countries and 639 million (625-654 million) in economically developing countries. The number of adults with hypertension in 2025 was predicted to increase by about 60 per cent to a total of 1.56 billion (1.54-1.58 billion). Hypertension has been associated with impaired balance between nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species, with deleterious enhanced oxidative stress being the most important consequence.

Subject Discipline

Health Care and Hospital Management

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