Role of ions, lipids, serum and urinary protein profile in developing
hypertension.Samina Karim, Gul-e-Rana, Rukhshan Khurshid, Sabiha Karim, and Bushra Farooqi.
Objective: Study was conducted to observe the relationship of ions with lipid profile and
protein content of hypertensive patients.
Methods: Lipid profile, ions and serum and urinary proteins were studied in patients with
hypertension and compared with normal subjects.
Results: Serum cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL-chol were significantly increased,
whereas the level of HDL-cholesterol was significantly decreased in patients as compared
to their controls. Serum calcium was increased, whereas the level of serum magnesium
was decreased as compared to control subjects. Serum protein level is non significantly
decreased whereas serum albumin and urinary protein decreased significantly.
Conclusion: Beside lipid profile, there may be a role of ions like calcium and magnesium
as will as of protein in hypertension. (Rawal Med J 2006;31:14-16)
Key words: Lipid profile, ions, protein, hypertension.