Hypertension causes cardio-vascular diseases, fertility: Dr Manish Banker

Hypertension causes cardio-vascular diseases, fertility: Dr Manish BankerHypertension causes cardio-vascular diseases, fertility: Dr Manish Banker
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Dr Manish said according to Cardiological Society of India (CSI) given the contemporary lifestyle, food habits and socio-economic environmental conditions have led to an early onset of the condition.

Vijayawada: Hypertension, the silent killer, has become most common ailment in today's world. In a survey it was revealed that increasing number of teenagers and young adults suffer from hypertension, said Dr Manish Banker Medical Director, Nova IVI Fertility centre on Friday through a release to mark the World Hypertension Day on Friday.

Dr Manish said according to Cardiological Society of India (CSI) given the contemporary lifestyle, food habits and socio-economic environmental conditions have led to an early onset of the condition.

He said Hypertension is also known to be one of the leading causes of cardio-vascular diseases such as strokes, heart attacks, chronic kidney diseases as well as infertility problem in couples within their reproductive age. However, the impact of hypertension on fertility health lacks awareness.

He said that hypertension does not affect the quality, supply or health of eggs and embryos, but it is sometimes an indicator of other conditions that do affect fertility. Prime among these is PCOS which is frequently associated with hypertension and with infertility.

So for a woman with hypertension seeking to get pregnant, a check-up for PCOS may be warranted. Other causes of high blood pressure like obesity and smoking are also implicated in infertility as improper control of blood pressure can create complications during pregnancy.

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