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The relationship between tooth loss, body mass index, and hypertension in postmenopausal female

Mustafa Al-Ahmad, Basma Ezzat and Kashmola, Muhanad Ali Hamdon and Mustafa, Nazih Shaban and Hassan, Haszelini and Arzmi, Mohd Hafiz (2018) The relationship between tooth loss, body mass index, and hypertension in postmenopausal female. European Journal of Dentistry, 12 (1). pp. 120-122.

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between tooth loss and the level of blood pressure with the hypothesis that tooth loss is associated with the increase of hypertension in postmenopausal women. Materials and Methods: Sixty postmenopausal female patients aged 51–68 years were included in the study to assess the relationship between tooth loss and the level of blood pressure. The information including sociodemographics, last menstruation period, hypertension history, and the duration of having tooth loss was recorded. Blood pressure was measured using sphygmomanometer and the number of tooth loss was determined. Results: The results showed a more significant tooth loss in hypertension (median: 23 + 4; interquartile range [IQR]: 6) compared to the normotension postmenopausal women (median: 18 + 6; IQR: 12; P < 0.05). Furthermore, obese patients had more tooth loss (median: 23 + 5; IQR: 8) than the overweight patients (median: 19 + 8; IQR: 8). Conclusion: Tooth loss is associated with the increase of hypertension in postmenopausal women which may have a role in the development of vascular diseases.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5816/62795
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Oral Maxxilofacial Surgery & Oral Diagnosis
Depositing User: Dr Basma Al-Ahmad
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 12:59
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 16:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62795

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