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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Decreased male fertility potential increase blood pressure reactivity

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Author Details: Amit Kant Singh, Shailendra Pal Singh, Brig. T. Prabhakar, Mohan Singh, Pankaj Kumar Jain, Santosh K

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 97

Article End Page : 100


Background & objectives: Arterial blood pressure is an important physiological parameter in epidemiology of cardiovascular disease. Hypertension has been reported to be generally associated with sympathetic over activity. Several authors have made use of a technique, known as Cold Pressor Test to study blood pressure reactivity to a standard stimulus. Thus this study was undertaken to evaluate the response to the standard stimulus in the normozoospermics and subjects with oligoasthenotetatozoospermia (OAT).
Methods: The study was conducted on 60 subjects 30 normozoospermics and 30 oligoasthenotetratozoospermics based on semen analysis report between the age group of 20 years to 25 years. The blood pressure was recorded using the standard auscultatory technique and cold pressor test was done as described by Hines & Brown (1932).
Results: The significant increase (p<0.05) in post test SBP and DBP was observed in the subjects with OAT.
Conclusions: As there is a significant increase in post test SBP and DBP in the subjects with OAT, thus it is concluded that individuals with decreased fertility potential have increased blood pressure reactivity.

Key words: Normozoospermia, Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, Blood pressure, cold pressor test.