A Study of Blood Pressure Variation in Different Phases of Menstrual Cycle
Keywords:Blood pressure, menstrual cycle, Menstrual phase, Proliferative phase, secretory phase.
Aim: The aim of the study is to assess blood pressure variation in different phases of menstrual cycle
Objectives: To investigate any changes in blood pressure during different phases of menstrual cycle using
Material and Method: 30 apparently healthy female medical students aged between 18-23 years were selected
for the study and blood pressure was recorded by auscultatory method using mercury sphygmomanometer
during the different phase of menstrual cycle as follows: a)Menstrual phase(MP) (2nd day) b)Proliferative
phase(PP) (11th day) c)Secretory phase(SP) (22nd day).
Results: Statistical analysis was done using SPSS 17.0 Software. To compare means of two independent
groups, students t- test for independent samples was used. There was no significant difference in both systolic
and diastolic blood pressure among different phases of the menstrual cycle
Conclusion: There was no significant difference in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure among different
phases of the menstrual cycle. These findings should be re-examined with a larger study group.
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