Correlation of Changes of Blood Pressure and Intra Ocular Pressure After Isometric Handgrip Exercise Test in Young Adults

Authors

  • Priya C. Rao1 , Chethan H.A.2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v8i3.1332

Keywords:

Blood Pressure, Intraocular pressure, Handgrip dynamometer

Abstract

Objective: To correlate the blood pressure changes to intraocular pressure before and after Handgrip exercise

Method: Healthy young male adults in the age group of 18-22 years were selected among general population.

Sample size was 40. Heart rate and intra ocular pressure (IOP) were recorded at rest and after isometric

Handgrip test

Results: Handgrip predictably raised Systolic blood pressure has increased significantly from resting of

113.40±5.75 to 133.50±4.29 (p<0.001) immediately after Handgrip exercise SBP has returned back to

resting level within 10 min after exercise.

Diastolic blood pressure has increased from significantly from resting of 72.45±4.37 to 89.95±3.28 p<0.001)

immediately after Handgrip IOP has returned back to baseline level within 10 min after exercise (p-0.001-

sig).

Right eye IOP has decreased significantly from resting 16.27±1.54 to 13.34±1.32 (p<0.001) after handgrip

exercise.

Left eye IOP has decreased significantly from resting 16.28±1.55 to 13.04±1.19 (p<0.001)immediately after

handgrip exercise;p<0.05).

Blood Pressure is significantly and negatively correlated with IOP (Pearson’s correlation coefficient,

r = -0.352).

Conclusion: Isometric Handgrip exercise induces raise in blood pressure and simultaneously lowers IOP

which were significant. Hence may prove useful in normotensive glaucomatous patients

Author Biography

Priya C. Rao1 , Chethan H.A.2

1 Associate Professor, 2Professor, Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Purale, Shimoga–577222

Published

2020-07-22

How to Cite

Priya C. Rao1 , Chethan H.A.2. (2020). Correlation of Changes of Blood Pressure and Intra Ocular Pressure After Isometric Handgrip Exercise Test in Young Adults. International Journal of Physiology, 8(3), 74-77. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v8i3.1332