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Evaluation of yoga therapy programme for patients of bronchial asthma.
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PMID:  8266199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study of the effect of yoga therapy programme on 46 indoor patients of chronic bronchial asthma on exercise capacity, pulmonary functions and blood gases was conducted. Exercise capacity was measured by 3 tests: (i) 12 min walk test (12-md); (ii) physical fitness index (PFI) by modified Harvard step test; and (iii) Exercise-Liability index (ELI). Yoga therapy programme resulted in a significant increase in the pulmonary functions and exercise tolerance. A one-year follow-up study showed a good to fair response with reduced symptoms score and drug requirements in these subjects. It is concluded that yoga therapy is beneficial for bronchial asthma.
S C Jain; B Talukdar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-24     Completed Date:  1994-01-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-8     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Central Research Institute for Yoga, (Under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India), New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / physiopathology,  therapy*
Breathing Exercises
Carbon Dioxide / blood
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Exercise Test
Follow-Up Studies
Forced Expiratory Volume / physiology
Heart Rate / physiology
Middle Aged
Oxygen / blood
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate / physiology
Physical Exertion / physiology
Physical Fitness / physiology
Respiration / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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