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Title: Efficacy of Yoga on requirement of rescue inhaled medication in asthma patients
Authors: Agnihotri, Shruti
Kant, Surya
Mishra, SK
Mishra, RK
Keywords: Adjuvant;Asthma;Rescue;Wheezing;Yoga
Issue Date: Oct-2016
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A01D 20/00, A01D 11/00, A01D 23/16, A01D 11/18, A62B, A01D 23/03, A61B 5/00, A61B 17/42
Abstract: Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person. The chronic inflammation causes an associated increase in airway hyper-responsiveness that leads to recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing at night or in the early morning. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of yoga on rescue medication uses in asthma patients. A total of 300 subjects of mild to moderate persistent asthma (FEV1> 60%) aged between 12 to 60 yrs were recruited from the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George’s Medical University, UP, Lucknow, India. Their rescue medication use was assessed at baseline, then after 3-month and 6-month from baseline. 45 subjects were dropped out during the study period while 255 subjects completed the study successfully. Decrease in the rescue medication use was much less in the yoga group at 3rd month while at the end of 6th month the use of rescue medication decreased by 55.17 % in the yoga group as compared to control group. About 55% decrease was found in ‘the yoga group’ in rescue medication use which shows that yoga can be used as an adjuvant therapy with standard inhalation therapy and rescue medication use can be reduced.
Page(s): 675-679
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.15(4) [October 2016]

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