ASSESSMENT OF YOGA AND ANTIOXIDANT STATUS IN ASTHMA PATIENTS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED STUDY
Dr. Shruti Agnihotri and Dr. Surya Kant*
Background and Objective: Asthma is really the serious health problem of the community. It is affecting people of all ages. A lot of studies have been done in this field but the impact of yoga on antioxidants in asthmatics is negotiable. The current study is a value based study done on a large number of asthma patients for 6month period. It attempted to show the efficacy of yoga in bronchial asthma. Setting and Design: It was a randomized controlled trial carried out in from the Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George‟s Medical University, U.P., Lucknow, India. Methods and Materials: The study was carried out in mild to moderate persistent asthma patients aged between 12 to 60 years. The patients were recruited from the department of Respiratory Medicine; patients were randomly divided into two groups: „the case group and „the control group‟. Statistical Analysis Used: The Statistical analysis was done by using GraphPadinStat version 3.05 software Inc, year 2000 (Version. 3.05 GraphPad software, Inc., California). Results and Conclusion: There was significant improvement found in the proportion of Superoxide dismutase, Glutathione and Catalase in comparison to the control group. Result shows that yoga can be used as an adjuvant therapy with standard medical treatment for the better management of asthma.
Keywords: Adjuvant; asthma; moderate; wheezing.
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