Yoga: effective therapy to reduce blood pressure among hypertensive clients

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Dr. A Maria Therese, Praveena, R. and Dr. Murali, R.
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Hypertension is called as “silent killer” which is designed to emphasize the direct relationship between the risk of morbidity and mortality from increasing level of blood pressure. Hypertension is not a communicable disease of concern due to its role in the causation of coronary heart disease and other vascular complication. The present study was aimed to to Evaluate the Effectiveness of yoga therapy on reducing blood pressure among clients with hypertension. After all necessary administrative and ethical clearances, pretest post test design conducted at the OPD in primary health centre, kalapet, Puducherry. On the basis of medical officer diagnosis, forty six (N=46) hypertensive client, aged 36-65 yrs Puducherry were examined with 4 variables viz systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate and body weight. The subjects were non randomly assigned into 2 group experimental group underwent of the yoga session consists of selected series of yoga with antihypertensive drug and control group did not participate in yoga session but under antihypertensive drug. Yoga imparted in morning with 30min/session for a total period of 30 days. The result shows that while comparing the pretest and post test level of blood pressure in the experimental and control group the mean±SD of systolic pressure in experimental group was 124.35 ±:5.07 and in control group it was as 139.13 ±: 8.48, with t test value of 7.175 (systolic) and 5.980 (diastolic), which was statistically highly significant at p<0.001 level. Indicate that yoga has good impact on health. The study proved that yogatherapy reduce the blood pressure among patients with hypertension and there is slight changes in heart rate and BMI.

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