A study on influence of pranayama on high sensitivity C-reactive protein and creatinine kinase levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
Purpose: The present study is aimed to observe the differential response of pranayama in reducing high sensitivity C-reactive protein and creatinine kinase levels among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in comparison to control patients.
Material and Methods: An intervention study was done by enrolling 100 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients who were managed by therapeutics. The participants were divided into intervention and non-intervention group with 50 each sample. The intervention was in the form of sequenced yogic practices for 6 weeks. The pre-intervention and post-intervention inflammatory maker levels were estimated along with lung function estimation.
Results: The result was analyzed by descriptive statistics. The mean C-reactive protein, serum creatinine kinase value decreased from 9.53 to 7.85mg/L and from 145.01 to 140.57 U/L respectively following 6 weeks of yogic practices intervention. The observed values were found to be statistically significant (p=<0.05).
Conclusion: The statistically significant reduction in inflammatory makers, C-reactive protein and creatinine kinase level following 6-week yogic practices in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient suggests including such yogic interventions in the regular management protocols of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.
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