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International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
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ISSN: 2456-4419, Impact Factor RJIF: 5.18

2023, Vol. 8 Issue 2, Part G

Efficacy of yogic practices on blood pressure and resting pulse rate among hypertensive middle-aged men of 35-50

AUTHOR(S): Rajeevan PV, Dr. S Natarajan and Dr. CV Jayanthi
ABSTRACT:
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, and the risk of cardiovascular disease doubles for each incremental increase of 20/10 mmHg of blood pressure, starting as low as 115/75 mmHg. In addition to coronary heart diseases and stroke, complications of raised blood pressure include heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, renal impairment, retinal haemorrhage, and visual impairment. Blood pressure can be regularised with yoga management, which includes selective asana, pranayama, and meditation. The associated symptoms like stress, depression, anxiety, etc. can also be treated along with hypertension. The present study was done to assess the efficacy of selected yoga practices for reducing high blood pressure to a minimum among middle-aged men. The study was performed to study the influence of yogic management on patients with hypertension. Hypertension or high blood pressure often produces no symptoms, but it can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other serious health conditions. Medication and lifestyle choices can help manage hypertension. A person with hypertension may not notice any symptoms. Without detection, hypertension can damage the heart, blood vessels, and other organs, such as the kidneys. Long-term hypertension can cause complications through atherosclerosis, where plaque develops on the walls of blood vessels, causing them to narrow. This narrowing worsens hypertension because the heart must pump harder to circulate the blood.
Objectives: To observe the blood pressure variations among hypertensive middle-aged men in experimental and controlled groups, and to propose the yogic management for bringing down the hiked systolic and diastolic blood pressure to the required level.
Materials and Methods: 30 patients with essential hypertension between the ages of 35-50 years were selected. After a rest of 15-20 minutes in a comfortable posture their baseline physiological parameters such as Heart rate (HR) and Respiratory rate (RR). Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were recorded by an automated digital Sphygmomanometer.
Conclusion: It is evident from the results that yoga plays a vital role in the lifestyle diseases, especially to balance the blood pressure and the resting pulse rate and its ability to reduce the hypertension.
Pages: 483-489  |  179 Views  110 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rajeevan PV, Dr. S Natarajan, Dr. CV Jayanthi. Efficacy of yogic practices on blood pressure and resting pulse rate among hypertensive middle-aged men of 35-50. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2023;8(2):483-489.
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