Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. One hundred million persons have history of diabetes worldwide. Diabetes also contributes to higher rates of morbidity- people with diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease. Lipid profile estimation and its control can predict the future macro and micro vascular complication in these patients.
Aim & Objective:
To study the effect of six month of Pranayama training on lipid profile and its relation with addiction and family history in patients of diabetes mellitus type2.
The present study was carried out in the Department of Physiology, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur. The Study comprised of 50 known Diabetic patients aged 35-65 years. The study population was subjected to practice “YOGA’, Anulom-vilomand Kapalbhati Pranayama15 minute each daily for a total period of six months under observation of a yoga instructor. The effect of yoga practice on various parameters were recorded and statistically analyzed.
Observations and results:
Patients have not shown any significant change in lipid profile after 6 months of Yoga practice as compared to their values at first visit. Though the patients with any kind of addiction were having higher values than that of without addiction and family history of diabetes but the difference was statistically not significant.
Summary and Conclusions:
Yoga practice can be an adjuvant to delay the complications associated with the dyslipidemia in diabetic patients but this cannot be used as single measure to prevent all complications.
Yoga, Diabetes, Pranayam, Dyslipidemia, HDL, LDL, Cholesterol