Cold Pressor Test

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Obesity is the major problem in young adults. They are more prone to develop hypertension. Cold pressor test (CPT) is autonomic function test which produces acute stress. Alternate nostril breathing exercise may be helpful in reducing the elevated sympathetic activity in obese and may be helpful in coping up the stress in obese subjects. Objectives- Aim of the study was to find out the effect of alternate nostril breathing on acute stress induced changes in cardiovascular parameters in obese young adults. Materials and Methods- Sixty obese male subjects (BMI>30) participated in the study. Cold pressor test (CPT) was performed to induce acute stress. Cardiovascular parameters were recorded using Impedance Cardiovasograph and mercury sphygmomanometer before CPT and in recovery phase in step1 and were repeated in step 2 with Alternate Nostril Breathing (ANB) exercise. Statistical analysis was done by One-way ANOVA and Tukey post Hoc tests. Results- Results showed that all the cardiovascular parameters were significantly higher (p30), aged 17-25 years, participated voluntarily in the present study undertaken, to assess the effect of alternate nostril breathing on acute stress induced changes in …show more content…
All the above steps were repeated with a modification that subjects performed alternate nostril breathing (ANB) exercise during cold pressor test and continued performing it for next 5 minutes. All the parameters were recorded before cold pressor test (CPT), immediately after CPT and 5 minutes after CPT.

Statistical Analysis
Statistical analysis was done by One-way ANOVA and Tukey post Hoc tests using the [window] SPSS Statistics 17.0 version. Data were expressed as mean and standard deviation and p –value<0.05). However, all the cardiovascular parameters returned back to normal after 5 minutes and there was no significant difference in parameters before CPT and 5 minutes after CPT with ANB.

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