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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-5

Pulmonary function assessment in young female medical students suffering from anemia


1 Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, U.P, India
2 Professor, Department of Physiology, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, U.P, India

Correspondence Address:
Sharad Jain
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Saraswathi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, (U.P.)
India
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Introduction: Anemia is common problem in people of high socioeconomic status of all age group. This is usually seen with reduced work capacity, early fatigability, mental irritation, dyspnea etc. Despite of good and easy availability of food, young girls of high socioeconomic status still remain anemic mainly due to lack of self care in terms of nutritional diet, somewhat hate for green leafy vegetables, charm of junk foods devoid of nutritional substances including iron, inadequate physical exercise. Present study was conducted to assess the pulmonary functions in young anemic female medical students belonging to high socioeconomic status. Methods: Based on Hemoglobin level subjects were divided in to 2 groups. Group 1 comprised of obese students (Hb>12 gm/dl) and group 2 comprised of anemic students (Hb<12gm/dl). Age, height and weight, of all subjects were noted. Body mass index was calculated by dividing weight (in Kg) with height in meter2. Data obtained were analyzed using t-test. Result: Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), FEV1 and Maximum voluntary ventilation (MVV) in anemic group subjects were significantly lower in comparison to control group. However FEV1/FVC did not show any significant difference. Conclusion: Anemia leads to decreased pulmonary functions which further hampers the oxygenation of the tissue and may worsen the physical and mental capabilities.


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