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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 8, Issue 2, August 2013 pp 72-72

Research Article

Effect of Deep Breathing Test on Female Patients of Iron Deficiency Anemia


Aniruddha Jibhkate1, Richa Lath2, Sonali Pande3, Swati Tadas4

1,4Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, INDIA.

2Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Dhule, Maharashtra, INDIA.

3Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.



Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


The present study was conducted to find out whether the deep breathing test and thus the autonomic nervous system are affected in female patients of iron deficiency anemia. Material and Method: In this study the change in heart rate was recorded with the help of ECG machine during inspiration and expiration phases of deep breathing maneuver. The change in heart rate was compared between 60 women with iron deficiency anemia and 60 age and socioeconomically matched women. Result: it was found that the change in heart rate was significantly altered in women with iron deficiency anemia (P<0.0001) when compared to controls. Conclusion: altered deep breathing test suggestive of altered autonomic function in iron deficiency anemia.