SPIROMETRIC VALUES IN OBESE CHILDREN OF AMRITSAR AGED 10–15 YEARS

Authors

  • Shashi Mahajan 21-Prince Avenue, Amritsar-143001, India
  • Pankaj Gupta Forensic Medicine, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, India
  • Anterpreet Kaur Arora Anatomy, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, India

Keywords:

Obesity, pulmonary function tests, respiration, spirometry, spirometer, children

Abstract

Pulmonary function tests are getting increased favour not only of industrial physiologists but also of practicing physicians. Obesity is a major health concern facing today’s society. This study has looked into a possible role of obesity in the aetiology of mortality, with decreased pulmonary functions resulting in cardiovascular disease. Methods: Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) of normal healthy obese children of Amritsar population in age group ranging 10–15 years were performed on a spirometer and compared with normal children of the same age group. All tests were performed at the same time of the day in all subjects. Results: There were insignificant changes in FVC, FEV1 and FEV1/FVC among obese children when compared to non-obese children of the same age group. There was significant decline in PEF and FEV25–75 among obese children compared to non-obese children of the particular age group. Conclusion: There are not much significant changes of spirometric values in obesity in FVC, FEV1 and its ratio. However PEF and FEV25–75 showed significant decline in obesity.

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Published

18-05-2018

How to Cite

1.
Mahajan S, Gupta P, Arora AK. SPIROMETRIC VALUES IN OBESE CHILDREN OF AMRITSAR AGED 10–15 YEARS. Pak J Phsyiol [Internet]. 2018 May 18 [cited 2024 May 23];11(3):25-8. Available from: https://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/552