Serum mineral status and climacteric symptoms in perimenopausal women before and after Yoga therapy, an ongoing study

Kumar, Alok and Archana, E and Pai, Akshatha C and Nayak, Gayathry and Shenoy, Revathi P and Rao, Anjali (2013) Serum mineral status and climacteric symptoms in perimenopausal women before and after Yoga therapy, an ongoing study. Journal of Mid-life Health, 4 (4). pp. 225-229. ISSN 0976-7800

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Abstract

Background: Many women report an increased level of anxiety, irritability and mood swings during their perimenopausal state. Studies show that physically active people can reduce their anxiety and depression by practicing yoga. Serum minerals such as calcium, copper and magnesium and the ferro‑oxidase, ceruloplasmin play an important role in the body during the perimenopausal period. Objective: The objective of this study is to assess the serum mineral status, anthropometric parameters and climacteric symptoms in perimenopausal women before and after yoga intervention. Subjects and Methods: A total of 30 subjects with perimenopausal symptoms, aged between 40 and 60 years (49.43 ± 6.15) were included in the study. Yoga intervention was given on a daily basis (45 min duration) for 12 weeks. The climacteric symptoms were assessed by Greene’s climacteric scale and biochemical parameters were analyzed spectrophotometrically. Results: A significant decrease in the waist hip ratio (P < 0.036) and body mass index (P < 0.036) was observed after yoga intervention. Systolic (P < 0.064) and diastolic (P < 0.082) blood pressure (BP) showed marginal decrease after yoga therapy. Climacteric symptoms improved significantly (P < 0.001) after yoga intervention. A significant increase (P < 0.001) in serum calcium and copper and a marked decrease in serum magnesium (P < 0.05) and ceruloplasmin (P < 0.028) levels was observed, post yoga therapy. Serum magnesium negatively correlated (r = −0.467, P < 0.035) with systolic BP after yoga intervention. Conclusion: The overall changes observed in the mineral status and climacteric symptoms suggest that yoga therapy protocol can be effectively used to improve the quality of life in perimenopausal women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blood pressure; body mass index; Greene’s climacteric scale; perimenopause; serum minerals; yoga therapy.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Yoga
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 04:22
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 04:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139515

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