Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2016)
Effect of yogic practices on the level of thyroxine (T4) in the female patients of hyperthyroidism
Author(s): Ujjwal Arun Maske, Dr. Suresh Lal Barnwal
Abstract: The Hyperthyroidism is common worldwide and the overall prevalence is approximately 1.3 percent. Hyperthyroidism is more common in women than men (5:1 ratio). According to a projection from various studies on thyroid disease, it has been estimated that about 42 million people in India suffer from thyroid diseases. With the background that a number of studies being conducted to observe the effect of complementary therapies to balance the secretions of the bodily hormones, the present study aimed to find the impact of Yogic Practices on the level of Thyroxine (T4) Hormone in the female patients of Hyperthyroidism. Forty (40) female subjects were taken in the study from Pitale clinic, Nagpur having Hyperthyroidism. They were then divided into two subgroups, experimental and control having equal 20 subjects in each group. They were voluntarily wanted to join in the study for their wellbeing. In this experimental-control research study Yogic practices including Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha were introduced to them. The volunteers practiced for 90 days including Sunday and holidays. The impact of Yogic practices showed a significant decrease in the level of Thyroxine (T4) Hormone in the female patients of Hyperthyroidism.
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