Bikram Yoga and Asthma
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Cold and dry air induce exercise induced asthma. Yoga training may improve lung function tests. Bikram Yoga (heat 39 degree Celsius and humidity 60%)training may improve both lung function tests and bronchial hyperreactivity (to exercise and adenosine 5'monophosphate).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||The Influence of Bikram Yoga (39 Degree Celsius Heat and 60% Humidity) on Basic Lung Function Tests,Bronchial Challenges and Pulmonary-Heart Endurance in Young Asthmatic Adults.|
- prevent exercise induced asthma and improve lung function tests
|Study Start Date:||June 2007|
15 young adults with exercise induced asthma and 10 healthy young adults will participate in 2 months taining of Bikram Yoga in Tel Aviv. They will perform sessions of 90 minutes training at least 5 times a week. Lung function tests, bronchial challenges (exercise and AMP) and progressive exercise test will be performed before and after the 2 month training at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem in the asthmatic patients. Healthy adults will perform only lung function tsts and progressive exercise before and after training.
|Contact: Avraham AVITAL, Prof, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Avraham AVITAL, MD, Prof||Hadassah Medical Organization|