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Bikram Yoga and Asthma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2006 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
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First received: December 10, 2006
Last updated: December 11, 2006
Last verified: December 2006

December 10, 2006
December 11, 2006
June 2007
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prevent exercise induced asthma and improve lung function tests
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Bikram Yoga and Asthma
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.

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).

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.

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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Behavioral: Bikram Yoga
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • controlled asthma
  • age 18-30 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • heart,
  • hypertension,
  • kidney disease,
  • chronic lung disease,
  • oxygen dependence
18 Years to 30 Years
Contact: Avraham AVITAL, Prof, MD
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Hadassah Medical Organization
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Principal Investigator: Avraham AVITAL, MD, Prof Hadassah Medical Organization
Hadassah Medical Organization
December 2006

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