PS, S., & Jawadagi, S. (2019). Effect of Pranayama (alternate nostril breathing) on physiological outcomes among elderly with hypertension in selected old age homes at Mangaluru. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 10(11).
In this book, the author tries to address the Physiological outcomes among older people with Hypertension. In older people, Hypertension is attributed to an increased systolic blood pressure with diastolic low normal or blood pressure induced by age-associated stiffness of the major arteries. This alteration in the configuration of conduit arteries leads to an elevation in pulse wave frequency. In older adults, Hypertension is characterized by elevated systolic blood pressure and average diastolic blood pressure, or blood pressures caused by age-related stiffness of the main arteries. This change in the structure of the conduit arteries increases the frequency of the pulse wave. Consider the research conducted by Framingham Heart analysis and over 90% of people with average heart rate at age 55 developed Hypertension. By the age of 60, roughly 60% of the community has Hypertension; by the age of 70, approximately 65% of men and about 75% of females have Hypertension (PS & Jawadagi, 2019). According to Census Bureau statistics and estimates, women over 65 will account for more than 20% of the population. Pranayama is a very effective technique frequently used to reduce blood pressure, breathing, and pulse rate. Pranayama involves deliberately inhaling and exhaling via alternate nostrils. During each respiration treatment cycle is finished via the other nostril, a procedure called Nadishodana pranayama, which translates as ‘heat dispersing or cooling breathing. In conclusion, the Research results indicated that pranayama treatment helped reduce physiological outcomes in older patients with Hypertension.