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International Journal of Engineering Research in Electronics and Communication Engineering(IJERECE)

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International Journal of Science Engineering and Management (IJSEM)

Monthly Journal for Science Engineering and Management

ISSN : 2456-1304 (Online)

A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis Of Effectiveness Of Breathing Exercises On Blood Pressure Of Patients With Hypertension

Author : Bhardwaj,R.S Koul 1 Koul 2 Prof. Pity 3 Vidyasagar 4 Kota 5

Date of Publication :30th December 2020

Abstract: Background and aims: Hypertension is one of the most dreaded diseases of the human kind. It is not only a risk factor for many other diseases but also the reason for plenty of complications. Relaxation techniques like Breathing Exercises have an impact on Blood pressure of patients with hypertension and are backed by various researches. The aim of present research was to estimate the efficacy of Breathing Exercises in lowering the BP of patients with hypertension. Breathing exercises considered for this review are non device guided and are specifically aimed at increasing the oxygen concentration in the body different from meditation and bio-feedback. This research is a systematic review and meta- analysis to understand the efficacy of these therapies in hypertension. Results: A comprehensive electronic and manual search with a broad strategy yielded a total of 9 studies as per inclusion exclusion criteria. Data was extracted and studies were assessed for methodological quality. It was seen that the breathing exercises were effective in reducing Blood pressure. Conclusions: The findings suggest that Breathing Exercises had a positive and significant effect on BP of hypertensive individuals.

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