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Aerobic exercise training modulates bone mineral status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
 
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Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Shehab M. Abd El-Kader   

Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80324, Jeddah, 21589,Saudi Arabia
Publish date: 2016-08-06
 
Eur J Gen Med 2016;13(3):51–54
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Background:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appears to be associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) due to long-term use of corticosteroids as a result patients with COPD are at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures and worsening pulmonary function.

Objective:
The present study aimed to measure the effects of treadmill walking exercises on bone mineral status in patients with COPD.

Methods:
Sixty patients with moderate COPD of both sexes, their age ranged from 45 to 58 years. Subjects were divided into two equal groups: training group (group A) received aerobic exercise training on treadmill for six months, where the second group (B) was considered as a control group who received no exercise training. The program consisted of three sessions per week for six months.

Results:
The results of this study indicated a significant increase in BMD of the lumbar spine & the radius and serum calcium & significant reduction in parathyroid hormone in group (A), while these changes were not significant in group (B).Also; there was a significant difference between both groups at the end of the study.

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