× Author Guidelines Publishing Ethics Join As Reviewer Advertise Current Issue Archive Submit Article Abstracting And Indexing Editorial Board Contact Editor-in-Chief Scope of the Journal About the Journal


JAPER is indexed in SCOPUS

Assessment of Lung functions during different Menstrual ‎phases in female athletes


Salwa Mostafa Al-Badry , Abeer Mohamed Eldeeb , Amr Helmy Yehia , Mariam Hossam El Ebrashy‎

Abstract

Objectives: This study was conducted to study the effect of different phases of the menstrual cycle on lung functions in female athletes.

Patients and methods: Forty-six swimmers aged 15 to 20 years old and body mass index of >19.9 kg/m2 were selected. Zan spirometer was used to assess lung functions including forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume (FEV), Tiffeneau index, and peak expiratory flow (PEF) of each swimmer in different menstrual phases. Results: In the swimmers, the mean values of FVC, FEV, Tiffeneau index, and PEF were significantly higher (p=0.001) in the luteal phase when compared to the menstrual phase. In addition, the mean values of FVC, FEV, Tiffeneau index, and PEF were significantly higher in the ovulatory phase compared to the menstrual phase (p=0.001, 0.005, 0.001, and 0.001 respectively). Conclusion: Phases of the menstrual cycle should be taken into consideration to design the best program for the swimmers‎.


How to cite this article:
Citation Formats:


Contact SPER Publications


SPER Publications and Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

HD - 236,
Near The Shri Ram Millenium School,
Sector 135,
Noida-Greater Noida Expressway,
Noida-201301 [Delhi-NCR] India