Effects of Aerobic and Inspiratory Muscle training on Pulmonary f unctions in Hemodialysis patients


Present study was conducted to analyze the effect of 12 weeks of supervised aerobic training program combined with Inspiratory Muscle Trainer (IMT) on pulmonary functions in hemodialysis patients (HD). Pulmonary functions were measured by electronic spirometer including (Forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), FEV1/FVC, peak expiratory flow (PEF) and Maximum Voluntary Ventilation (MMV). Fifteen patients from both genders enrolled in the study. They were received combined IMT with supervised program of aerobic training in the form of leg pedaling exercises. The results of this study showed remarkable improvement in all measured values of pulmonary functions. It was concluded that a combined IMT with supervised program of aerobic training for 12 weeks have significant improvement regarding pulmonary functions in hemodialysis patients.




heba ahmed bahey el deen, heba abd el maboud yusuf, sahier omar elkhashab, zahra mohammed hassan

Journal/Conference Information

BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH,DOI: -, ISSN: 2218-3973, Volume: 16, Issue: 2, Pages Range: 1641-1646,