To study the pulmonary function in a group of handloom weavers working in registered societies at Warangal district, A.P. by spirometry
Keywords:Spirometry, Pulmonary function test, Airway Resistance, Maximum Expiratory Flow rate, Breathlessness, Peak Expiratory Flow rate, Smoking, Bronchial Asthma, Weavers
In this study which included 154 handloom weavers registered as Handloom weavers at different societies of which males are 128 and females are 26 randomly underwent Spirometry by Medspiror. Before undergoing Spirometry detailed history of each person was obtained according to the proforma and all persons were clinically examined. Pulmonary tuberculosis, congestive heart disease, Rheumatic heart hypertension and diabetes mellitus were excluded. Each person’s data and along with FVC, FEV1, FEF 25-75%, PEFR and FEV1/FVC parameters of pulmonary function test fed into the computer and analyzed and compared with the Indian studies done on healthy persons. It was observed that, all the Pulmonary Function Test values showed low values as compared to the Indian studies.
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