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A cross-sectional study on the role of laughter therapy on regulation of blood pressure in Visakhapatnam population

Sumera Salomi, Venkata Rajesh Varanasi, Perugu Balananda.

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Abstract
Background: Laughter has positive effects on certain aspects of health and has a significant role in the management of cardiovascular health.

Aims and Objectives: The aim and objective is to study the role of laughter therapy on the regulation of blood pressure.

Materials and Methods: A total of 100 healthy volunteers of both the sexes (male - 65 and female - 35) with an age group of 18–70 years from Vizag Laughter Club, Visakhapatnam, were utilized to study the effect of laughter therapy in the regulation of blood pressure. The present study was conducted in 10 sessions with the all above volunteers during 2017–2018.

Results: A significant reduction in vital parameters such as pulse rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure was noted after laughter therapy in our study. We have observed reduced mean diastolic blood pressure in all age groups which was more significant among younger age group (<50 years) compared to the older age group (>50 years).

Conclusion: Laughter can be considered as an alternative method to enhance good health and to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Key words: Blood Pressure; Laughter; Practice; Pulse Rate


 
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Salomi S, Varanasi VR, Balananda P. A cross-sectional study on the role of laughter therapy on regulation of blood pressure in Visakhapatnam population. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2018; 8(11): 1515-1517. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0519312082018


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Salomi S, Varanasi VR, Balananda P. A cross-sectional study on the role of laughter therapy on regulation of blood pressure in Visakhapatnam population. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=300745 [Access: June 01, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0519312082018


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Salomi S, Varanasi VR, Balananda P. A cross-sectional study on the role of laughter therapy on regulation of blood pressure in Visakhapatnam population. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2018; 8(11): 1515-1517. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0519312082018



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Salomi S, Varanasi VR, Balananda P. A cross-sectional study on the role of laughter therapy on regulation of blood pressure in Visakhapatnam population. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2018), [cited June 01, 2022]; 8(11): 1515-1517. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0519312082018



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Salomi, S., Varanasi, . V. R. & Balananda, . P. (2018) A cross-sectional study on the role of laughter therapy on regulation of blood pressure in Visakhapatnam population. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 8 (11), 1515-1517. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0519312082018



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Salomi, Sumera, Venkata Rajesh Varanasi, and Perugu Balananda. 2018. A cross-sectional study on the role of laughter therapy on regulation of blood pressure in Visakhapatnam population. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 8 (11), 1515-1517. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0519312082018



Chicago Style

Salomi, Sumera, Venkata Rajesh Varanasi, and Perugu Balananda. "A cross-sectional study on the role of laughter therapy on regulation of blood pressure in Visakhapatnam population." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 8 (2018), 1515-1517. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0519312082018



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Salomi, Sumera, Venkata Rajesh Varanasi, and Perugu Balananda. "A cross-sectional study on the role of laughter therapy on regulation of blood pressure in Visakhapatnam population." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 8.11 (2018), 1515-1517. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0519312082018



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Salomi, S., Varanasi, . V. R. & Balananda, . P. (2018) A cross-sectional study on the role of laughter therapy on regulation of blood pressure in Visakhapatnam population. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 8 (11), 1515-1517. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0519312082018