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Pulmonary Function in Females with Type 2 Diabetes in AWKA, Anambra State
International Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2019, Pages: 1-6
Received: Sep. 29, 2018; Accepted: Feb. 15, 2019; Published: Jun. 11, 2019
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Eke Chidinma Nwanneamaka, Department of Human Physiology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Nwogueze Bartholomew Chukwuebuka, Department of Human Physiology, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
Ossai Nduka Richard, Department of Human Physiology, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
Nwobodo Ed, Department of Human Physiology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
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Reduced lung volumes have been a complication associated with chronic diabetes mellitus but these findings have been made in other parts of the world with few kinds of literature in relation to this subject matter, in Nigeria. A focus on diabetic Nigerian females for the first time will add in filling the information gap on how pulmonary functions are affected in diabetics from this part of the world in comparison to their counterparts from other parts of the world.166 female subjects (83 subjects as control subjects and 83 subjects as study subjects), aged between 30-68 years participated in this study. Lung function test was carried out on the subjects and on analyzing the data obtained, it was seen that there is a decline in pulmonary function in diabetics. This study concludes that diabetic subjects show a decrease in pulmonary function parameters (Peak Expiratory Flow Rate- PEFR, Forced Vital Capacity- FVC, Forced Expiratory Volume in one second- FEV₁ and FVC/FEV₁% ratio). Also, interplay of anthropometric data and not their individual actions result in negative effect on pulmonary function. Proper pulmonary function test and other investigations may reduce the risk of mortality among diabetics
Type 2 Diabetes, Peak Expiratory Flow Rate-PEFR, Forced Vital Capacity-FVC, Pulmonary Function, Lung Function Test
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Eke Chidinma Nwanneamaka, Nwogueze Bartholomew Chukwuebuka, Ossai Nduka Richard, Nwobodo Ed, Pulmonary Function in Females with Type 2 Diabetes in AWKA, Anambra State, International Journal of Clinical Dermatology. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2019, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcd.20190201.11
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