DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-2156.IntJSciRep20194646

Effect of lifestyle modification on level of serum electrolytes and minerals of young medical students

Subrat K. Tripathy, Subhashree Ray, Samiskhya Dehuri

Abstract


Background: Adolescence and young adulthood are generally considered as healthy times of life but available evidence indicates that young people are now more prone to a number of health problems particularly those in professional courses like medical and engineering. They face the stress of modern education system and the changing life styles of modern India like fast food and addictions.

Methods: To find out the effect of food habits and addiction on young medical students, 100 healthy students were selected from 2nd year batch of 150 students of I.M.S. and S.U.M. Hospital, Sikhya O. Anusandhana University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. All these 100 students will be divided into two equal age matched groups of 50 students. One group will be advised to follow some special life style modifications consider to be healthy for 2 months and the other group was left as such and no special interference was done in their lifestyles and no special dietary modification advised to them.  

Results: After two months it was found that in the group with life style modifications has significant changes in their Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg) and Phosphorus (P) values before and after studies whereas there was no significant the changes in the values of Sodium (Na), Potassium (K) and Chloride (Cl) are noted with life style modifications.

Conclusions: From the above study it may be concluded that life style modification has certain beneficial effects on the young students to face the stress related with studies in a positive direction by improving electrolytes level particularly Ca, Mg and P.


Keywords


Electrolytes, Life style modifications, Medical students

Full Text:

PDF

References


Sunitha S, Gururaj G. Health behaviours & problems among young people in India: Cause for concern & call for action, Indian J Med Res. 2014;140(2):185–208.

Abdulghani HM, Alkhanhal AA, Mahmoud ES, Ponnamperuma GG, Alfaris EA. Stress and its effects on medical Students: a cross-sectinal study at a college of medicine in Saudi Arabia, J Health Popul Nutr. 2011;29:516-22.

Lloyd C, Gartrell NK. Psychiatric symptoms in medical students, Comprehensive Psychiatry. 1984;25:552-65.

Helmers KF, Danoff D, Steinert Y, Leyton M, Young SN. Stress and depressed mood in medical students, law students and graduate students at Mc Gill University, Acad Med. 1997;72(8):708-14.

Mosley TH, Perrin SG, Niral SM, Dubbert PM, Grothues CA, Pinto BM. Stress, coping, and wellbeing among third-year medical students. Acad Med. 1994;69(9):765-7.

Guthrie E, Black D, Bagalkote H, Shaw C, Campbell M, Creed F. Psychological stress and burnout in medical students: a 5 year prospective longitudinal study. J ROY Soc Med. 1998;91(5):237-43.

Wolf TM. Stress coping and health. Enhancing well-being during medical school, Med Edu. 1994;28:8-17.

Barnard RJ, Hall JA, Chaudhari A, Miller JE, Kirschenbaum MA. Effects of a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet on serum lipids, platelet aggregation and thromboxane formation. Prostaglandins Leukot Med. 1987;26:241–5.

Available at: http://www.livestrong.com/article/ 289651-what-are-the-benefits-of-living-a-healthy-lifestyle/. Accessed on 28th May 2019.

Serum Electrolytes. BWH Women’s Health at bwhteleservices@ partners.org; 2011.

Method Manual, COBAS INTEGRA 400/700/800, Edition. Volume 4. 2008: 02.

Nechuta SJ, Shu XO, Li HL, Yang G, Xiang YB, Cai H, et al. Combined Impact of Lifestyle-Related Factors on Total and Cause-Specific Mortality among Chinese Women: Prospective Cohort Study. PLoS Med. 2010;7(9):pii:e1000339.

Lindström J, Ilanne-Parikka P, Peltonen M, Aunola S, Eriksson JG, Hemiö K, et al. Sustained reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle intervention: follow-up of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study. Lancet. 2006;368:1673–9.

Effectiveness of health checks conducted by nurses in primary care: final results of the OXCHECK study group. BMJ. 1995;310:1099–104.

Hjermann I, Byre VK, Holme I, Leren P. Effect of diet and smoking intervention on the incidence of coronary heart disease. Report from the Oslo Study Group of a randomized trial in healthy men. Lancet.1981;2:1303–10.