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J Menopausal Med. 2018 Apr;24(1):34-40. English. Original Article.
Memoalia J , Anjum B , Singh N , Gupta M .
Department of Physiology, Government Medical College, Jammu, India.
Department of Physiology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, India.
Jammu College of Physiotherapy, Jammu, India.


Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation resulting from the loss of ovarian follicular activity. There is limited and conflicting evidence for an association between lung function and menopause. The purpose of this study is to evaluate Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) in postmenopausal women.


Digital Spirometer was used to measure PFTs in premenopausal (n = 49) and postmenopausal (n = 46) women.


Significant decline in many PFT parameters was observed.


Menopausal status is associated with low lung function.

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