Stress Reactions in Geriatric Gymnastics Depend Upon Basal Values and Serum Magnesium Dynamics
G. Pinter, A. Palasser, H. Wieltschnig., department for medical geriatry, state - hospital klagenfurt Austria
27 senior citizens absolving ambulant gymnastics therapy were checked for catecholamines, bloodgases and electrolytes by blood sampling from an antecubital catheter before and after light gymnastics.
The participants of the test have not been under stationary therapy for at least 3 months.
Results and discussion:
1. the higher norepinephrine basal values, the greater are their alterations due to workload. The same holds true even for their effects, like BE or pO2 alterations.
2. Sorting the patients according to increasing, stable or decreasing serum magnesium, it turned out that the increasing magnesium group mostly had low catecholamine basal values, and a significant better coping with stress.
3. The basal values e. g. in the magnesium increasing group concerning BE were significantly higher , pO2 was significantly lower than in other groups. Alterations in HCO3 and pO2 were significantly less pronounced