K. V. C. N. Madhavilatha1, Shaik Azmatulla2, M. Ramesh Babu3, Afreen Arshad4, Khizer Hussain Afroze5, Suresh Babu Kondaveeti6
There is much clinical evidence to suggest that the activity of autonomic nervous system varies at adulthood especially in young adults. Recent study was initiated and an attempt was made to bring out the association of autonomic functions in young adults. Our cardiovascular system is governed by autonomic nervous system. Since adults have lower cardiovascular risk, this study is aimed to find out gender differences in the autonomic modulation of young adults. The study was carried out in 60 young adults (30 males and 30 females) in the age group of 15 – 25 years. Autonomic function tests are broadly divided into sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous tests. Various autonomic function tests valsalva ratio and Handgrip test were carried out for sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. The tests showed more parasympathetic activity in males and more sympathetic activity in females. And our study suggests that HR response during sustained Hand grip in the age group of 15-25, is greater in females than in males. Also SBP beforehand grip is greater in males.