To evaluate the effect of Tai Chi exercise on older people with nephritis, 124 older people with nephritis were asked to practice Tai Chi exercise for 40 min once every day. Results showed that Tai Chi” quan exercise significantly decrease high-shear whole blood viscosity, low-shear whole blood viscosity, plasma viscosity, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), hematocrit (HCT), usea nitrogen, creatinine and creatinine scavenging rate during 12 months of practice. This indicates that Tai Chi exercise is beneficial to prevent and delay nephritis deterioration.
Key words: Tai Chi, nephritis, old people, hematocrit (HCT).
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