Shift workers from oil companies operating in the northern regions of Siberia were examined to develop signs of deterioration of the functional state of the body, such as a decrease in the ventilatory function of the lungs, a decrease in the adaptive reserve of the circulatory system, the prevalence of sympathetic tone in the autonomic nervous system, and thyroid imbalances, and all symptoms collectively reflect disorders in the physiological adaptation processes. The reported disorders are aggravated in the working shift period, but the disturbed functions fail to be recovered for the inter-shift rest period. A set of rehabilitation measures during the inter-shift period helps to reduce the signs of tension in the physiological adaptation, which is manifested in an improved functional state, a normalized adaptive potential, and a decrease in the sympathetic tone.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physiology (medical)