POWERbreathe Blog

  • Can You Have Asthma And Still Be An Elite Athlete?

    This review published in the European Respiratory Society’s June issue of Breathe aims to inform respiratory physicians of the relevant components of the World Anti-Doping Code and to indicate some of the pitfalls that can arise and how to negotiate them so as...

  • A Modified Breathing Exercise Program For Asthma Is Easy To Perform And Effective

    Published online (June 2016) is this new study in the Journal of Asthma, A modified breathing exercise program for asthma is easy to perform and effective. The study evaluated a simple, modified breathing exercise program investigating how easy it was to perform...

  • Take To Your Healthcare Professional

    POWERbreathe Medic Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) is available for prescription on the NHS for patients with medical conditions such as COPD, Heart Failure, Asthma, Thoracic Surgery, Ventilator Weaning, Cystic Fibrosis and Neuromuscular Disease. It offers an...

  • Screening For Cardiac And Respiratory Problems In Elite Sport

    This article published in Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine discusses how the process of screening athletes for cardiac and respiratory anomalies presents a number of challenges. Conclusion: “Based on the current best available evidence, there is a strong...

  • Effects Of Ramadan Fasting On Inspiratory Muscle Function

    Recent research published in the Asian Journal Of Sports Medicine investigated the effects of Ramadan fasting on respiratory muscle strength. During the summer months Ramadan fasting can be a major challenge for those who wish to exercise, with evidence indicating...

  • Too fat to breathe

    The Sunday Mirror recently reported about how “Britain's exploding obesity epidemic has led to children having to be put on ventilators – because they are too fat to breathe.” This is a distressing situation when children as young as 6 years old need treatment...

  • POWERbreathe Medic helps patients with breathing problems AND saves NHS money and resources

    Health bosses announced back in October 2014 that the NHS in England needed extra money and an overhaul to services in order for patient care not to suffer. When it comes to respiratory care the NHS could save both money and resources if they prescribed POWERbreathe...

  • Brentford and Republic of Ireland midfielder suffers EIA

    POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) could help Brentford and Republic of Ireland midfielder Alan Judge who’s recently been reprimanded by the Football Association after breaching doping regulations for consuming higher levels of his asthma medication...

  • Commendation for POWERbreathe Hungary

    Congratulations to our POWERbreathe distributor in Hungary who have just been awarded a commendation declaring their quality as a medical device distributor. The award commends them on achieving a high level of customer satisfaction and reliability. POWERbreathe...

  • Persistent childhood asthma linked to COPD later

    A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Patterns of Growth and Decline in Lung Function in Persistent Childhood Asthma, has suggested that although most children with persistent asthma improve as they get older, longitudinal measurements of...