POWERbreathe Blog

  • COPD Is Third Leading Cause Of Death In The World

    WORLD COPD Day (20th November) aims to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by improving care throughout the world. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease which causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It is a collective name for...

  • Drug-Free IMT Reduces Use Of Asthma Inhalers

    A recent report claims that switching to ‘green’ inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs. The study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, finds that metered-does inhalers contribute approximately 3.9% of the carbon footprint of the...

  • Respiratory Physiotherapy using the Shaker by POWERbreathe

    If you have a disease that results in sputum production, your physiotherapist will prescribe respiratory physiotherapy for you. Initially, this will involve the physio assessing you to identify the problem. As a result, management techniques and a treatment...

  • Breathing at High Altitude during Tour de France

    Tour de France 2019 is a gruelling event. The 21 stage race begins on the flat. But this isn’t for long. The race winds its way through flat, hilly and finally mountainous terrain. This year, we now know, is one of the most demanding Tour de France races. It...

  • Smokers lungs work better after POWERbreathe IMT

    This new study investigates the effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on smokers and non-smokers. Researchers from Ondokuz Mayıs University and Gaziantep University in Turkey look into how IMT may affect pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength...

  • POWERbreathe ISO Certified

    POWERbreathe receives ISO accreditation certificate of approval for ‘Design & manufacture of medical devices for improvement of respiratory function’ The Quality Management System of POWERbreathe International Ltd has been approved by Lloyd’s Register to...

  • Hypoxic Endurance Exercise Performance benefits from IMT

    This new study (2019) looks into whether chronic IMT improves hypoxic endurance exercise performance. Endurance exercise performance The study, in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, is using a cycling time trial to measure endurance...

  • Natural Remedy for Hay Fever Cough

    Hay fever may make symptoms of asthma, such as coughing and wheezing, feel worse. In fact, people with respiratory symptoms may experience continuous coughing as a result of their hay fever. This is likely to be due to the type of allergens affecting them....

  • Acclimatisation to High Altitude - POWERbreathe IMT is Beneficial

    There is a new Review Article in Frontiers in Physiology (January 2019) that looks into using respiratory/inspiratory muscle training for acclimatisation to altitude. Respiratory muscle training Respiratory muscle training, or RMT, is a programme of exercises...

  • Lower Blood Pressure with POWERbreathe IMT

    The University of Colorado Boulder is using the POWERbreathe K-Series in their independent research. They are investigating the effects of just 30 breaths of inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST). Specifically, they are looking to see if it could lower...