children

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Improve quality of life in children with Cystic Fibrosis

    The Pulmocardio Fisioterapia clinic in Brazil are working with children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) to help improve their quality of life. They are offering children breathing assessments and breathing training. This is performed under the strict supervision of...

  • Is there a minimum age for using POWERbreathe?

    There are no safety reasons for preventing young children (above 7 years of age) from using POWERbreathe. However the following factors may affect their ability to use the device effectively:  They must be able to fit the mouthpiece in their mouth. The POWERbreathe...

  • Inspiratory Muscle Training And Respiratory Exercises In Children With Asthma

    “The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects that inspiratory muscle training (IMT) and respiratory exercises have on muscle strength, peak expiratory flow (PEF) and severity variables in children with asthma.” Conclusion: “Programs involving...