Breathing Problems

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Is POWERbreathe Any Good? A Review By Paramedic, Gary Thornton

“Is POWERbreathe any good?” you may ask. With the response we receive from users who write to us or share with us their stories via our Facebook and Instagram pages, the answer is a resounding yes. This is because decades of research, meta-analysis and scientific trials have proven its efficacy in health, medical, fitness and

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Shaun Wray

Does POWERbreathe Really Work? A Review By Shaun Wray

Have you found yourself asking, “does POWERbreathe really work?”. Well, POWERbreathe has decades of research, meta-analysis, scientific trials and review articles behind it that have shown its efficacy in health, medical, fitness and sports. So there’s definitely the evidence to show that it does strengthen the breathing muscles. This is beneficial because weak inspiratory muscles can be

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Woman using the POWERbreathe device as a part of her COVID-19 recovery.

Can Inspiratory Muscle Training Help You Recover From COVID-19?

Symptoms of the coronavirus and long COVID symptoms are responsible for the rise in interest in respiratory rehabilitation. This is because this new coronavirus is causing lung complications that can cause long-term lung damage. However, just as regular cardio exercise improves heart health, so breathing exercises improve lung health. Breathing exercises make the lungs function

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Doctor listening to woman's chest on World COPD Day

Living Well With COPD On World COPD Day

World COPD Day (celebrated on the third Wednesday of November every year) aims to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by improving care across the globe. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease which causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It is also a collective name for a variety of lung diseases, such as

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Man and woman using theirs POWERbreathe IMT devices during the training.

Benefit Your Breathing During COVID Lockdown

Want to do something positive during COVID 19 lockdown? Then why not take a look at your breathing. For the duration of lockdown, if you started to exercise your breathing muscles, in 4 weeks time your breathing will thank you for it. Yes, 4-weeks is long enough to make a difference. Scientific trials into POWERbreathe

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Young woman using the swing on the beach

Improving Lung Health

Improving your lung health is promoted annually on World Lung Day. This is an awareness day, organised by FIRS (Forum of International Respiratory Societies), for promoting better lung health, globally. The reason this is so important is because having healthy lungs will make your body work more effectively. Your lung health To ensure you keep

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COVID-19 - medical animation

Respiratory Muscle Training Valuable in COVID-19 Patient Recovery

Although we are learning about this new disease daily, interesting new research by Severin et al finds that, “in patients identified as having respiratory muscle impairments, respiratory muscle training may prove valuable in mitigating the health impact of future pandemics.” Severin et al Respiratory Muscle Training The purpose of respiratory muscle training (RMT) is to

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“Will using POWERbreathe IMT help with COVID19?”

“Will using POWERbreathe IMT help with COVID-19?”, is a question many of you are asking. A little history first POWERbreathe International Limited have a team working on creating solutions that ultimately help to improve everyone’s breathing, worldwide. POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) is one such solution, for improving breathing muscle strength, stamina and reducing breathing

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Effects of IMT on Breathing Pattern in Patients With COPD

The purpose of this clinical trial, sponsored by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, is based on how improvement in inspiratory muscle function might result in beneficial changes in breathing pattern during whole body exercise. The hypothesis is the effect of inspiratory muscle training as an adjunct to a pulmonary rehabilitation program improves the breathing pattern during an

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New CF Research Could Improve Treatments For Muscle Function

The research paper, Skeletal Muscle Oxidative Capacity in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis, published in Experimental Physiology in March 2015, has concluded that people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis have a lesser ability to uptake and use oxygen in their muscles, which leads to exercise intolerance. This genetic disease affects the organs in people with Cystic Fibrosis

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Expiratory + IMT Improves Respiratory Muscle Strength in Subjects With COPD

Published in Respiratory Care: September 1, 2014 vol. 59 no. 9 1381-1388 STUDY Expiratory and Expiratory Plus Inspiratory Muscle Training Improves Respiratory Muscle Strength in Subjects With COPD: Systematic Review Leonardo F Neves, Manoela H Reis, Rodrigo DM Plentz, Darlan L Matte, Christian C Coronel, Graciele Sbruzzi Abstract “Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) produces beneficial effects

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Caroline Kremer, Founder of Just Breathe, checks out the POWERbreathe K5

Caroline Kremer is a qualified Bowen Technique practitioner (European College of Bowen Studies) and uses her qualifications and skills not only to bring muscular, skeletal, emotional and physiological systems back into balance, but also to educate clients to improve breathing patterns and re-discover breathing awareness. Caroline believes in addressing and treating the whole physical system

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Why you should dig deep and breathe from your diaphragm

We thought we’d write a very quick blog on why it’s important to breathe deeply from your diaphragm, after all that’s why POWERbreathe was developed – to answer a need for training the breathing muscles (primarily the diaphragm) so that we all start to breathe again as nature intended, from the diaphragm and not from

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Asthma - how it affects breathing

Asthma – how it affects breathing

Asthma is a long-term breathing condition that affects the airways. These are the small tubes that transport air in and out of the lungs. It’s these tubes that become inflamed when they come into contact with something that ‘irritates’ them. Consequently, the airways become narrower. And it’s for this reason that people with asthma feel

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