Breathing Problems

Your Lung Health on World Lung Day

World Lung Day, organised by FIRS (Forum of International Respiratory Societies), is an awareness day for promoting better lung health, globally.  Healthy lungs will make your body work more effectively. Your lung health To ensure you keep your body ticking over nicely, keeping your lungs healthy is critical. However, the burden of lung disease is often

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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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POWERbreathe IMT COVID-19

“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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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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Living with COPD

Relating to COPD – a report that looks into living with COPD

The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts COPD will be the third leading cause of death in 2030. In fact, the chief causes of death globally has shifted. Whereas the main cause of death used to be from infectious diseases, it is now from noncommunicable diseases. Diseases with chronic conditions, such as COPD. Living with COPD COPD (Chronic

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