Chronic Hemodialysis

A study concluded that, following Specific Inspiratory Muscle Training (SIMT), inspiratory muscle performance improved significantly and was associated with improved functional capacity, but not in the control group. We conclude that patients with chronic renal failure undergoing maintenance hemodialysis have reduced inspiratory muscle performance, and specific inspiratory muscle training improves functional capacity1.

1 [Specific inspiratory muscle training in chronic hemodialysis]

Breathing Effort in other Medical Conditions 

Any condition that prevents normal physical activity can lead to inspiratory muscle weakness, and in addition to asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT), such as with POWERbreathe, has been found to be helpful for managing other medical conditions, including chronic heart failure, postoperative pulmonary complications and inspiratory stridor.

Specific Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) of the muscles we use to breathe, such as with POWERbreathe, has been demonstrated to increase their strength, resistance to fatigue and reduce breathlessness, as well as being helpful in managing medical conditions including: