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    • #13818
      Marta Ribeiro
      Keymaster

      This video from the American Lung Association demonstrates how to perform the “pursed-lip” breathing technique and explains how it can help those who are living with a chronic lung disease.

      Have you ever tried it? It helps people who are experiencing shortness of breath and provides a quick and easy way to slow down the pace of breathing, instilling a sense of calm and making each breath more effective. It also allows more oxygen to enter the lungs helping to better control breathing.

       

      Will you give it a try? Let me know in the comments below!

       

    • #13833
      William Kracke
      Participant

      First thing they teach you at Pulmonary Rehab.  Supposed to be best  for COPD but I have found that it works just fine in restoring my O2 levels quicker and maintaining O2 levels under exertion and exercise.  I use it all of the time and recommend it, even if you have heard it is not useful for IPF.  Works for me.

      Bill K

    • #13837

      Hi William,

      Thanks for getting in touch and sharing your experience on this topic. I agree, I am finding it works for me as well, especially under moments of exertion and exercise – even though it is intended for COPD patients. I had heard of this before, as a result of my work on the forums, and then when I started attending pulmonary rehab they taught me this as well which was quite helpful. At least worth giving it a try for others, isn’t it? I find it helpful too 🙂

      Thanks for sharing.
      Cheers,
      Charlene.

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