Researchers: Short breathing training for asthma relieves symptoms

Researchers: Short breathing training for asthma relieves symptoms

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Respiratory training for asthma can relieve symptoms
Breathing exercises play an increasingly important role in guidelines when it comes to accompanying therapy for asthma patients. Breathing exercises help to reduce the frequency of disease-specific symptoms. In order to increase patient compliance, scientists designed simple breathing training that can be carried out in the daily routine without spending a lot of time.

The individual modules of the training model consist of breathing exercises such as Viloma Pranayama, an alternate breathing technique from yoga, exercises focusing on the diaphragmatic breathing and breathing exercises with lip brakes (exhalation against closed lips).

The scientists examined the efficiency, acceptance, suitability for everyday use and the complexity of carrying out this breathing training in 74 patients between the ages of 18 and 65 with persistent bronchial asthma. At the beginning of the study, all study participants received an introduction to the three breathing exercises and a brochure with which they could carry out the exercises independently at home. For a month, the subjects should complete the breathing training twice a day with five repetitions of the individual breathing exercises. You should keep taking your asthma medication.

The results of 68 patients were finally evaluated. It was shown that 64% of the participants did the breathing training three or more times a week. 80% of the subjects spent less than ten minutes a day doing the exercises. The participants rated the complexity of the individual exercises on a scale from 1 (very easy) to 5 (very difficult). 42.6% rated the Viloma Pranayama as easy to perform, 45.5% the diaphragmatic breathing and 54.5% the breathing exercises with lip brakes. Subjects also found it easier to take deep breaths, and their lung capacity and air flow when breathing improved. This was accompanied by an improved quality of life. 66.1% of the participants reported a reduced use of their emergency inhalers during the therapy phase.

Compared to the start of the study, the test results using the ACT score (asthma control test) resulted in a significant improvement in the symptoms asked. Source: Carstens Foundation

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Video: Breathing Techniques (June 2022).


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