The process that moves air in and out of our lungs is called breathing or pulmonary ventilation. Breathing exercises and ventilatory training are the fundamental interventions for the prevention of acute and chronic pulmonary diseases in patients with high spinal chord lesion, people who have undergone thoracic and abdominal surgery and bedridden patients.
The main goals of breathing exercises are improving ventilation, mitigating post operative pulmonary complications, promoting relaxation and stress relief and correcting abnormal breathing patterns etc. Breathing exercises should be done by patients with cystic fibrosis, bronchitis, lung abscess, pneumonia, spinal chord injury and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, such exercises are not advisable if you are having severe pain or discomfort or uncontrolled hypertension.
Breathing exercises are not advisable if you are having severe pain or discomfort or uncontrolled hypertensionThere are different types of breathing exercises like diaphragmatic breathing, glossopharyngeal breathing, pursed lip breathing and segmental breathing. These exercises decrease panic episodes and improve mobility. The benefits of breathing exercises include blood purification, stress relief, excess weight loss and an improved and active respiratory system.
Especially in the recent pandemic situation (Covid19 is a respiratory disease) breathing exercises can be very useful to keep your respiratory system healthy. The corona virus mainly affects the lungs. Therefore if we do regular breathing exercises and keep our lungs healthy we can insulate ourselves from this virus. Breathing exercises can be done by people of every age group without any side effects.
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