- Emphysema Forum
- Living with emphysema
- breathing exercises-do they work
breathing exercises-do they work
- 8 views
- 0 support
- 2 comments
How are you doing today?
This is a very interesting discussion topic. I think with all exercises, the more you do them, the better you get. But let me tag a few members who may have some more detailed experiences that relates to this topic.
@Carolinebooysen @Gogirl @kaderaahin @shelleyagrian @bretruss @Sixyaks @Jamie3000 @Likipedia @michellef @PattyG1 @Chrisa1960 @brokirch @Ponygirl @PattieHall @LisaLenox60 @Myhealth @Mamawbecky @Jaynemilos @dunecitymike @Katp254 @Nana0801 @Wanda68 @Lola1962 @Houdini @Dennyroland @Baugher @SandraSue @dmm238 @lindalavorgna076 @snowdove102
Do you regularly do breathing exercises? Do they seem to increase you lung capacity? Do you find your emphysema is better?
Lizzi from the Carenity team
See the signature
I was diagnosed with emphysema about eight years ago. My pulmonologist prescribed breathing exercises and I also came up with some of my own that he now also prescribes to other patients. They have helped greatly as, according to him, I should have been on home oxygen by now, lugging around a tank of some sort, but the exercises have kept me from that. So, absolutely yes - breathing exercises have helped greatly.
See the signature
Judith A Carlson
Give your opinion
Members are also commenting on...
Living with respiratory conditions
Welcome to the respiratory conditions group! What's your diagnosis?
Articles to discover...
12/29/2021 | Testimonial
COPD: “The toughest thing is getting my mind to accept my new physical limitations.”
01/13/2020 | Testimonial
Medication, treatments, and exercise : treatments for emphysema and COPD
10/02/2019 | Testimonial
I learned to breathe and manage stress better in the face of COPD.
11/16/2018 | Testimonial
11/08/2018 | Testimonial
06/05/2023 | Testimonial
06/03/2023 | Advice
How to manage physical issues associated with returning to exercise?
05/28/2023 | Nutrition
You wish to be notified of new comments
You have been subscribed
Has anyone seen a difference in your breathing after doing breathing exercises? I really would like to improve my capacity, but I struggle to 'stick with' exercises over a long period of time. I usually start really motivated but after a few days I lose interest. But if someone had experiences with the breath exercises actually helping, then I think I would be more motivated.