A 53-year-old member asked:
i'm wondering can the breathing exercises, performed during pulmonary function test, be done routinely?
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Dr. Keith Diaz answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Breathing exercises: The maneuvers that are used during a pulmonary function test are designed to test certain parameters of how well parts of the lung work. They are not meant to exercise the lung. The best thing you can do is some sort of cardio-pulmonary exercise to condition the breathing muscles and heart.
Answered on Jan 7, 2015
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