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Explain this? Lip pursing annoying habit can actually increase end-respiratory pressure (the eep of peep) and improve gas exchange in lungs. Thanks.
No: Normally we don't need to think how we breathe. Breathing is a natural process. If thinking is required to carry out the process of breathing, then something is wrong on either physical or emotional level. You need to be seen and the doctor will make sure everything is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obstruction...: In an asthma attack, there is airway obstruction so expiration becomes difficult and, eventually, there is an increase in carbon dioxide since it can't be expired. Pursed lip breathing prolongs the expiratory phase of respiration so that, potentially, more air and carbon dioxide can be exhaled. That way, there is more room for oxygen to be inhaled. ...Read more
Can you have dysfunction breathing patterns without asthma/COPD etc? Would pursed lip breathing help retrain your body out of DSPs?
DSPs??: Sorry I don't know what you mean by DSPs. Pursed lip breathing is sometimes seen with copd as an involuntary means of maintaining positive pressure in the airways to avoid collapse of the tiny air sacs during expiration. In the absence of lung or neuromuscular disease anxiety may be the reason for irregular breathing patterns. ...Read more
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