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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.

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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.

Recruitment: By increasing end expiratory pressure, you stent your airways more open and can recruit alveoli for better gas exchange. This is the basis for the classic "pink puffer" variant of copd. ...Read more

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Do I have to purse-lip breathe all the time?

Do I have to purse-lip breathe all the time?

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 more

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What is pursed lip breathing best used for?

What is pursed lip breathing best used for?

Positive pressure: It is used to try to maintain positive pressure breathing in people with obstructive airway disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pursed lip breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Pursed lip breathing?

Pressing your lips: Pressing your lips together prevents air from leaving the lung. This is helpful in patients with COPD and bad asthma. It creates auto positive pressure in endexpiration. It is related to tracheobronchial collapse and pulmonary function testing can be quite helpful. ...Read more

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How can pursed lip breathing reduce the symptoms of an asthma attack?

How can pursed lip breathing reduce the symptoms of an asthma attack?

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

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What is pursed lip breathing and how does it help a patient who has asthma?

What is pursed lip breathing and how does it help a patient who has asthma?

See below: I think i may have answered this before - it provides another level of higher resistance at the pursed lips so it alleviates the resistance in the bronchial tubes caused by asthma, as air flows through the path of least resistance. ...Read more

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What is pursed lip breathing and how can it help patients suffering from asthma?

What is pursed lip breathing and how can it help patients suffering from asthma?

See below: Asthma is a disease of the small airways getting constricted and not allowing air to get out. By adding another level of obstruction at the pursed lips, this makes it easier for the airways to open up to overcome the added resistance. Hope this makes sense. ...Read more