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Optimal Breathing Obstructive Airway Disease
Please help! what is the optimal pattern of breathing for patient with obstructive airway disease?
Any: There is no optimal patters. Breath normally & at times hold breath X few seconds & blow out through your moth partially close as in blowing a balloon. It will help ypur respiratory muscles. By keeping a slow pattern will oxygenated without causing acid-base problems ...Read more
How does hyperactive airway disease affect your breathing especially your exhale? What is the best way to strengthen your exhale without albuterol?
I have small airway disease, not asthma, which means I have problems getting air out of my lungs. Is this restrictive or obstructive? The doctor didn't put me on any treatment.
Age 33. Diagnosed with asthma / small airway disease. Prescribed advair diskus 250/50 and proair hfa. Took a peak flow meter test and blew 350 l/min. Is that bad? Recommendations on how to improve?
Don't look: The peak flow rate is based on your height and sex and thus can't tell whether yours is bad or not. The more important point is how much has it changed from your pfr when you not have breathing problem. As suggested by dr pizzo, you should consult an allergist to help manage your problem. There is a chance that the atenolol may adversely impact your asthma. Fev-1 is superior to pfr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is my exhalation only affected by asthma/hyperactive airway disease but not my inhalation? How do I fix my exhalation so i can breathe better?
Bronchodilators: In asthma and or hyperactive airway disease,the lining of your windpipe mucosa sells up,thus you need to exert more when you breathe out,if you have been prescribed inhalers ,you should use the as prescribed,and breathing exercise will help,if you are not being treated,you should see you doctor or a pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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