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Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Lung capacity: To some degree, yes. But this is limited to the physical capacity of the lungs. Cardiopulmary function may improve as well. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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How does yoga improve lung health?

How does yoga improve lung health?

Increasing stamina: Breathing techniques in yoga will built stamina to respiratory muscles , creates optimum ventilation, minimizes waste of energy due respiration , allows uniform ventilation of all parts of lung not allowing collapse of lung , spends minimum energy. ...Read more

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Can meditation really help improve lung health?

Can meditation really help improve lung health?

No: No meditation nor any natural known substance has proved to improve lung function. Meditation as any associated maneauver can help the persons to understand their inner energy. Also to be calm & rational on responses as well as learn to understand your body better. Also to improve your response to different reactions, your limitations & attributes. ...Read more

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Can running improve lung capacity and reduce asthma symptoms?

Can running improve lung capacity and reduce asthma symptoms?

Yes and no: Running improves stamina and lung function but is not an asthma treatment. Running can cause an asthma attack but can be prevented by use of an inhaler prior to running. ...Read more

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Good food to improve lung capacity?

Good food to improve lung capacity?

none: There is no special diet or supplements for that. Avoid pollution (esp in india), do not smoke, exercise, and eat healthy food daily (low oil, no ghee at all, limit meat, and limit sugars/sweets). ...Read more

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Can bad posture with pectus excavatum affect lung capacity?

Can bad posture with pectus excavatum affect lung capacity?

Yes: In severe cases mostly from displacement of the heart. Most of the cases minimal reduction in lung capacity. ...Read more

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Are breathing exercises safe for improving anxiety/allergy related dyspnea?

Are breathing exercises safe for improving anxiety/allergy related dyspnea?

Absolutely: Any form of breathing exercise and/or meditation can help relieve anxiety and stress. Just make sure you are doing it correctly so it will work. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises to improve lung function/efficiency?

Are there any exercises to improve lung function/efficiency?

Incentive Spirometry: Is what they use in the hospital when you're sick and debilitated. If you're healthy, your lung function and capacity is hard to improve much. Most of the improvement during exercise is due to improved function of the heart. ...Read more

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Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

Can yoga and Pilates cure scoliosis?

No: Over hundreds of years, the medical field has tried hundreds of things to cure scoliosis. This has included strengthening exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care, estim, traction, yoga, pilates, and many other things. Nothing has ever been shown to help. Mild cases don't usually need treatment. Severe cases need surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture improve dysphagia?

Can acupuncture improve dysphagia?

Maybe...: A study has been done evaluating acupuncture for dysphagia due to a stroke. Conclusion of study:" findings suggest that acupuncture may be useful for the treatment of post-stroke swallowing disorders. The specificity of the results to swallowing implies that its success is not simply a generalized response to acupuncture. Further studies are warranted in this area.". ...Read more

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Can muscle tightness affect lung capacity?

Can muscle tightness affect lung capacity?

It might: If your muscles are tight, or painful, there will be limitation to expansion (inspiration) or expiration, making the lung capacity measurement less reliable. ...Read more

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Will oxygen therapy help improve long term lung problems such as COPD or malformations?

Will oxygen therapy help improve long term lung problems such as COPD or malformations?

No: Oxygen therapy is not a "cure" or fix of problems in the lungs. But, if you need oxygen and you do not use it, then you may cause damage to other organs including the heart. The use of oxygen will also allow you to do more things that otherwise, you would not be able due to dyspnea. Oxygen doesn't fix problems, but if you donn't use it you may develop other problems and you will be more limited. ...Read more

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Could oxygen therapy help improve long term lung problems such as COPD or malformations?

Could oxygen therapy help improve long term lung problems such as COPD or malformations?

Hypoxia: In people who are deemed to need oxygen from any cause but especially copd, because they are hypoxic, studies show that the only treatment that can prolong life is oxygen. All the others, such as steroid, bronchodilators, make the person feel better but don't prolong survival, if everything else equal. ...Read more

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Aside from steam bath and deep breathing exercises, how can I optimize my lung function?

Aside from steam bath and deep breathing exercises, how can I optimize my lung function?

Exercise: Deep breathing exercises and well as aerobic exercise will help you feel better and tune up your lung function. Avoid smoking anything and if allergies are a problem, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Can diet or exercise help improve asthma in adult?

Can diet or exercise help improve asthma in adult?

Yes and no: While neither of thes directly improve the lung disease itself, but being more fit you use less oxygen and use it more efficiently. Weight loss and physical fitness improve the quality of life of asthmatics - which certainly helps. ...Read more

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Can having scheuermann's kyphosis of thoracic interfere with lung function/breathing?

Can having scheuermann's kyphosis of thoracic interfere with lung function/breathing?

Extremely rare: When kyphosis angle exceeds 100 degrees (rare), the sharply bent spine puts pressure on the heart, lungs, and intestines. When this occurs, patients may tire quickly, suffer shortness of breath, feel chest pain, and lose their appetite. ...Read more

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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more