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Why are patients with asthma attacks told to breath with puckered lips?

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Dr. Thomas Stern
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Pursed lip breathing

What you are describing is called pursed lip breathing.
It is a manuever that helps the airways stay open longer when someone is suffering from asthma or copd.

In brief: Pursed lip breathing

What you are describing is called pursed lip breathing.
It is a manuever that helps the airways stay open longer when someone is suffering from asthma or copd.
Dr. Thomas Stern
Dr. Thomas Stern
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In brief: Raising airway...

...Pressure can help keep them open.

In brief: Raising airway...

...Pressure can help keep them open.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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