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What is best sitting position to help w/breathing if I have COPD emphysema?
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maximize lift
Leaning slightly forward, palms resting on the knees, head slightly bent, lips pursed, fast breath in, slow and prolonged exhaling.
The goal is to get the respiratory muscles including neck muscles, in the best position for maximal lift, and empty out the lungs as much as possible to make room for more air coming in.

In brief: Maximize lift
Leaning slightly forward, palms resting on the knees, head slightly bent, lips pursed, fast breath in, slow and prolonged exhaling.
The goal is to get the respiratory muscles including neck muscles, in the best position for maximal lift, and empty out the lungs as much as possible to make room for more air coming in.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sitting and
Sitting and stooping forward over a pillow --- is the comfortable position for a COPD exacerbation.

In brief: Sitting and
Sitting and stooping forward over a pillow --- is the comfortable position for a COPD exacerbation.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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