My thoughts on breathing...
A bit more information as it occurs to me about how breathing impacts your health and well-being. If you have questions or want me to address a particular topic, please don't hesitate to contact me!
One of my most frequent referrals from respiratory professionals is for helping people get better control of their asthma. These people are often well controlled medically - meaning the medication they are on significantly improves their lung function - but they still struggle with symptoms of shortness of breath. Often this occurs when they are exerting themselves - either during exercise or during normal activities of daily living (stairs!). At first, it doesn't seem to make sense to them - if the asthma medication is working, why do I feel so bad? The answer is that we have to "think outside the lung," and consider what else might be going on to contribute to symptoms. Both scientific research and clinical evidence indicate that the WAY you breathe when you have asthma, impacts HOW you feel.
What the research says:
To the point...
Check back in a few weeks for Part 2, where I will discuss some tips for breathing better with asthma.
I'm a physiotherapist who is passionate about educating anyone and everyone about the impact breathing has on our health.