You would think that breathing would be as easy as inhaling and exhaling, requiring no thought at all. But for people with COPD, breathing can sometimes be very difficult - sometimes seeming almost impossible. Today we're going to begin to talk about proper breathing techniques with COPD. Some of these techniques can be used with other pulmonary disorders as well, but as always, check with your doctor or respiratory health care professional before starting to use any new technique or exercise. We talk a lot here about knowing what's going on in your lungs, and when it comes to breathing techniques, this is no exception. Remember, we're here to help take away some of the mystery - and the confusion - about why in the heck it can be so hard to breathe! Here are some key terms and abbreviations: COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease SOB - Shortness of Breath (also called dyspnea - disp´-nee-uh) PLB - Pursed Lips Breathing DB - Diap...
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Alternative Names Shortness of breath; Breathlessness; Difficulty breathing; Dyspnea Home Care Sometimes, a small amount of breathing difficulty may be normal, and is not cause for concern. Severe nasal congestion is one example. Strenuous exercise, especially when you do not exercise often, is another example. If breathing difficulty is new or is getting worse, it may be due to a serious problem. Though many causes are not dangerous and are easily treated, call your health care provider for any breathing difficulty. If you are being treated for a long-term problem with your lungs or heart, follow your health care provider's directions to help with that problem. See also: Asthma COPD Heart failure Call your health care provider if Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if: Breathing difficulty comes on suddenly or seriously interferes with your breathing Someone completely stops breathing See your health care provider if breathing difficulty starts suddenly or is ...
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