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Breathing exercises for asthma and COPD: what's the evidence?


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  • Website: Evidently Cochrane
  • Resource type: Blog

Summary - The message of this resource is:

A systematic review showed that breathing exercises may help improve walking speed for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is unclear whether breathing exercises help people with asthma. Benefits from breathing exercises do not seem to be better than exercising.


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breathe, shortness of breath, pursed lip breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, yoga

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Rated on: 4/13/2015 1:58:04 PM

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