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Breathing With COPD

When you have COPD, breathing is a big deal. Learn breathing strategies to help you better manage COPD. Find out which breathing techniques are best to control shortness of breath. Discover breathing exercises that will help you live a more productive life with COPD.

Breathing Exercises
Breathing exercises can help you strengthen your diaphragm, relieve shortness of breath and clear your airways. Breathing exercises include diaphragmatic breathing, pursed-lip breathing and controlled coughing. Learn these breathing techniques to help you cope with COPD.

Pursed Lip Breathing
Pursed lip breathing is one of the easiest ways to control shortness of breath. Learn more about pursed lip breathing techniques.

7 Tips to Help Avoid Shortness of Breath When Eating
Shortness of breath can be really frustrating if you have COPD, but it can be even more frustrating when it occurs while you are trying to eat. Learn 7 tips to help you avoid shortness of breath when you eat.

How To Perform Diaphragmatic Breathing With Pursed Lips
Diaphragmatic breathing is a breathing technique that helps to strengthen both the diaphragm and the abdominal muscles that help it move. This means more air will move in and out of the lungs without overtiring the muscles in the chest. It is best when used with pursed lip breathing and will increase exercise tolerance and overall well-being.

Breaking the Dyspnea Cycle
The dyspnea cycle occurs when you are having trouble breathing and become increasingly anxious, which makes you start to panic, which in turn causes you to become even more short of breath? Learn more about the dyspnea cycle and ways to overcome it.

How to Use an Incentive Spirometer
An incentive spirometer is a device that helps keep the alveoli of your lungs inflated. They are often times used in the hospital setting as part of daily therapy. Learn how to use an incentive spirometer.

10 Tips To Manage Shortness of Breath
COPD breathing can be difficult. Learn more about COPD breathing.

13 Dietary Tips for Better Breathing With COPD
If you have COPD, breathing can be increasingly difficult. Check out these 15 dietary tips for better breathing with COPD.

Why Am I Short of Breath When My Oxygen Saturation Levels Are Normal?
Oxygen saturation levels do not always correlate with shortness of breath in COPD. Find out more about this phenomena.

Does Mouth Breathing Affect My Oxygen Levels?
Many people with COPD wonder how mouth breathing affects their oxygen levels. Learn more about mouth breathing and COPD.

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