A MyCOPDTeam Member
Little helps from nurses and other members of rehab groups etc
Some may sound strange but they work!.
Humming as deep a note as you can causes voice box to vibrate and loosen mucus in the throat
Singing were told is very good to exersize the lungs and chest, though probably best done on your own unless you have a great voice and the breath.
In fact addenbroooks hospital have started a singing group in there respiratory treatment with some good results I believe. According to local news channel
Different ways to stretch arms and chest to expand lungs.
My copd caused by sarcoids which originally diagnosed as asthma almost 20 years ago wasn't. Till I was in hospital in 2015 with a PE and DVT that the sarcoids were first spotted. Since then have had umpteen tests and different meds with monthly hospital visits to the Royal Papworth lung defence clinic. My diagnosis now reads COPD brought on by Sarcoidosis which in turn was caused by exposure to substance or element unknown in the past.
Apparently could have been years ago and thinking about it used all sorts of stuff that these days are not used or require special precautions.
yes homemade remidies led to a lot of discoveries,especially a lot from the ancients that are unfortunately lost.
Nothing wrong with sleep. It is a necessary task.
im the same, i seem to sleep alot more.
I am doing that now with Pulmonary Rehab. The program is great but I am only there 2 days a week for about 30 mins. I need to do more at home I feel tired so much
Purse lip breathing helps me but the best thing is to do cardio workout, treadmill, bike riding, elliptical and weights too. Exercise every day as much as you can. Stay as active as you can. No couch potatoes! Lol Start slow and go at your own pace. Just keep moving! 💃💃💃 Chris
In the US, a lot of Better Breather groups are using harmonicas.....it has the same effect as singing, in that it encourages good breath control.
Developing a daily exercise program that you do in a gym or senior center is the best things you can do after you quit smoking.
Thanks for the information good advice... breath easy
All good advice. Keep moving, no matter what you do.