Breathing Exercises to Help Strengthen Your Lungs
Did you know that after the age of 35 the signal between our diaphragm and our brain weakens? This “loss of connection” does not allow the diaphragm to work at its maximum efficiency and our breathing becomes more labored. Because of that, as the years go by, our lung capacity becomes weaker. This is especially worrying for pulmonary hypertension patients.
One of the most concerning symptoms of pulmonary hypertension is shortness of breath. Patients who suffer from PH have a very difficult time breathing. To improve lung capacity and assist with breathing, there are several exercises that individuals with PH could try.
In this video, shared by motivationaldoc, Dr. Mandell explains how to improve breathing with some belly breathing exercises to strengthen the lungs. Belly breathing refers to breathing that uses the diaphragm, allowing maximum intake of oxygen into the body for use in the heart and lungs.
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