Pulmonary Hypertension: Breathing Exercises to Strengthen Lungs
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a chronic, heart and lung condition that increases the blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, causing shortness of breath, dizziness, and chest pain among other symptoms.
Did you know that after the age of 35 we lessen the signal between the diaphragm and our brain? This “loss of connection” does not allow the diaphragm at its maximum efficiency and our breathing becomes more difficult. Because of that, as the years go by, we become weaker and our lung capacity also 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 their lung capacity and help them breathe a little bit better, there are several exercises that they could try.
In this video, shared by motivationaldoc, listen to Dr. Mandell as he explains how to improve your 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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