What is Breathing Exercises?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Breathing exercises may improve respiratory muscle function, help reduce the severity of breathlessness, and improve the ability to exercise.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Promote relaxation 8 3
Stress 3 6
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 0
Anxious mood 2 2
Breathing difficulty 2 0
Pain 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Breathing Exercises

Side effect Patients
Hyperventilation 1
Lightheadedness 1
Sleepiness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Breathing Exercises

Dosage Patients
5 min daily 2
30 min daily 2
1 min daily 1
4 min daily 1
60 min weekly 1
100 min weekly 1
180 min weekly 1
300 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Breathing Exercises

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped going to Breathing Exercises

Duration

Currently going to Breathing Exercises

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped going to Breathing Exercises

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 5
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 5
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Breathing exercises (such as respiratory therapy or using a meter).