ask: Do asthmatics breathe too much?

 
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I believe most asthmatics breathe 2-3 times more air per minute than normal and that by reducing their breathing asthma management can be improved and less medication may be needed. This is the rationale behind the Buteyko Method.

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Hi and thank you for your question.

Asthma is defined as an inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes. Air travels in and out of the lungs through these tubes.To answer your question about the amount of intake of oxygen of an asthma sufferer, I think this would be depend on each individual.

 

I am not familiar with the The Buteyko Method but after reading some information it is a breathing technique and you can find additional information here http://www.buteyko.com/method/index_method.html.

 

Hope this helps.

Misise

 

February 12, 2012 - 10:20am
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