2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part U
Influence of yogic breathing on Asthma: The respiratory disorder
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh
Breathing is something most people take for granted — except for those with severe asthma. Asthma is a chronic (long-term) disease of the respiratory system, which affects the lungs and the airways that carry air to and from the lungs. A person suffering from asthma has difficulty breathing due to the constriction of these airways. Inflammation and mucous in the airways (bronchi) can make the patient wheeze. The most common symptoms that can be seen in an asthma patients are coughing (especially after a long laugh or exercise), difficulty in breathing, tightness of the chest, shortness of breath, wheezing or whistling sound when breathing. Asthma narrows the airways in your lungs to the point where it can be hard to catch your breath. Medicines like inhaled corticosteroids and beta-agonists open up your airways to help you breathe easier. Until recently, doctors didn’t recommend breathing exercises for asthma — simply because there wasn’t enough evidence to show that they work. Yet more recent studies suggest these exercises might help improve your breathing and quality of life. Based on current evidence, breathing exercises may have value as an add-on therapy to medication and other standard asthma treatments. Yet for some people with severe asthma, these medicines might not be enough to control symptoms. Yogic Exercise is something to supplement drug treatment to timely cure.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh. Influence of yogic breathing on Asthma: The respiratory disorder. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):1163-1165.