Has anyone found any breathing exercises that helps reduce their liter flow per minute? I'm currently on 5 LPM, and I have an Inogen. One battery lasts about 2 hours. I wish the liter flow I use was less, so the battery would last longer. I would love to hear any suggestions if exercising would help or not.
I second that pursed lip breathing. I also made myself get up and i started out walking from telephone pole to telephone taking a sit down on my walker seat break i increased from that to a block then to two blocks with my combination medication i swear by them sildenafil & Ambrisenten significantly improved my sob. Now i walk 1.5 mile a day. There are days I can only do a block they are few and far between. But I'm driven and have Faith god's healing me. I'm thriving and now i at max doze of UPTRAVI of which holy smokes i got a rhythm in my workout. If i really sob its usually bc to much salt or fluid so i adjust accordingly. There is so much to live for and this disease can be treated to slow progression. God Bless
Pursed lip is what my respatory therapist recommend
Deanna0223: Totally understand your question and my personal thought is that we are all individual and just as our PH status is individualized so are factors to our o2 and our breathing/sob & all the factors that affect me & the factors affecting each of us. I feel that they "CAN" be individualized. My thought is that each of us must find what works for us.
I do the "Pursed-Lip Breathing", I need to do it every day & frequently. It is saving my life. After my research, I made this choice. The poisons in my head
from my obstructive sleep apnea ( that I've had for over 20 years) are very dangerous and life-threatening. This breathing technique is giving me good o2 and removing the poisons and it assists my breathing and keep my sob at bay. We all have to make a difficult choice.Good Luck, PatV.
Not on it 24/7, so I don't really know. They have those incentive spirimeters, like they have you use after surgery, but I don't know if they do any good. I have one, but it makes me too breathless when I try to use it.
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