Drug-free devices aids asthmatics:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A device designed to reduce shortness of breath in older people without the use of drugs could also be used in asthmatics, UK researchers have said. The Powerbreathe device is being tested at Birmingham University's Sports Medicine and Human Performance Unit. It comprises a hand-held control and a tube into the mouth through which the patient breathes, exercising the inspiratory muscles. Initial tests showed a marked improvement in lung function with breathlessness during exercise reducing by over 12%.
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