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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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How to increase lung capacity?

hi my lung capacity is low at the moment recent i brought the ultrabreather lung exerciser about 3 weeks ago im using it 7 days a week morning & night 25 deep breathing how long do you thing will increase my lung capacity to see significant change its still quite low at the moment
Tue, 6 Oct 2015
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hello sir,

welcome to HCM,

i had gone through your history and i want to give you some suggestions for increasing the lung volume and lung capacities

when i found such patients with low lung capacities in my clinic, i was treating them like following treatment

deep breathing exercise - diaphragmatic breathing 50 times once a day
patient should be in flat position . keep both the hand on the abdomen. and both knees are bend. do breath in through nose and breath out through mouth. and feel the abdominal muscle contraction. this contraction increases the capacity of accessory muscle of respiration and will expand the lung volume

blowing the flame of candle or blow out the paper 50 times

inflate the balloon several times in a day

pranayama is also useful

respiratory exercise with spirometer is also vary beneficial . it increases lungs volume and capacities both markedly.

i think this may help you

thank u
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