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Breathing exercises for adults with asthma

Breathing exercises for adults with asthma
Breathing exercises for adults with asthma
Asthma is a common long-term condition that remains poorly controlled in many people despite the availability of pharmacological interventions, evidence-based treatment guidelines and care pathways. There is considerable public interest in the use of non-pharmacological approaches for the treatment of asthma. A survey of people with asthma reported that many have used complementary and alternative medicine, often without the knowledge of their clinical team. Such interventions include breathing techniques, herbal products, homeopathy and acupuncture. The role of breathing exercises within the management of asthma has been controversial, partly because early claims of effectiveness were exaggerated. UK national guidance and international guidelines on the management of asthma have included the option of breathing exercise programmes as an adjuvant to pharmacological treatment. Here we discuss the types of breathing exercises used and review the evidence for their effectiveness.
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Bruton, A.
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Bruton, A.
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Bruton, A. (2015) Breathing exercises for adults with asthma. Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, 53 (11), 126-129. (doi:10.1136/dtb.2015.11.0361).

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Asthma is a common long-term condition that remains poorly controlled in many people despite the availability of pharmacological interventions, evidence-based treatment guidelines and care pathways. There is considerable public interest in the use of non-pharmacological approaches for the treatment of asthma. A survey of people with asthma reported that many have used complementary and alternative medicine, often without the knowledge of their clinical team. Such interventions include breathing techniques, herbal products, homeopathy and acupuncture. The role of breathing exercises within the management of asthma has been controversial, partly because early claims of effectiveness were exaggerated. UK national guidance and international guidelines on the management of asthma have included the option of breathing exercise programmes as an adjuvant to pharmacological treatment. Here we discuss the types of breathing exercises used and review the evidence for their effectiveness.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 30 October 2015
Published date: November 2015
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 385946
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/385946
PURE UUID: 750b9552-96b6-42a4-9864-5ea5e1f65eff
ORCID for A. Bruton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4550-2536

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Date deposited: 26 Jan 2016 12:49
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 20:13

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