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Dysfunctional breathing goes unnoticed, yet every minute it is greatly affecting our health.
Healthy breathing at rest should be relaxed, quiet and undetectable. Healthy breathing is low volume (4-6 l/min), strictly nasal breathing. Healthy breathing is diaphragmatic breathing with breath in – belly out and vice versa movements.
There are no schools that teach healthy breathing, and no traditional medical provider will tell you how important it is. Sadly, healthy breathing is either misunderstood or not given enough attention.
Some signs of Dysfunctional breathing include
• Mouth breathing
• Chest breathing not justified by high demand physical activity
• Large volume breathing
• Audible, visible movements of one’s breath
• Diaphragm breathing with reverse pattern – breath in – belly in
• Frequent involuntary deep breaths, sighs, yawns
• Taking large breath prior to talking
Why breathing becomes abnormal?
Hyperventilation is a natural response to stress, overeating, toxins, lack of physical activity, oversleeping, infections, some medications and other modern lifestyle factors. If those factors persist long enough, and nothing is done to address hyperventilation, our brain adjusts to lower concentration of CO2 in the lungs and begins continuously demand higher volumes of air. Such little attention is paid to our breathing that the normal rate can easily double and triple before being noticed and manifested by a variey of symptoms. By that time damage to our health is already done.
Some of the symptoms produced by Dysfunctional breathing include:
sensitive airways, bloating, IBS, belching, dental or gum problems, allergies, hay fever, chest tightness, breathlessness, chronic tiredness, headaches, chest pain that is not heart-related, anxiety and/or depression, irritable and aggressive behavior, memory problems, difficulty concentrating, frequent respiratory infections, itchy or dry skin, fast pounding heartbeat, nose that blocks regularly, muscle tightness or cramps, physical exhaustion, lack of stamina, sinuses that continuously blocks or drain, excessively sweaty palms, feet or armpits, visual disturbances, blurred or tunnel vision, tingling or numbing of extremities and more
Hyperventilation is reversible
Breathing retraining program, like the Buteyko Therapy, aims to correct the Dysfunctional breathing pattern and restore your health.
Buteyko Clinic USA offers unique breathing rehabilitation programs that result in long term drug free control over asthma, allergies, COPD, rhinitis, chronic cough, snoring, sleep apnea, anxiety, panic, chronic hyperventilation syndrome and other chronic conditions. Contact us today for a free consultation.