Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects many millions of people, and takes the life of hundreds of thousands each year. Asthma involves the narrowing of the airways in the lungs (bronchospasm), inflammation, excessive mucus production and increased sensitivity to common allergens. Typical symptoms involve coughing, a feeling of suffocation, lack of air, wheeziness and chest tightness.
By keeping the mouth closed and maintaining nasal breathing, the nose warms and humidifies the incoming air - this prevents the airways from becoming too cool and dry. When we over-breathe and breathe through our mouth we are causing irritation to the lining of the airways, so by reducing our breathing volume we can reduce the amount of moisture that is released from the airways each time we breath, resulting in a moist and humid environment for the lungs to function correctly.
Coughing or mucus clearing is a symptom of asthma, which reinforces the symptoms of asthma in a vicious cycle as air is moved from the lungs forcefully, thereby drying and irritating the lungs once more – the body produces an excess of mucus to try and counter the drying effects, but unfortunately this results in the sufferer repeatedly coughing to remove the excess mucus, and thus continuing the cycle.
The Breathe Buteyko comprehensive course will help you effectively treat asthma, chronic rhinitis and sinusitis, allergies and sensitivities effectively – plus much more.
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