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Essie, 65

Essie, 65

Doing the Buteyko programme was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.

I was suffering with Hyperventilation Syndrome, panic attacks, and sleep apnoea. This caused my blood pressure to swing up and down. I was taking Betaloc to control the blood pressure which added to my symptoms. I was also on medication for high Cholesterol, from which I had side effects.

I was unable to work and doctors could not diagnose what the problem was, except for the sleep apnoea. For that, I eventually spent a night in the Sleep Apnoea clinic at Waikato Hospital. From then on I used a machine at night so that I could breathe. Prior to that I had several visits to Accident & Emergency at three different hospitals, plus overnight stays in the heart ward.


I am now fit and healthy. I walk an hour daily and can now swim 30 lengths of a swimming pool. I take no drugs, my blood pressure and cholesterol are now normal. Sure I sometimes forget to breathe – but I just do a simple breathing exercise which nobody would even know I was doing.

So many thanks Glenn – my life has changed.

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