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Conventional management of COPD

There is currently no cure for COPD and the prevailing prognosis is that the condition will gradually get worse over time. However, at the Buteyko Breathing Clinic we believe that with good management, disease progression can be arrested and that a better quality of life is possible.

The first step in management of COPD is to minimise risk factors:

  • stop smoking
  • reduce occupational exposure

There is a need to review traditional management practices for COPD which may encourage sufferers to increase their breathing volume.  We believe this is inappropriate as it can exacerbate their symptoms and speed disease progression.

The Buteyko Breathing Clinic programme teaches exercises and lifestyle guidelines that help restore breathing volumes to more appropriate levels. As breathing efficiency improves, symptoms reduce and greater mobility is possible.

To learn more about how Buteyko can help your COPD / emphysema, contact us for a private consultation or to attend an upcoming introductory course.

"My breathing has improved and I feel that I can manage/cope with this problem.  I recently had a Spirometry test and was told by the Doctor at the Respiratory Centre that the readings were excellent and she was discharging me from the Hospital.  Many thanks to Glenn for his patience and Buteyko."
Read Robyn's full testimonial here >>

 

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